Mike Hayner, chief technical officer at Pacific Northwest Software, has been in the industry for 19 years. He specializes in high performance, large scale applications with a data layer using Microsoft SQL Server.
SQL Server uses statistics to determine the type of execution plan it’ll use for a query, so it’s a good idea to make sure the statistics are being accurately calculated. A stored procedure makes it easy to do so.
Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft....More