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Book Review - oldie but a goodie - Inside SQL 2005 Query Tuning and Optimization

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Published Friday, February 19, 2010 5:38 PM by Rob Farley



Kalen Delaney said:

Thanks, Rob!

I'd like to point out Chapter 3 on reading execution plans. It was written by one of Microsoft Engineers on the query processing team (Craig Freedman) and it is amazing! I have read that chapter over 4 times and _I_ still learn new things from it. I don't there is anything else publicly available that goes into so much depth on what each operator in a plan means, and how to interpret the overall plan. And 99% of it is completely relevant for 2008. Only 4 of the plans are different in the newer version. Because of page count limitations, we were not able to include this chapter in the 2008 book, so you can think of it as a collectors' item!


February 19, 2010 11:09 AM

Rob Farley said:

It's a shame that that chapter won't appear in the next version, it is an excellent one. Even more reason for people to pick up this version still!

February 19, 2010 6:18 PM

Rob Farley said:

I received an email from someone who’s trying to decide whether or not to register for my precon at SQLBits

August 31, 2010 8:42 AM
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