Congratulations on hunting your elephants. The prior blog post
was the most popular ever; it has received well over 3,000 hits and continues to ascend in popularity. I readily concede that elephants can wreak havoc in your databases, but there exists a much more dangerous predator of your database's performance: mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are, on an individual basis, small, inexpensive statements with an apparently low timeron cost, but, when they are executed with high frequency, they will suck the life out of your system and degrade the performance of your business. Two blog posts ago, the topic of statement workload analysis was introduced. If you have not read it yet, please do so now.
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