Reasons Your Query Is Slow Right Now: A Bad Plan Appears

Update Stats, They Said

Okay look, you probably should update stats. At least when you do it, you have some control over the situation.

If you let SQL Server get up to its own devices, you might become quite surprised.…

Reasons Your Query Is Slow Right Now: Blocking, Blocking, Blocking


Blocking sucks. SQL Server should have used an optimistic isolation level by default.

Sure, writers would still block each other, but think of all the time people could have saved not explaining NOLOCK hints.

  • Yes, they still take locks