SQL Server Performance – Favourite posts on sqlserver-dba.com

11 March,2013 by Jack Vamvas

Here is a selection of SQL Server Performance related posts I’ve written over the last few years on www.sqlserver-dba.com . In my daily work , I deal with many SQL Server performance problems covering all aspects of issues , many of them repeat offenders. Check DBA Scripts for wider range of scripts.

2010

 Performance Myth : Replacing a CURSOR with a WHILE LOOP and think you are not processing with a row

It’s still row by row processing!

SQL Server - Last time a stored procedure was executed

Useful script for clean up processes

2011

Performance Monitor Counters for SQL Server performance testing

I use these SQL  performance monitor counters as a starting point

Mobile Commerce and SQL Performance Tuning

A large area of growth for  DBAs specialising in performance tuning

SQL Server Storage and IO performance

A summary on how to manage relationships with Storage Infrastructure

2012

SQL Server – Troubleshoot DBCC SHRINKDATABASE slow performance

DBCC SHRINKDATABASE is not advised as a regular practise , but sometimes it’s necessary and slow performance can kill the server. This is a troubleshooting approach

SQL Server Performance Killers

These are the top 10 repeat offenders

 SQL Server Performance Checklist

I’m not a big fan of checklist for root cause analysis, but they are useful as a healthcheck

SQL Server – Performance Top Queries by Total CPU Time

A script to identify queries per Total CPU time. Useful when experiencing sudden performance decrease

SQL Server – Current queries executing on SQL Server

I use this script almost daily. Simple but highly effective in production issues

2013

SQL Performance tuning - Asking the right question

The first step in performance troubleshooting

 SQL Performance tuning - Drilling into the problem

You’ve defined the performance problem , next step is how to solve it

SQL Server – Min Memory Per query and performance

Only change Minimum memory per query under certain circumstances

 SQL Server – Monitor SQL Transaction Log AutoGrowth for performance issues

Transaction Log Auto Growth can kill SQL Server Performance . Find out how to monitor


Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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