I’ve just released a new script, and now the sys2 scripts are reached the double-digit number: 10!
The latest addition is the sys2.tables_columns scripts that helps me to detect which tables uses LOB column so that I can also check if that LOB data resides on a dedicated filegroup or not. Usually when I have such situations and the LOB data is seldom accessed (say, 1 time each dozens of requests) I create a specific filegroup and use that for LOB data, so that the standard data pages will only hold a 16byte pointer to that data, helping to keep data pages dense and thus extremely efficient from a caching and (read) I/O access point of view.
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Davide Mauri - MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, MCT, MVP on SQL Server - has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5, and his interests cover the whole platform, from the Relational Engine to Analysis Services, from architecture definition to performance tuning. He also has a strong knowledge of XML, .NET and the Object Oriented Design principles, which allows him to have the correct vision and experience to handle development of complex business intelligence solutions. Having worked as a Microsoft Certified Teacher for many years, Davide is able to pass all his knowledge to his co-workers, allowing his team to deliver high-quality solutions. He currently works as a Mentor for SolidQ and can be found speaking in many Italian and internationals events.