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An Overview of Simple Parameterization

Paul White begins a new series:

This is the first part of a series about simple parameterization and trivial plans. These two compilation features are closely connected and have similar goals. Both target performance and efficiency for workloads frequently submitting simple statements.

Despite the “simple” and “trivial” names, both have subtle behaviours and implementation details that can make how they work difficult to understand. This series doesn’t dwell too long on the basics but concentrates on less well-known aspects likely to trip up even the most experienced database professionals.

In this first part, after a quick introduction, I look at the effects of simple parameterization on the plan cache.

Read on for more detail.