Understanding SARGability (to make your queries run faster)

There’s so much more to SARGability than people think, and people can often miss out on significant performance benefits by not appreciating this. SARGable means Search ARGument Able and relates to the ability to search through an index for a value. Unfortunately many database professionals don’t really understand it – especially in regard to joins – leading to queries which don’t run as well as they should. This is a talk involving lots of demos, showing plenty of queries and execution plans.

Presented by Rob Farley at SQLBits VII
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    Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions, a Gold Partner SQL & BI consultancy in Adelaide, Australia. He presents regularly at PASS chapters and conferences such as TechEd Australia and SQLBits (UK), heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, sits on the South Australian committee of the Australian Computer Society and has held Microsoft certifications since 1998 (including MCDBA, MCSD, MCPD and MCITP). He is an MCT and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2006. He has helped create several of the MCP exams, and wrote two chapters for the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, and created the PASS chapter map that can be found on the PASS website.
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