A Primer on SQL Server Clustered Index Architecture


How often when creating a new table you just made the Clustered Index using an Integer column with Identity properties. Seems like that is all I have done for last many years. But, in the last two years I’ve really dove into indexes and finally with this presentation looked at what really makes a good Clustered Index with benchmarks and varying scenarios. In some scenarios a well-defined clustered index may out perform a covering non-clustered index. Results are very interesting and may surprise you.


  • Mike Byrd

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    Former rocket scientist and USAF Fighter Pilot -- now a SQL Server geek (24 years)! Past opportunities include free-lance technical writer for PC Magazine, Senior Software Manager for government sponsored munitions effectiveness committee, and insurance company CTO. Currently senior database engineer consultant for several Austin companies. Presenter at 17 SQL Sat sessions in 2016, 10 in 2017, 8 in 2018 (Cambridge) and Chicago, Jacksonville, Dallas, Pensacola, Austin, and Baton Rouge in 2019; as well as several local SQL Server user's groups in Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio; and 2 Virtual DBA presentations in 2018.

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Jan 15, 2019

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