Why pick my session?
Hi, I’m Arthur Daniels. I’m presenting Reading Execution Plans Successfully at SQL Saturday Nashville. If you’re considering attending my session, I’d really like to see you there! I deal with execution plans daily. They can be really gnarly, and it takes a lot of time to work through the larger execution plans. I wrote this session as a foundation for performance tuning. Some of the things I’ll be talking about are:
- What an execution plan is, behind the picture in management studio
- The execution plan cache and what it can be used for
- Finding where to start reading an execution plan
- Interpreting a lot of the information provided on an Index Seek
- When to use Query Store, and when the execution plan cache could be better
I think the best place to ask a question is in person. I might not have the answer you’re looking for, but I know a lot of great places and great people that we can ask. If you’re stumped (especially on performance), I encourage you to come ask.
Who am I?
My name is Arthur Daniels. I work primarily on performance for SQL Servers at SAP Fieldglass. I spend a lot of my time finding ways to improve and rewrite queries, and occasionally adjust or add indexes. If you want to talk about something I covered or didn’t cover in my session, please feel free to catch me after my session!
Read the slides
If you want the latest version I’ve used, here is the SQL Saturday Minnesota where I last gave my presentation. I also provide my slides on my website, here‘s a copy of the slides when I first gave this presentation. I’ve been spending the time between presentations improving.