Symptoms

Assume that you have very large database with thousands of tables and millions of columns in Microsoft SQL Server. When you run the statement UPDATE STATISTICS to generate a maintenance plan, you may notice that the UPDATE STATISTICS takes a very long time (approximately 24-48 hours) to prepare metadata for large databases.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

About cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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