Building a more robust and efficient statistic maintenance with large tables


In a past, I went to different ways for improving update statistic maintenance in different shops according to their context, requirement and constraints as well as the SQL Server version used at this moment. All are important inputs for creating a good maintenance strategy which can be very simple with execution of sp_updatestats or specialized scripts to focus on some tables.

One of my latest experiences on this topic was probably one of the best although we go to circuitous way for dealing with long update statistic maintenance task on a large database. We used a mix of