SQL Server Performance Tuning

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 […]

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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 […]

SQL Server Performance Tuning Basics

There are several factors that affect the performance of an application. This includes SQL Server (the program itself), the SQL Server configuration settings, the application’s Transact-SQL Code, the operating system (server and client), the hardware (server and client), the network hardware and bandwidth (LAN and WAN), the number of clients, client usage patterns, type and […]

Advantages And Disadvantages of Clustering SQL Server

Just think, you have experienced a motherboard failure on a critical SQL Server and you do not know how long it will take to fix it. This of course will affect your business due to the interruption in the abilty to process sales as well as the productivity of your business. Moreover, this situation will leave you totally stressed in […]

Identify Missing Indexes Using SQL Server DMVs

Performance tuning is one of the major that database administrators need to perform when supporting very large databases. Analysis of present index usage is an initial stage of performance tuning. In the previous article titled Are Your Indexes Being Used Effectively?, how to check whether all the indexes on a table are used effectively or […]
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