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Category: Performance

The Relativity of Server Health

The Relativity of Server Health

Maintaining a good server health status is critical to your SQL estate performance. Jason Hall discusses why 'healthy' is not a relative measurement.

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Overview of Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server

Overview of Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server

Melissa Coates provides an overview of in-memory technologies in SQL Server, including columnstore indexes and memory-optimized tables, with an emphasis on columnstore indexes.

15 SQL Server Performance Counters to Monitor

15 SQL Server Performance Counters to Monitor

When monitoring SQL Server for performance, you should know which counters matter, and why. MVP Allen White explains 15 common and relevant counters.

Erin Stellato : Capacity Planning Using Performance Data

Erin Stellato : Capacity Planning Using Performance Data

Erin Stellato (@erinstellato) discusses the types of performance data needed to help with capacity planning.

Trust Issues Hurting Database Performance?

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) discusses locating & resolving SQL Server database trust issues (check constraints & foreign keys).

Tim Radney : Getting Started Tuning Performance in Azure SQL Database

Tim Radney (@tradney) of SQLskills talks about the initial differences he has encountered while mastering the art of performance tuning Azure SQL Database.

Delayed Durability while Purging Data

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) investigates using SQL Server's delayed durability feature to improve performance while purging data.

Tim Radney : Tuning : A Good Place to Start

Tim Radney of SQLskills gives an overview of his approach to SQL Server performance tuning, from system configuration, to I/O latency, to high cost queries.

Troubleshooting SQL Server Part 4: Correlating Wait Statistics Against Other Metrics

Kevin Kline (@kekline) continues his series on troubleshooting SQL Server; in this post, he shows how to correlate wait stats to other system metrics.

Partitioning on a Budget

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) walks through a solution that allows you to achieve some partitioning benefits without the Enterprise Edition price tag.

Learning all about the SQL Server Plan Cache

The SQL Server plan cache is one of the most important architectural elements for DBAs to understand. Get the slide deck and sample scripts here.

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

ICYMI – Predicate Logic, Four Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner, Transact-SQL Bad Habits, Rewriting Queries to Improve Performance

A digest of great performance tuning articles originally appearing at Why Not Seek Predicate Paul White ( b | t ) proves, once again, why he is the best in the business when it comes to debugging a SQL Server query. In this post, Paul gives you a step-by-step breakdown of a query that goes astray due to implied