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Look, Ma, No Surprises

Last week I demonstrated at least 30% performance improvement by switching to memory optimised table-valued parameters on SQL Server 2016. This week I will demonstrate the same test using Azure SQL Database, on the Premium tier, where In-Memory OLTP is supported. My test harness is the same. I will create a temp table and a[…]

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How to make your T-SQL thirty percent faster

Last week, I mentioned a feature in SQL Server, and now in Azure SQL Database, called Memory-Optimized Table-Valued Parameters, which makes use of In-Memory OLTP structures to work around a dependency on tempdb, and thereby drastically improve performance. Short version: We can see more than double¬†speed improvement by switching from temp tables to Memory-Optimized TVPs,[…]

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Memory-Optimized Table-Valued Parameters

November brings me back to my regular weekly posting schedule. I attended PASS Summit 2016 last week, and saw a lot of great sessions. Aside from the new stuff, what I also noticed is how people are making use of existing technology to solve performance problems. I have a customer that is targeting their vendor[…]