SQL Server Performance

Tuning 3rd party Software

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by Luis Martin, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Luis Martin Moderator

    As you know (most of you) I'm free lance working with several clients and I optimize the data base by means of indexs and maintenance plan. The problem that I have is that the suppliers of software in each opportunity that they have, try to convince the client so that buys more hardware and they do not let to me make tuning. Is the same with suppliers in your countries[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]?<br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br />
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

    What do you think? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br />Suppose you are a software vendor. Would you say freely, that your app isn't optimal tuned, that front-end and/or back-end isn't running efficient? I don't think no vendor would like to hear that, especially not from an external. I think this is everywhere the same.<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  3. Luis Martin Moderator

    Yeap, is matter of common sence.
    But, what if: ok let to hear what this guy have to said about tuning?
    More when year ago, those customers whan to throw away that software.

    OK, just a lemon day I suppose.

    Luis Martin

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  4. FrankKalis Moderator

    The cynic in me says that people responsible for an expensive project would do almost anything else but confess that they have no idea on the whole topic and would rather throw away the software and start a new project.
    Sad, but true.

  5. bradmcgehee New Member

    I run into this issue all the time, and I complain very loudly to the vendor. About 70-80% of all performance problems are related to poorly designed and written applications. That means, as DBAs, we can only fix about 20-30% of the problem. I have an article planned for the near future on how to tune third party apps. In fact, I am doing a seminar on this very topic next week in Las Vegas. Yes, I will be gone another week.

    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
  6. Luis Martin Moderator

    If I plan to give a seminar about how to tune third party apps here, there is a big probability to have an accident. May be a plain crash on my head[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br />
  7. satya Moderator

    There are handful of vendors where they agree to fine tune their applications and bug fixes in future releases, smaller ones are hard to get in contact.

    Satya SKJ
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