A Look At Automatic Plan Tuning In SQL Server 2017

John Sterrett shows us how to review automatic plan tuning suggestions:

SQL Server 2017 Automatic Tuning looks for queries where execution plans change and performance regresses. This feature depends on Query Store being enabled. Note, even if you don’t turn on Automatic Tuning you still get the benefits of having access to the data. That is right. Automatic Tuning would tell you what it would do if it was enabled.  Think of this as free performance tuning training.  Go look at the DMVs and try to understand why the optimizer would want to lock in an execution plan. We will actually go through a real-world example:

Click through for the example.  I wouldn’t automatically trust these automatic results, but my experience has been generally positive.

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