CHAPTER 23

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Index Tuning and Statistics

By Jason Brimhall

As discussed in Chapter 21, SQL Server query performance tuning and optimization requires a multilayered approach. This chapter focuses on the index and statistics tuning aspects of that approach. The following are a few key factors that impact SQL Server query performance:

  • Appropriate indexing : Your table indexes should be based on your high-priority or frequently executed queries. If a query is executing thousands of times a day and is completing in two seconds but could be running in less than one second with the proper index, adding this index could reduce the I/O pressure on your ...

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