SQL Server Performance Tuning

Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate a custom scripting framework which enables the management of SQLServer databases from a Windows PowerShell session and also to extend Powershell’s flexibility by creating a set of commands customized to our needs. I will call this framework comprised of a library of modules and functions specialized to manage […]

SQL Server Index Maintenance Performance Tuning for Large Tables

It is nothing really new that indexes have their right to exist in SQL Server. It is also nothing really new, that these indexes need to be maintained every now and then, even though this might be surprising for people who are lulled by the otherwise low maintenance for SQL Server. But if you think […]

Improving 2D Range Query Performance in SQL Server

When using the BETWEEN operator on multiple columns, you are likely using a 2D range query.  Such queries perform very poorly in SQL Server.   This article will tell you how you can often use additional information to rewrite such queries for much better performance.  We’ll conclude by rewriting an actual BETWEEN query in a manner […]

Setting up Transactional Replication in SQL Server 2008 R2.

Setting up Transactional Replication in SQL Server 2008 R2. Replication is one of the High Availability features available in SQL Server. Transactional Replication is used when DML or DDL schema changes performed on an object of a database on one server needs to be reflected on the database residing on another server. This change happens […]

Working with IIS using PowerShell

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ASP.NET MVC Routing Tutorial

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Using Full Text Search in SQL Server 2008

Introduction SQL Server 2008 Full-Text Search feature can be used by application developers to execute full-text search queries against character based data residing in  a SQL Server table. To use full text search the developer must create a full-text index for the table against which they want to run full-text search queries. For a particular […]

Light Weight Monitoring using Extended Events

Introduction SQL Server 2008 introduces Extended Events for performance monitoring. SQL Server Extended Events is a general event-handling system for server systems. So  why another event handling system? We already have activity monitor, Perfmon, SQL Profiler, DMVs,. However, Extended Events have several major advantages: 1. Light Weight. This is the primary advantage of  Extended Events. […]

Tuning SQL Server 2005 Integration Services for EBCDIC Data Conversion

When searching the Web for solutions to use SQL Server 2005’s Integration Services to convert and load EBCDIC (IBM Mainframe) data, many will hit a massive roadblock. Through exhaustive searches you may be able to return a minimal amount of information, none of which will likely pertain to performance tuning once a conversion solution is […]

Procedures to Performance Tune SQL Server

A SQL Server database administrator (DBA) will be aware of server enhancement techniques to ensure the smooth running of the servers. Being aware of enhancement options available enables to DBA to provide the best server performance to users and clients without interruptions or outages. The ability to identify the faulty component in a SQL Server […]
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