SQL Server: Collecting and Analyzing Trace Data

Learn how to collect trace data and use it to help with tasks like troubleshooting performance and workload benchmarking, applicable for developers and DBAs from SQL Server 2005 onwards
More
Learn how to collect trace data and use it to help with tasks like troubleshooting performance and workload benchmarking, applicable for developers and DBAs from SQL Server 2005 onwards
More
Introduction
5m 17s
One of the easiest ways to collect information about SQL Server workloads is to capture trace information. This course will introduce you to using SQL Trace and SQL Profiler for tracing SQL Server activity, including common pitfalls and problems to avoid. You'll learn how to analyze the collected information using a variety of methods that will help with performance troubleshooting, workload benchmarking, activity auditing, and much more. The course is perfect for developers and DBAs who need to collect information about workloads running on SQL Server for analytic purposes. The information in the course applies to all versions from SQL Server 2005 onwards.

Learn by doing. Use hands-on exercise files to follow along with the course and practice concepts as you’re watching them. Sign up now to enhance your training.

Start free trial

Course transcripts are the written form of the course audio. You can use transcripts to just read the audio, or to search for terms or phrases to find where they are discussed in the training. Sign up to try them now.

Start free trial

Ask questions, read feedback from other learners and share your input, all in our discussion forums. Sign up now to join our community of learners, course authors and friendly support staff.

Start free trial

You’ve completed the course but did you master it? Test yourself with questions that gauge your understanding of the material and show you what to brush up on. Sign up to get started.

Start free trial
Table of Contents
Introduction
5m 17s
Description
One of the easiest ways to collect information about SQL Server workloads is to capture trace information. This course will introduce you to using SQL Trace and SQL Profiler for tracing SQL Server activity, including common pitfalls and problems to avoid. You'll learn how to analyze the collected information using a variety of methods that will help with performance troubleshooting, workload benchmarking, activity auditing, and much more. The course is perfect for developers and DBAs who need to collect information about workloads running on SQL Server for analytic purposes. The information in the course applies to all versions from SQL Server 2005 onwards.
Exercise Files

Learn by doing. Use hands-on exercise files to follow along with the course and practice concepts as you’re watching them. Sign up now to enhance your training.

Start free trial
Transcript

Course transcripts are the written form of the course audio. You can use transcripts to just read the audio, or to search for terms or phrases to find where they are discussed in the training. Sign up to try them now.

Start free trial
Discussion

Ask questions, read feedback from other learners and share your input, all in our discussion forums. Sign up now to join our community of learners, course authors and friendly support staff.

Start free trial
Knowledge Check

You’ve completed the course but did you master it? Test yourself with questions that gauge your understanding of the material and show you what to brush up on. Sign up to get started.

Start free trial
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Rating
(120)
Duration
3h 52m
Released
30 Jul 2012
Course authors

Jonathan Kehayias is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He is the youngest person ever to achieve the Microsoft Certified Master - SQL Server 2008 certification and has been a SQL Server MVP for many years.

Share course