In case you didn’t know this already, dbatools is an awesome collection of Powershell functions that will help you immensely in your work as a DBA. Just one example: migrating SQL Server Instances takes a massive amount of work. You need to backup and restore every database, write down instance… Read more
The 1.2 version of the Query Store Replay script a number of new features are added that return information of the query behavior on the target server. More specifically, in version 1.2 you are able to compare execution plans and query runtime statistics between replay executions on the source and… Read more
One of the great features of the Query Store is that it stores query execution plans and runtime performance on-disk and makes it easily accessible through its DMVs and built-in reporting.
Using the information inside the Query Store can make database migrations to higher SQL Server versions far easier, since… Read more
Next to releasing a new version of sp_WhatsupQueryStore, I just released the 1.3 version of the Query Store Database Dashboard!
- Forced execution plan overview removed Instead you should use sp_WhatsupQueryStore to quickly analyse forced plans by running EXEC sp_WhatsupQueryStore @dbname = ‘your database’, @return_forced_plans = 1.
sp_WhatsupQueryStore v1.2 has just been released!
In this new version additional parameters are added to control what information is returned and a change has been made to the information that is returned by default.
- Changed what information is returned by default when no additional parameters are supplied.
Today I released a new version of the sp_WhatsupQueryStore stored procedure. sp_WhatsupQueryStore returns many configuration and performance metrics that are stored inside the SQL Server Query Store through an easy to use stored procedure.
In version 1.1 many new optional parameters are added that influence the output of the stored… Read more
This afternoon I tweeted that a new Query Store related stored procedure I created is available: sp_WhatsupQueryStore.This blog post goes into more detail on how you can use sp_WhatsupQueryStore to easily and quickly retrieve query performance data from the Query Store.
The first thing you want to do… Read more
SQL Server 2016 SP1 added loads of cool new features and options. One of those is a change that expands the amount of information that is stored inside an execution plan. Since I love using Wait Statistics as a way to identify performance bottlenecks, I was literally jumping through the… Read more
Not only did we receive a brand new Service Pack for SQL Server 2016 this week, since yesterday we are able to play with the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server vNext!
Since I adore the Query Store feature which was introduced in SQL Server 2016, a large… Read more
SQL Server 20016 SP1 is released today and it introduces a truck load of new features and options. Even better, it makes many of the Enterprise only features available in Standard!
Last week I shared my custom Query Store Dashboard that can be used to view additional performance information that isn’t always directly available through the built-in Query Store reports.
The dashboard I shared last week returns information on a per-database basis by right-clicking a database with the Query Store enabled… Read more
As most of you might know, I am a big fan of the Query Store feature inside SQL Server 2016. There is however one feature I dearly miss, the ability to customize or build reports underneath the Query Store folder in SQL Server Management Studio.
Even though the built-in reports… Read more
Just over 2 months ago Service Pack 2 for SQL server 2014 was released. Included in this Service Pack is a new DBCC command, DBCC CLONEDATABASE. As the name suggest this command can be used to make a clone of your user database without the table data. Instead it creates… Read more
In the previous article in this blog series I told you my plans of expending my horizons towards the Data Science field. As I noted in that article my first steps towards Data Science consists of getting my math knowledge up-to-date again on math areas like linear algebra and matrices. Read more
As an IT professional we are used to spending a lot of time learning about new technologies or how we can improve our knowledge on the products we work with. For more than 10 years now I have been working with SQL Server and still continue to learn new things… Read more
In March the CSS SQL Server Engineers started to blog about various new enhancements made to the SQL Server Engine in SQL Server 2016. Even though these performance enhancements don’t get as much attention as the big new features introduced in SQL Server 2016 (like Query Store), they can play… Read more
With the February release of the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Preview Microsoft introduced a nice new tool inside SSMS, the Plan Comparison Tool.
Like the name suggests, the tool makes it possible for you to compare different plans inside SSMS, but it doesn’t stop there. Microsoft also managed to… Read more
From the 4th till the 7th of May 2016 one of the biggest SQL Server conference in the world will be in Liverpool promising four days of great SQL Server sessions and training. Just take a look at the agenda to be blown away by the amount of… Read more
You may have heard that SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is now available as a stand-alone installation package outside of the SQL Server setup (as a preview version). With the release of SQL Server 2016 RC0, Microsoft decided to cut the cords with SQL Server Management Studio as it has… Read more
As you probably know I am very fond of SQL Server Wait Statistics (shameless book link) and the options they provide for analyzing SQL Server performance. During SQL Server version releases new options became available to monitor and/or analyze Wait Statistics but one option for Wait Statistics analysis… Read more