Tutorial: 14:15-15:45 (English)

Superficial SQL Indexing

An Epidemic Plague

What if a single root cause was responsible for most SQL performance issues?

Proper indexing is a very time and cost-effective way to improve SQL performance. Yet hardly anyone gets it right so that about 50% of all SQL performance problems can be attributed to the index/query mismatch.

In this tutorial I’ll explain how organisational structures hinder proper indexing and why it is not sufficiently covered in the relevant literature. Naturally, this tutorial will also explain how to approach indexing for a better result and demonstrate the most common indexing mistakes in a fun and educating way: in a live quiz with the audience.

Markus Winand

Markus Winand is an independent author, trainer and consultant on all things SQL. His book SQL Performance Explained has just been translated into a fifth language. It can be purchased as a print edition, and it’s also available for free on his website. Markus is currently working on his second book centered on the idea that things have changed a lot since SQL-92. It is likewise available free of charge online.