WHAT: EXECUTION PLANS FOR BEGINNERS
WHEN: Tuesday, 04/17/18 - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHO: Thomas LeBlanc
This will be a Beginners session highlighting the starting point for using the execution plans from SQL Server to assist in query tuning. Briefly, we will look at the history to get an idea of how Microsoft has improved the display through Graphical Plans and Missing Index suggestion. The, we will answer questions like the following. What is the difference between a Table and Clustered Index Scan? What is a Lookup? How do you improve performance of Lookups? What are the different types of Loops? How to get more information from the Plan with the properties window?
Thomas LeBlanc (Thomas-LeBlanc.com) is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, LA. Today, he works with designing Dimensional Models in the financial area while using Integration (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS) for development and SSRS & Power BI for reporting. Starting as a developer in COBOL while at LSU, he has been a developer, tester, project manager, team lead as well as a software trainer writing documentation for classes. Involvement in the SQL Server community includes speaking at SQLPASS.org Summits (2011-2017) and SQLSaturday since 2011 as well as a speaker at IT/Dev Connections (15,17) and Live! 360(2015-2017). He is the past Chair of the PASS Excel Business Intelligence and Data Architecture Virtual Chapters and worked on the Nomination Committee for PASS Board of Directors for 2016 & 2017. Bing TheSmilingDBA for more information about Thomas.