The New Record in our Performance Tuning – Report – 75,336% improvement!

Case Study … and a new tuning record!

We do a lot of performance tuning of slow SQL Server code.

In this example, I will show you how we set our personal best record!

75,336 % improvement in stored procedure performance!

Improvements achieved:

  • CPU from 18,922 to 1,249
  • Reads from 12,850,589 to 18,532
  • Duration from 30,682 to 685

It is 753x faster!

What was changed?

A SELECT with four JOINS became two SELECTs using a UNION.

That’s it. That simple!

Got any proof?

Obviously, we can just paste client code here. But here is what I can show you.

Below you will see a capture of BEFORE vs. AFTER performance tuning run. SQL proc performance BEFORE it was tuned and AFTER it was tuned.


SQL tuned run duration

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Mark Varnas

Mark Varnas

I love making performance tuning SQL Servers fast and making them more stable. And I channel that obsession into our SQL Managed Services and new content here. When I'm not writing about SQL, I spend time outside hiking, skiing, mountain biking, or trying a new recipe.

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