Simple ways SQL tuning can benefit poorly performing databases

Tuning your SQL Server configuration as well as your queries is an important part of maintaining a SQL Server. Learn how SentryOne can help!

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“One of my favorite things about Plan Explorer is the ability to copy the plan's XML and paste it in. When I'm working in client environments and they don't have PE installed, it's incredibly helpful.”

Erin Stellato

Features for SQL Tuning

Why Tuning Your SQL Server is Important

Why is tuning SQL Server and queries so important and necessary? You may notice queries are running slower than usual, jobs might be failing, or you may be seeing high CPU utilization. It’s important to know what is causing your resource bottlenecks. You want to know what is causing your biggest pain points, but where do you start? You can start searching for I/O bottlenecks and finding problem queries or creating indexes and partitioning tables. You can even add new hardware, but that may not solve the problem. All of these aspects of SQL tuning can be very daunting, but it doesn't have to be. SentryOne Performance Advisor offers a clear view of SQL Server performance issues to simplify SQL Server tuning.

  • Built in Performance Reports
  • Preconfigured & Custom Baselines
  • Side by side performance metrics
  • Visualize poor performing queries
  • Uncover storage & resource bottlenecks
  • System resource usage stats

Performance Advisor can make any DBA's job of SQL tuning easier. View all of your most pertinent SQL Server performance metrics side by side in the performance dashboard or with built-in performance reports. Performance Advisor includes several reports that are useful when tuning your SQL Server environment from wait stats analysis to global server performance. You can even run a report comparing date ranges for baselines of your server’s long-term performance.