Azure SQL DB Maxdop Hint

I had a good question from JP via a comment on my blog about whether you can use the MAXDOP query hint in Azure SQL Database. The answer? Yes.

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Azure SQL Database and Cost Threshold for Parallelism

We all know that the magic figure for cost threshold for parallelism is 5 by default, meaning if the estimated cost of a query is greater than 5 it may very well generate a parallel plan.

Does this apply to Azure SQL Database? Let’s check.

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