Ben Snaidero

Ben Snaidero
Ben Snaidero has been a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for over 10 years and focuses on performance tuning.

Ben Snaidero has been a Database Administrator for just over 10 years. Starting out working mainly with Oracle he got into SQL Server in 2005 and has worked primarily with SQL Server for the last 3 years. His main focus with both Oracle and SQL Server is in the area of performance tuning.
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Category Tip Title
Auditing and Compliance Audit SQL Server Logins Using SQL Profiler
Availability Groups Monitor SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Backup Options to Improve SQL Server Backup Performance
Backup Testing SQL Server Backup Performance with Trace Flag 3042
Clustering Use Powershell to Send Email Notification for SQL Server Cluster Failover
Data Types Comparing SQL Server and Oracle datatypes
Database Administration Capture SQL Server Schema Changes Using the Default Trace
Database Configurations Adjust TARGET_RECOVERY_TIME to Reduce SQL Server IO Spikes
Database Design Compare SQL Server Page Splits for INT vs BIGINT vs GUID Data Types
Database Design Compare SQL Server Table Join Performance for INT vs BIGINT vs GUID Data Types
Database Design Comparing SQL Server CPU usage with arithmetic for float versus numeric datatypes
Database Design Solving the SQL Server Multiple Cascade Path Issue with a Trigger
Database Design SQL Server Performance Comparison INT versus GUID
Database Design SQL Server Performance Testing for Check Constraint vs Foreign Key
Database Design Surrogate Key vs Natural Key Differences and When to Use in SQL Server
Database Design Using DELETE CASCADE Option for Foreign Keys
Fragmentation and Index Maintenance Rebuilding SQL Server indexes using the ONLINE option
Functions System Performance Comparison of the SQL Server PARSE, CAST, CONVERT and TRY_PARSE, TRY_CAST, TRY_CONVERT Functions
Functions System Using the SQL ISNULL() Function
Hardware Gather Storage Subsystem Performance Metrics Using the Diskspd Utility for SQL Server Applications
Import and Export Compare PUSH vs PULL Data Copy Performance in SQL Server
Import and Export Options to Improve SQL Server Bulk Load Performance
In Memory OLTP Compare SQL Server Performance of In-Memory vs Disk Tables
In Memory OLTP Comparing Performance of In Memory table vs Regular Disk Table Part 2
In Memory OLTP SQL Server In-Memory Tables Impact on Startup and Recovery
Indexing Identify SQL Server Indexes With Duplicate Columns
Indexing Importance of Update Statistics in SQL Server
Indexing SQL Server Column Store Index Performance
Indexing SQL Server Index Column Order - Does it Matter
Indexing SQL Server Insert Performance for Clustered Indexes vs. Heap Tables
Indexing SQL Server Query Performance After Index Maintenance for Reorganization vs Rebuild Operations
Indexing Types of SQL Server Indexes
Integration Services Control Flow Transformations Using the Data Profiling SQL Server Integration Services Task
Linked Servers Configure Generic SQL Server Linked Server Names
Locking and Blocking Find Blocking Processes Using SQL Server Profiler
Locking and Blocking Using a Clustered Index to Solve a SQL Server Deadlock Issue
Locking and Blocking Why is INDEX REORGANIZE and UPDATE STATISTICS causing SQL Server blocking?
Maintenance SQL Server Query Performance After Index Maintenance for Reorganization vs Rebuild Operations - Part 2
Maintenance Using WITH ROWCOUNT and PAGECOUNT option of SQL Server UPDATE STATISTICS
Monitoring Automate Alerting for SQL Server Suspect Database Pages
Monitoring Automate SQL Server Monitoring with Email Alerts
Monitoring Monitoring SQL Server 2012 - Capture and Parse sp_server_diagnostics output
Monitoring SQL Server Monitoring Checklist
Monitoring SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting Database Health Checklist
Monitoring SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting System Health Checklist
Monitoring Using Powershell to Monitor the SQL Server system_health Extended Event Session
Monitoring Using SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer to Diagnose Performance Issues
Other Database Platforms Comparing SQL Server and Oracle background processes
Paging Comparing performance for different SQL Server paging methods
Partitioning Archiving SQL Server data using partitioning
Partitioning How to Partition an existing SQL Server Table
Performance Tuning Analyzing SQL Server Performance Impact of Parameter Sniffing
Performance Tuning Collecting and Storing Poor Performing SQL Server Queries for Analysis
Performance Tuning How Incorrect SQL Server Table Statistic Estimates Can Cause Slow Query Execution
Performance Tuning Minimizing SQL Server PAGELATCH_EX Waits on Index Pages for UPDATE Statements
Performance Tuning Removing Function Calls for Better Performance in SQL Server
Performance Tuning SQL Server Performance Impact of Querying Unnecessary Columns
Performance Tuning Testing SQL Server Query Performance Using Different Levels of Parallelism
Performance Tuning Tuning SQL Server Code with T-SQL Commands
Performance Tuning Using a SQL Server Explain Plan to View Cached Query Plan Parameters in Management Studio
Performance Tuning Using DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS When Testing SQL Server Performance
PowerShell Monitor a SQL Server Cluster using PowerShell
Profiler and Trace Associate a SQL Profiler Trace With Performance Monitor Data
Profiler and Trace Configure SQL Server Distributed Replay feature
Profiler and Trace Find Long Running SQL Server Queries Using Profiler
Profiler and Trace How to Replay a SQL Server Trace on a Different Server
Profiler and Trace Using the REPLAY feature within SQL Server Profiler
Profiler and Trace Using the SQL Server Distributed Replay feature
Query Optimization How column COLLATION can affect SQL Server query performance
Query Optimization How to Change the COLLATION of a SQL Server Column
Query Plans Checking SQL Server Query Cardinality Estimator Version
Security Register a SPN for SQL Server Authentication with Kerberos
Security SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Performance Comparison
SQL Server 2016 Test Performance Overhead of SQL Server Row Level Security
SQL Server Agent SQL Server Agent History Custom Purge
Table Valued Parameters Compare SQL Server Stored Procedure Performance for Table Valued Parameters vs Multiple Variables
Triggers Using a DDL Trigger to Block Schema Changes in SQL Server
TSQL Best Practices For Deleting SQL Server Data
TSQL Comparing performance for the MERGE statement to SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE
TSQL SQL Convert Function Examples and Alternatives
TSQL SQL LIKE Statement
TSQL SQL ORDER BY Clause
TSQL SQL Server CTE vs Temp Table vs Table Variable Performance Test
TSQL SQL Server Stored Procedure to Safely Delete Data
TSQL SQL Server Temp Table vs Table Variable Performance Testing
TSQL Testing SQL Server Performance of Database Inserts and Updates
XML SQL Server Performance Comparison - Storing XML data in-row versus out-of-row
Tutorial Topic
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server 101 Tutorial Outline and Overview
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Tutorial for Beginners
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Versions and Features
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Release Dates and Lifecycle
SQL Server 101 Tutorial Install SQL Server Guidelines
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Licensing Model and Costs
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Architecture Overview
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Tools
SQL Server 101 Tutorial How to Connect to SQL Server and Query Data
SQL Server 101 Tutorial SQL Server Terminology
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SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial SQL Server Extended Events Architecture
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Create SQL Server Extended Events Session Using SSMS New Session Wizard
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Create SQL Server Extended Events Session Using SSMS New Session Dialog
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Create SQL Server Extended Events Session Using SSMS From Template
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Create SQL Server Extended Events Session Using SSMS Query Editor
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Create SQL Server Extended Events Session Using SSMS PowerShell Provider
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Start and Stop SQL Server Extended Events Session
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Export and Import SQL Server Extended Events Templates
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Alter SQL Server Extended Events Session
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Delete SQL Server Extended Events Session
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial SQL Server Extended Events Catalog Views
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial SQL Server Extended Events Dynamic Management Views DMV
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial View SQL Server Extended Events Data
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial SQL Server Extended Events vs Profiler vs Trace
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Built in SQL Server Extended Events Sessions
SQL Server Extended Events Tutorial Sample SQL Server Extended Events Sessions Templates
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SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Index Tutorial Overview
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Clustered Indexes
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Heap
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server non-clustered Indexes
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Columnstore Indexes
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Full Text Indexes
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server XML Indexes
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Spatial Indexes
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial SQL Server Index Maintenance
SQL Server Indexing Tutorial More Index Information
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SQL Server Profiler Tutorial Introduction to SQL Server Profiler
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial SQL Server Profiler Best Practices
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial How To Launch a SQL Server Profiler Session
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial SQL Server Profiler Events Explained
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial SQL Server Profiler Data Columns Explained
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial SQL Server Profiler Filters Explained
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial Organize SQL Server Profiler Data Column Output
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial How To Save a SQL Server Trace Data to a Table
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial How To Save SQL Server Trace Data to a File
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial How To Save a SQL Server Trace Template
SQL Server Profiler Tutorial SQL Server Profiler Examples
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SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial How Join Order Can Affect the Query Plan
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Remove Function Calls From the SELECT List
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Avoid Using Not Equal in WHERE Clause
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Avoid Using Functions in WHERE Clause
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Avoid Using Wildcard Characters to Start Search Criteria
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Use a Derived Table in Place of IN Predicate With Aggregate Functions
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Make Sure All JOIN Columns are Indexed
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Use WHERE, JOIN, ORDERBY, SELECT Column Order When Creating Indexes
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Make Sure All Tables Have a Clustered Index Defined
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Use DELETE CASCADE Option to Handle Child Key Removal in Foreign Key Relationships
SQL Server Query Performance Guidelines Tutorial Denormalize For Performance
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Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Start Windows Performance Monitor
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Getting Started with Windows Performance Monitor
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Create Windows Performance Monitor Data Collector Set
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Create Windows Performance Monitor Counter Alert from Data Collector
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Windows Performance Monitor Log File Configuration Settings
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Windows Performance Monitor Template
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Real-Time Data Collection with Windows Performance Monitor
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Schedule Data Collection with Windows Performance Monitor
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Analyze Windows Performance Monitor Counters Using PerfMon
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Analyze Windows Performance Monitor Counters Using Excel
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Windows Performance Monitor Counters List
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Perfmon Counters for CPU Usage, Memory, Disk and Network Performance
Windows Performance Monitor Tutorial Windows Performance Monitor Counters for SQL Server
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