Should you look at automatically created statistics on your tables in SQL Server to help you design better indexes? Learn why in this 20 minute video, or subscribe to the Dear SQL DBA podcast. No time to watch? Scroll on down, everything is written in article form below the video. Here’s this week’s question: Dear SQL DBA, I’ve noticed that many indexes in my data warehouse aren’t used frequently.
SQL Server’s “index usage stats” dynamic management view is incredibly useful– but does it tell you what you THINK it tells you?
I explain the quirks of how sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats works and why the information is so valuable.