Execution Plans for Mere Mortals

Mike Lawell
90 minutes
As a beginner database professional, execution plans are intimidating. In this session, I will take you through the basics of reading graphical execution plans and drill into key operators, warnings and properties. You will understand how, why and when the execution plan will be created and saved to plan cache. Reading the execution plan will be much less intimidating as we walk through the flow and process of a graphical execution plan. After looking at the key operators, you will be able to analyze the operators of your execution plans, view the operator properties, and identify common performance tuning opportunities. Finally, you will be able to capture the execution plan, save it for analysis and comparison after modifications have occurred.
Basic understanding of T-SQL and the SQL Server Engine.

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