Performance Surprises and Assumptions : GROUP BY vs. DISTINCT

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Published On: January 26, 2017

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Aaron Bertrand acknowledges that DISTINCT and GROUP BY are usually interchangeable, but shows there are cases where one performs better than the other.

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