Indexes aren’t necessary right? Of course not, they’re just peripherally superficial things that sit like leaches on a database table’s column!
Ok, bad database satire aside, let’s get real. Indexes are extremely useful for a plethora of reasons. They play a crucial role in optimizing the speed of database operations, especially retrieval operations.
Demystifying the Magic Behind Relational Database Indexes
Ever tried finding a specific recipe in a massive cookbook? Imagine if there wasn’t an index! Just as that cookbook index saves you hours of flipping through page after page, a relational database index works wonders by helping the system quickly locate rows within a table without the tedious process of examining each one.
So, How Does This Magic Work?Continue reading “The Exasperating Topic of Database Indexes”