SQL Performance Tuning Report – 589x faster!

Case study #16

Here is another recent SQL Server performance tuning report.

The stored procedure below was one of the most called on the client’s SQL Server.

Improvements achieved

  • CPU from 50 to 1
  • Reads from 2,496 to 8
  • Duration from 227 to 1

What changes made this query run faster?

  • Dropped the IX_ClientID_OrderDate;
  • Added the index IX_ClientID_OrderDate_WorkOrderNumber;

That’s it! That simple!

Why do you merge two indexes into a single one?

Because indexing is not free. The less indexes you can get away with, the faster your SQL Server run.

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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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