SQL SERVER – Story of Temporary Objects

SQL Server’s version of Transact SQL provides the ability to create and leverage temporary objects for use within the scope of your query session or batch. There are many reasons why you may decide to use temporary objects and we will explore them later in this article. In addition to meeting various data-tier requirements, temporary objects can also be beneficial from a performance and scalability perspective.

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SQL SERVER – Maximum Allowable Length of Characters for Temp Objects is 116 – Guest Post by Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund Lakhani (B | T | S) is currently working as Technical Lead in SQL Support team with Microsoft India GTSC. In past 7+ years with Microsoft he was also a part of the Premier Field Engineering Team for 18 months. During that time he was a part of rapid on-site support (ROSS) team. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he worked as SQL developer, SQL DBA and also got a chance to wear his other hat as an ERP Consultant. Let us learn about Maximum Allowable Length of Characters for Temp Objects is 116.

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SQL SERVER – TempDB in RAM for Performance

Performance Tuning is always the most interesting subject when we talk about software application. While I was recently discussing performance tuning with my friend, we started to talk about the best practices for TempDb. I also pointed my friend to the excellent blog post written by Cindy Gross on the subject: Compilation of SQL Server TempDB IO Best Practices. One of the discussion points was that we should put TempDB on the drive which is always giving better performance.

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