Category: SQL Server

Kevin Kline shares how to assess query performance, guarantee consistent query tuning, and avoid performance killers in SELECT statements.
April 7, 2020 | Kevin Kline | Plan Explorer, SQL Server 0
Aaron Bertrand continues his series on replacing the default trace with a more efficient and more complete Extended Events session.
April 6, 2020 | SQLPerformance.com | SQL Server, Trace 0
Erin Stellato walks through her multi-step approach to index tuning, with thorough explanations and simple but clever visualizations.
March 26, 2020 | SQLPerformance.com | SQL Server, Indexes 0
Aaron Bertrand pushes for improvements to STRING_SPLIT in the next version of SQL Server. See how you can help!
March 20, 2020 | SQLPerformance.com | SQL Server 0
Kevin Kline recaps a webinar with the SQLskills team, where they discussed their top SQL Server troubleshooting horror stories and the lessons learned.
Continuing his treatment of NULLs in SQL Server, Itzik Ben-Gan covers how SQL Server's implementation of unique constraints differs from the standard, and how you can work around it.
March 11, 2020 | SQLPerformance.com | T-SQL, SQL Server 0
Jonathan Kehayias starts a new blog series where he tests the impact that a specific plan shape might have on ASYNC_NETWORK_IO waits.
Kevin Kline recaps his recent webinar on an Introduction to SQL Server Internals & Architecture and shares answers to attendees' technical questions.
February 25, 2020 | Kevin Kline | SQL Server, Webinar 0
Adrian Hills explains that in the SQL Server database development world, the instinct to not repeat yourself could bite you if you're not careful.
February 20, 2020 | Adrian Hills | SQL Server, Engineering 0
John Welch shares a script for checking MAXDOP, a SQL Server setting that controls how many processors may be used for parallel plan execution.
February 18, 2020 | John Welch | Performance, T-SQL, SQL Server 0
In a new blog, Brooke Philpott discusses how the SQL Server trace collection engine evolved over time and what the future holds.
February 13, 2020 | Brooke Philpott | SQL Server, Trace 0
Itzik Ben-Gan discusses missing T-SQL features like the DISTINCT FROM predicate, the NULL treatment clause, and controlling how NULLs are ordered.
February 12, 2020 | SQLPerformance.com | T-SQL, SQL Server 0
Steve Wright shares the SentryOne formula—a balance of accuracy and simplicity—for calculating the ROI of SQL Server Monitoring.
February 4, 2020 | Steven Wright | SQL Server, Monitoring 0
Aaron Bertrand continues his series on large table compression with results from row and page compression, and a process involving scheduler manipulation.
February 3, 2020 | SQLPerformance.com | SQL Server, ColumnStore 0
Kevin Kline recaps his webinar covering some of the most common architectural choices that impact performance for SQL Server database applications.
January 29, 2020 | Kevin Kline | SQL Server, Database Performance 0

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