Scaling SQL Server 2012 - Part 1

Learn how to identify and avoid practical architecture, design, and implementation issues that can limit the scalability of a SQL Server 2012 workload. This course is applicable to anyone who is responsible for improving the performance and scalability of a SQL Server workload, with most topics applicable to SQL Server 2005 onward.
Course info
Rating
(137)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 27, 2014
Duration
3h 55m
Table of contents
Introduction
Top Scalability Issues with SQL Server 2012
Postponing the Scaling Decision
Application Architecture and Design
Database Architecture and Design
Indexing Strategy and Maintenance
Description
Course info
Rating
(137)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 27, 2014
Duration
3h 55m
Description

When considering how to improve the scalability of a SQL Server workload, many people jump to the conclusion that scaling up or scaling out are the only answers. This course will show you that there are a huge number of things you can do to improve performance and scalability before you should even think of scale-up or scale-out. The bulk of the course describes architecture and design issues in both the application and the database that can affect scalability, along with demonstrations of some of the issues and detailed scripts to help you find the issues in the first place. The course ends with a section on common indexing problems that can drastically limit a workload's scalability, along with how to identify and fix them. Save your company a bunch of money by postponing the scaling decision through fixing your existing scalability bottlenecks, not ignoring them! This course is perfect for anyone who is responsible for improving the performance and scalability of a SQL Server workload, with most topics applicable to SQL Server 2005 onward.

About the author
About the author

Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at SQLskills.com. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware (Redgate 2011), and he wrote chapters for both SQL Server MVP Deep Dives books.

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