Clustered Nuts?

While looking at performance in some of my databases, I noticed there was a high number of FreeSpace scans going on.   Aaargh!  They are called clustered indexes, people use them!  Performance, performance, performance!

In most cases it is best practices to start with a clustered index on every table created.  There are rare instances when this is not the optimal setup, but for the large majority of standard databases put in a clustered index on each table.  Your shooting yourself in the foot, people!


About SQLGator

Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on February 21, 2012, in Database Administration Tasks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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