In Microsoft SQL Server 2019, a performance issue occurs when you scan the metadata to find the keys to send to the Always Encrypted (AE) enclave.
This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:
Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were in the previous build. We recommend that you install the latest build for your version of SQL Server:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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