When you run a query that contains recursive CROSS APPLY operations in Microsoft SQL Server 2016, the execution is much slower than it is in an earlier version of SQL Server.
This problem was fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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