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Category: Disk Performance

Monica Rathbun : I/O Troubleshooting

Monica Rathbun : I/O Troubleshooting

Monica Rathburn (@SQLEspresso) talks about a few of the more common elements she always checks for when troubleshooting I/O problems.

Monitoring Tintri VM Stores : A Sneak Preview

Justin Randall (@jh_randall) provides an early preview of using SQL Sentry to visualize performance metrics from Tintri VM Stores.

Is a RID Lookup faster than a Key Lookup?

For T-SQL Tuesday #78, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) takes a look at whether RID Lookups are faster than Key Lookups, with a small battery of fairly simple duration tests.

Glenn Berry : Database Hardware and Infrastructure Trends

Glenn Berry (@GlennAlanBerry) provides the SQL Server DBA some insight into the ever-changing world of hardware and infrastructure.

Instant File Initialization : Impact During Setup

SQL Server 2016 allows you to enable instant file initialization during installation; Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) looks at how this can impact tempdb data file creation.

Erin Stellato : Sparse Columns : Impact on Time & Space

Erin Stellato (@erinstellato) looks into sparse columns in SQL Server – the changes to space requirements and the impact on the write portion of your workload.

DBTA – StretchDB, a Cool New Feature in vNext SQL Server

Originally appearing in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine. When it comes to cloud-based database management, there are really only two players: Amazon, the value leader, and Microsoft, the innovation leader. Amazon has carved out a niche as the value leader in cloud-based database management, supporting not only its own implementations of

Glenn Berry : Using Microsoft DiskSpd to Test Your Storage Subsystem

Glenn Berry gives a thorough guide on using DiskSpd, a command-line tool that measures the performance characteristics of your storage subsystem.

DBTA – Delayed Durability—The SQL Server 2014 Transaction Log Hack!

Originally appearing in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine. Delayed durability was announced late in the SQL Server 2014 development cycle, but offers something that many SQL Server professionals have wanted for years—the ability to disable transaction logging. Why turn off the transaction log? It is the main guarantor of transactional consistency

Glenn Berry : Analyzing I/O Performance for SQL Server

SQLskills' Glenn Berry (@GlennAlanBerry) talks about measuring I/O performance for SQL Server, focusing on latency, IOPS, and sequential throughput.