Frank Geisler, Uwe Ricken and Torsten Strauß revive the SIG - SQL Server Internals Group after a long break. As before, we focus on the SQL Server Engine only, which has been expanded with several features in the SQL Server 2019 and thus certainly offers interesting topics. If you are interested in a certain topic, just send us an email or talk to Frank, Uwe or me directly.
Design principles of the in-memory OLTP engine – Avoid CPU and memory overhead for interpreted T-SQL
In this blog, I explain why the in-memory OLTP engine is significantly faster than the traditional on-disk engine. T-SQL is interpreted code with high CPU and memory overhead when SQL Server has to compile the command before it can be executed by the engine. In-memory OLTP reduces the number of recompilations, which may lead to much faster query execution with less impact on CPU and memory.
Microsoft introduced in-memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014, advertising that queries can be up to 100 times faster. In this blog series I will explain the design principles of the in-memory OLTP engine to explain why it has the potential to be significantly faster than the traditional on-disk engine by skipping the complexity of handling the data pages in the buffer pool and totally eliminates logical and physical reads which can result in much faster query execution and less CPU impact.