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Tracing Deadlocks

New Author! Deadlocks aren't the most common problem but they happen they can really degrade performance. Shiv works through how to nail down what is causing the deadlock.   Read more...
By Shiv Kumar 2007/04/06 (first published: 2004/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 43,402 reads

Table Variables

New author Jambu Krishnamurthy brings us a look at table variables and how they differ from temporary tables in SQL Server 2000.   Read more...
By Jambu Krishnamurthy 2006/11/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,316 reads

Dynamic SQL or Stored Procedure

We've had a lot of coverage of dynamic sql (including another great one from Robert Marda later this week) but this one is a little different. Done in a question/answer format, Andy tries to explain to junior developers why dynamic sql is to be avoided, how to do so, what to do when you can't.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/08/26 (first published: 2003/04/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 47,227 reads

Performance Monitoring by Internal Fragmentation Measurement

It has not been clear to what extent fragmentation, either internal or external, truly affects the performance of your SQL Server 2000 databases. New author Koby Biller discusses some of the impacts that it could have and has a free tool for download that can help you determine how fragmented your disk truly is.   Read more...
By Koby Biller 2005/08/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,391 reads

SQL Maintenance Plans

Do you use the maintenance plans or hate them? Wish they would do more? Curious about how they work under the hood? Cmon, you gotta read this one! Trust us, it's not another "how-to" article! Well, maybe just a little bit!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/03/04 (first published: 2002/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 33,801 reads

Reducing Round Trips Part 4

The fourth and final installment in this series, this week Andy discusses how using XML can reduce the load you put on your network and on your server. This is a high level article that discusses concepts. We think you'll find a good idea or two in this one!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2004/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,947 reads

Tracing Deadlocks

New Author! Deadlocks aren't the most common problem but they happen they can really degrade performance. Shiv works through how to nail down what is causing the deadlock.   Read more...
By Shiv Kumar 2007/04/06 (first published: 2004/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 43,402 reads

Dealing With Changing Data

As Chris points out, in most applications these days you end up having to go with optimistic locking, which presents a few challenges. Chris works through the list of options. If you're building web/disconnected apps and need anything besides last update wins, this one is for you.   Read more...
By Christoffer Hedgate 2003/12/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,420 reads

Scaling Out

Kumar discusses the differences between scale up and scale out, then does a very good walk through of how to build a scale out solution.   Read more...
By Kumar Part 2003/12/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,265 reads

Importing And Analyzing Event Logs

Another new author! Gheorge shares some ideas about importing event logs and using OLAP to analyze the results. Not a bad idea at all. How many of use OLAP as often as we should? Read the article, see if it's something you want to try - and let Gheorge know what you think!   Read more...
By Gheorghe Ciubuc 2003/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 12,768 reads

COM+, SQL Server, Serializable isolation level and the issues!

This article shows you how to identify SQL Server performance problems and explains how the SERIALIZABLE transaction isolation level effected the performance of an OLTP application.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/05/22 | Source: Other | Category: performance tuning
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,368 reads

Economies of Speed Whitepaper

Seagate has a white paper out that discusses how faster (15k rpm) drives can lead to lower cost of ownership. Interesting, and worth looking into.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2003/05/08 | Source: Other | Category: administration
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 1,143 reads

Auto Close and Auto Shrink - Just Don't

New author! Mike Pearson discusses how auto close was at the root of a performance problem he was troubleshooting, how you can check your servers easily, and discusses why both auto close and auto shrink are bad ideas in a production environment.   Read more...
By Mike Pearson 2003/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 19,897 reads

Dynamic SQL or Stored Procedure

We've had a lot of coverage of dynamic sql (including another great one from Robert Marda later this week) but this one is a little different. Done in a question/answer format, Andy tries to explain to junior developers why dynamic sql is to be avoided, how to do so, what to do when you can't.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/08/26 (first published: 2003/04/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 47,227 reads

Review of SQL 2000 Fast Answers

A monster book at 980 pages, it's written in 'how-to' format and has a ton of good material. Andy gave it the once over for us and reports back - see what he thinks!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2003/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 18,204 reads

Cluster That Index!

Quite a while back Andy wrote an article about why not using primary keys and clustered indexes was a worst practice. Chris weighs in this week with a great article that gives some more in depth info on clustered indexes and why he thinks they should be used on every table.   Read more...
By Christoffer Hedgate 2003/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 18,052 reads

Using Interface-Based Programming Techniques in SQL Server

Programmers can most commonly relate to interface-based programming in their programming language. This is harder to accomplish in SQL Server though. In this article by Chris Cubley, he shows you how to build interfaced-based SQL.   Read more...
By Chris Cubley 2002/07/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 6,808 reads

Review of SQL Server 2000 Performance Tuning

This book from Microsoft Press has a lot of good information that will help you do capacity planning and performance tuning. Is it worth buying though? Andy just finishing reading it and writing the review, see what he thinks!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/05/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 8,233 reads

SQL Maintenance Plans

Do you use the maintenance plans or hate them? Wish they would do more? Curious about how they work under the hood? Cmon, you gotta read this one! Trust us, it's not another "how-to" article! Well, maybe just a little bit!   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2005/03/04 (first published: 2002/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 33,801 reads

Reducing Round Trips - Part 3

This week Andy continues his series on how to reduce the number of round trips to the server by looking at some things you can easily add to your applications without a lot of rearchitecting.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2002/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance tuning
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 7,851 reads
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