SQL Server Performance Tuning

Are you currently stuck with long running queries in SQL Server that are causing your business applications to run sluggish? If you’re experiencing slow performance in your SQL Server databases, it can have a significant impact on your business productivity and bottom line. SQL Server performance tuning is essential to ensure that your databases are operating efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of your organization.

Performance Tuning Steps:

  1. Measure the current performance of your server. While this may seem obvious, it is important to assess your servers performance so that you can confirm there is indeed a performance problem and establish a baseline.
  2. Optimize your queries. Poorly written queries can cause significant performance bottlenecks. Rewriting the T-SQL is a great way to improve the overall performance of a query, however, this is not always possible if your database is a vendor product.
  3. Optimize your indexes. Indexes can improve query performance by providing quick access to the data. When you are not allowed to optimize the T-SQL because it isn’t an in-house database, well designed non clustered indexes are a great way to speed up a query without having to write any code.
  4. Optimize your SQL Server configuration settings and hardware. Many of the default settings for a SQL Server installation can lead to poor performance.

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If you are tired of hearing your users complain about slow performance, don’t worry. I can help! If you are interested, you can get started by scheduling a free first-time consultation on my calendar.