What does SQL Performance mean?
performance is measured by how efficiently and quickly SQL queries are able to
perform the required function. SQL performance can be measured by the time it
takes to complete the operation and whether the output of the operation matches
the expected requirements. SQL performance can drop below a certain standard
due to various reasons, but there are ways to improve performance.
Techopedia explains SQL Performance
perform both simple and complex operations. An example of a simple operation can
be retrieving the dates of birth of all employees in a certain department, while
that of a complex operation can be retrieving the dates of birth of all
employees in a large enterprise whose names end with the letter P, who
have passport numbers starting with 54 and have traveled outside the United
States in the last 15 years. The more complex the operation, the longer the amount
There are many ways to improve
SQL performance, including:
- Multiple joins in a single query should be avoided.
- A set-based query should be used
instead of a cursor-based query.
- Non-correlated scalar sub-queries should be avoided in
Table Valued Functions (TVFs) should be avoided as part of the query.
- Indexes should be used as efficiently
- The columns in an index should be positioned carefully.