The Equality Operator


The equality operator is both the most trivial and the most frequently used SQL operator. Indexing mistakes that affect performance are still very common and where clauses that combine multiple conditions are particularly vulnerable.

This section shows how to verify index usage and explains how concatenated indexes can optimize combined conditions. To aid understanding, we will analyze a slow query to see the real world impact of the causes explained in Chapter 1.

About the Author

As an author, trainer, and coach Markus Winand specializes in helping developers cope with SQL performance issues. He also published the book SQL Performance Explained and tweets his best performance tips via @SQLPerfTips.http://winand.at/

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