Managing SQL Server Database Performance

by Viktor Suha

SQL Server performance problems are real and troubleshooting can be a challenge. This course will cover what factors affect performance and how to troubleshoot and optimize performance both on-premise and with Azure SQL Database.

What you'll learn

SQL Server performance troubleshooting and optimization are often overwhelming, complex, and take a very long time in production environments. However, this should not be the case. By understanding the exact problem with proper communication and having the best methods and tools to address the problems, the efforts and resources invested into the entire process could be cut significantly or could even be fully prevented. In this course, Managing SQL Server Database Performance, you’ll gain a better understanding and address some of the key factors that can contribute to or impact database performance adversely, beyond the workload you run. First, you’ll explore how to approach performance and scalability issues in general and what methods are preferred for efficiency. Next, you’ll discover a few important SQL Server concepts to help you understand how things work under the hood, along with optimization techniques for server memory and tempdb configuration. Finally, you’ll learn what factors like sizing and choosing the proper service tier, you need to watch out for in Microsoft Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to prevent major problems, troubleshoot, and optimize your SQL Server environment more efficiently to better manage your SQL Server database workloads.

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About the author

Viktor has been working with the Microsoft data platform, including the core SQL Server database engine, Reporting Services, and Integration Services for many years now. He has worked at Microsoft Premier Support for 10 years, supporting these technologies for large enterprise customers. He also gained some SharePoint infrastructure experience. Since his Microsoft years, he has been working both as a SQL Server database developer and a DBA, thus having experience in both worlds mainly in large e... more

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