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SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips


Configuration
 
  • Identify SQL Servers with inefficient power plans using Policy Based Management
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  • SQL Server Simple and Forced Parameterization
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  • Using DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS When Testing SQL Server Performance
  • CPU
     
  • Find out which SQL Server instance is consuming most of the CPU
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  • How to find out how much CPU a SQL Server process is really using
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  • How to Identify SQL Server CPU Bottlenecks
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  • Testing SQL Server Query Performance Using Different Levels of Parallelism
  • Development
     
  • Avoid SQL Server functions in the WHERE clause for Performance
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  • Collecting and Storing Poor Performing SQL Server Queries for Analysis
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  • Convert Implicit and the related performance issues with SQL Server
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  • Do SQL Server User Defined Datatypes (UDT) affect performance?
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  • Improving SQL Server performance when using table variables
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  • Removing Function Calls for Better Performance in SQL Server
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  • Speed up SQL Server queries with PREFETCH
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  • SQL Server 2008 64bit Query Optimization Trick
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  • SQL Server performance tuning for each layer of an application
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  • Trick to Optimize TOP clause in SQL Server
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  • Using schema binding to improve SQL Server UDF performance
  • Hints
     
  • Enabling SQL Server Trace Flag for a Poor Performing Query Using QUERYTRACEON
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  • Optimize Parameter Driven Queries with SQL Server OPTIMIZE FOR Hint
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  • Why the SQL Server FORCESCAN hint exists
  • Indexing
     
  • Identify SQL Server Query Plans with Scans on Nonclustered Hash Indexes
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  • SQL Server Performance Tuning with Hypothetical Indexes
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  • SQL Server Schema Binding and Indexed Views
  • IO
     
  • Gather IO statistics down to the SQL Server database file level
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  • Getting IO and time statistics for SQL Server queries
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  • How to Identify IO Bottlenecks in MS SQL Server
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  • Perfmon Counters to Identify SQL Server Disk Bottlenecks
  • Locking
     
  • Finding SQL Server Deadlocks Using Trace Flag 1222
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  • Identifying Key and RID Lookup Issues and How to Resolve
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  • Remove some SQL Server blocking issues with the NOLOCK hint
  • Memory
     
  • How to Identify Microsoft SQL Server Memory Bottlenecks
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  • Troubleshooting SQL Server RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE Waittype Memory Issues
  • Perfmon
     
  • Automate Performance Monitor Statistics Collection for SQL Server and Windows
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  • Collecting performance counters and using SQL Server to analyze the data
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  • Correlating Performance Monitor and SQL Server Profiler Data
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  • Creating SQL Server performance based reports using Excel
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  • How To Collect Performance Data With TYPEPERF.EXE
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  • Setup Performance Monitor to always collect SQL Server performance statistics
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  • SQL Server Database Specific Performance Counters
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  • System Monitor (Perfmon) Counters for SQL Server 2005
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  • Trending Buffer Pool Performance Using DMV sys.dm_os_performance_counters
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  • Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor to troubleshoot SQL Server
  • Plan Cache
     
  • Always have a good plan! What's in your SQL Server Plan Cache?
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  • Analyzing SQL Server Plan Cache Performance Using DMVs
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  • Analyzing the SQL Server Plan Cache
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  • Troubleshooting Excess Compilations in SQL Server Using the Plan Cache and PowerShell
  • Processes
     
  • SQL Server statements currently running with fn_get_sql
  • Servers
     
  • Windows Server Power Management Effect on SQL Server
  • Shrink
     
  • Issues with running DBCC SHRINKFILE on your SQL Server data files
  • SQLDIAG
     
  • Introduction to SQLDIAG for SQL Server Performance Monitoring and Tuning
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  • Tool to help you analyze SQL Server SQLDIAG and PSSDIAG output
  • Statistics
     
  • How to create a SQL Server Clone Statistics Only Database
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  • Interesting example of statistics and index usage on a SQL Server computed column
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  • Issues Caused by Outdated Statistics in SQL Server
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  • NORECOMPUTE option of UPDATE STATISTICS in SQL Server
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  • Performance Advantages of SQL Server Filtered Statistics
  • Tools
     
  • Built in Performance Reports in SQL Server 2005
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  • More intuitive tool for reading SQL Server execution plans
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  • Quickly Pinpoint SQL Server Performance Issues with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
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  • SQL Server Monitoring with SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
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  • SQL Server Performance Monitoring Tools
  • Transaction Logs
     
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Transaction Log Related Wait Types
  • Troubleshooting
     
  • First Steps for SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting
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  • Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2005
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  • Tuning SQL Server Code with T-SQL Commands
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  • Usage of DBCC OPTIMIZER_WHATIF for SQL Server Query Tuning
  • Tuning Advisor
     
  • Error running the SQL Server Database Tuning Advisor for non SA users
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  • SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor for Performance Tuning
  • Tutorials
     
  • SQL Server Graphical Query Plans Tutorial
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  • SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial
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  • Techniques For Improving SQL Query Performance - Indexing, Parameterization and Partitioning
  • Wait Types
     
  • A closer look at CXPACKET wait type in SQL Server
  • Whitepapers
     
  • The High Performance SQL Server DBA
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