Many SQL Server-based applications perform far below expectation costing money and time. And until now, there has been very little practical information available that explains how to identify and cure performance problems in SQL Server. But this book offers essential content to fill in the gap.
SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled, Second Edition includes updated material plus one new chapter, and explains how to design and tune SQL Server applications to cope with ever-increasing workloads. With proven strategy, this book teaches you how to use SQL Server tools to identify a performance bottleneck, isolate the root cause, apply possible resolutions, and then quantify performance improvements. Also covered are crucial issues like index analysis and tuning, preventing deadlocks, optimizing workload, and minimizing costs.
About the Author
Sajal Dam has been working on Microsoft technologies for over 12 years, with a strong background in database application design. Dam also maintains a strong background in troubleshooting and optimizing performance of Microsoft-based applications, from front-end web pages to back-end databases. While working as a Development Consultant for Microsoft, Dam helped many Fortune 500 companies optimized database performance, as well as design scalable database solutions. Currently an IT Strategist at Dell, Sajal Dam manages the optimization and baselining effort of production databases, and works with the application development teams to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in advance.