The right index in the right place can really up your database performance. But applying too many indices can lead to a very nasty overhead problem. So how do you learn where to spend your index resources where they’re most needed?
Knowing your database schema is crucial but a complex database can make deciding where to put your index a very difficult task.
An article by Ian Stirk in January’s MSDN magazine really helped me. The brilliant code and my knowledge of the schema helped pinpoint places where I should put indices. Look, especially, at STEP04 [Identify the missing (or incomplete indexes) (TOP 20), for ALL databases].
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