SQL Server is far from self-tuning, and it is subject to occasional bouts of slowness. Inefficient code, bad plans, skewed statistics, and incorrectly configured servers are just a few of the things that can make SQL Server run slow. You cannot account for every possibility, but there are some common mistakes that DBAs and developers make that needlessly makes the server slow.
In this session, we will look at three things that are making your servers slow and you may not even realize it. Use these tips to make your servers faster, and you will be the hero of your team.
Robert L. Davis is a SQL Server 2008 Certified Master, an experienced DBA, evangelist, speaker, writer, trainer, and consultant. He is the Principal DBA with Outerwall, Inc. and consults part-time via SQL DBA Master. He has worked with SQL Server for more than 13 years, including recent stints as a Sr. Product Consultant and Chief SQL Server Evangelist for Idera Software, Program Manager for the SQL Server Certified Master Program at Microsoft Learning, and as a production DBA at Microsoft.
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