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SQL Server: Common Performance Issue Patterns

by Joe Sack

Learn how to recognize and diagnose more than 35 types of performance problems that can affect SQL Server; applicable to developers, DBAs, and anyone responsible for SQL Server, from SQL Server 2005 onwards

What you'll learn

There are a wealth of problems that can affect the performance of SQL Server workloads, and this course shows you more than 35 common performance issue patterns. With 17 detailed demos, you're shown how to recognize each pattern along with practical troubleshooting guidance that you can use. The course starts with high-level issues around people and practices, before moving to technical areas like I/O, concurrency, memory, and CPU. The course also has modules on specific areas like tempdb, application design, and factors that can affect query plan quality. This course is perfect for developers, DBAs, and anyone responsible for SQL Server, from complete beginners through to those with more experience who want a fresh way to troubleshoot SQL Server. The information in the course applies to all versions from SQL Server 2005 onwards.

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About the author

Joe Sack is a Principal Program Manager in the SQL Server and Azure SQL Database product team at Microsoft, with a focus on query processing. With over 19 years of experience in the industry, Joe is an author and speaker, specializing in performance tuning and optimization.

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