The only real way to know is to test it. The nice thing about the indexed
view is if it doesn't work then you can just remove it. You should not have
to change any code. Just monitor the system to set a baseline before and
compare it to after.
Andrew J. Kelly
SQL Server MVP
> We do have Enterpise edition. I am still pondering over whether I should
> through with this or not.
> Thank you helping.
> > Rohan,
> > The materialized view (now called an Indexed view) is really for when
> > are doing a lot of aggregates not just joins. Do they have Enterprise
> > edition? If not then the Indexed view will not be seen automatically and
> > will have to add hints for the queries to use it. If so then it
> > a big deal to add or remove it per say. But if there are lots of
> > may indeed slow down the inserts, updates and deletes.
> > --
> > Andrew J. Kelly
> > SQL Server MVP
> > > Does anyone know how much performance is affected if views are
> > materialized
> > > for data that sees a lot of insert/update activity?
> > > We have a client who is complaining of slow speeds and the main query
> > > is being used from the page where they are facing the problem contains
> > joins
> > > with multiple views that in turn have multiple joins in them. All this
> > > not really avoidable and I do not have the time to re-write the
> > > then they will have to go through a QA process and what not.
> > > I have tuned the queries and created all the indexes that are
> > > and performance is still slow. I feel that materializing the views
> > > help. But am hesistant to do so because I have a one-shot deal at this
> > > am worried about slowing down performance on the entire website and
> > > will be in real trouble!
> > > Has anyone out there done this sort of thing before? I know MS advises
> > > against it but ......
> > > Thanks,
> > > Rohan