SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization (M55144)

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will learn practical tuning and optimization techniques for SQL Server 2014 that include indexing and statistics strategies, transaction log operations, tempdb and data file configuration, transaction and isolation levels, locking and blocking, and the new In-Memory OLTP engine. You will learn how to create baselines and benchmark SQL Server performance as well as analyze and fix workload for performance issues.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 55144: SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization.

Audience

  • SQL Server database administrators
  • Individuals responsible for writing queries against data that require optimal execution performance of workloads
  • Individuals who manage and maintain optimal performance of SQL Server instances
  • Application developers who deliver content from SQL Server databases

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL

Learning Objectives

  • SQL 2014 Architecture including the new Cardinality Estimator
  • Memory-optimized tables
  • Startup stored procedures
  • Database structures
  • Instant File Allocation
  • Table internals and valued parameters
  • Concurrency, transactions, and isolation levels
  • SQL Server locking architecture
  • Partitioned tables and indexes
  • Resource Governor, Activity Monitor, Transact-SQL, and performance data management views (DMVs)
  • Performance Monitor Tool, execution plans, Data Access Operators, MDW and viewing reports
  • Create, utilize, manage and monitor indexes
  • Cardinality Estimator, incremental statistics, computed column statistics, filtered statics, and maintenance
  • In-Memory OLTP engine, restrictions, the Analyze Migrate Report tool, and in-memory (DMVs)