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As a DBA you must have encountered a slow running application on SQL Server, but there are various factors that could be affecting the performance. If you find yourself in this situation, don't wait, pick up this book and start working towards improving performance of your SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012 Performance Tuning Cookbook is divided into three major parts -- Performance Monitoring, Performance Tuning, and Performance Management--that are mandatory to deal with performance in any capacity.

SQL Server 2012 Performance Tuning Cookbook offers a great way to manage performance with effective, concise, and practical recipes. You will learn how to diagnose performance issues, fix them, and take precaution to avoid common mistakes.

Each recipe given in this book is an individual task that will address different performance aspects to take your SQL Server's Performance to a higher level.

The first part of this book covers Monitoring with SQL Server Profiler, DTA, System statistical function, SPs with DBCC commands, Resource Monitor & Reliability, and Performance Monitor and Execution Plan.

The second part of the book offers Execution Plan, Dynamic Management Views, and Dynamic Management Functions, SQL Server Cache and Stored Procedure Recompilations, Indexes, Important ways to write effective TSQL, Statistics, Table and Index Partitioning, Advanced Query tuning with Query Hints and Plan Guide, Dealing with Locking, Blocking and Deadlocking and Configuring SQL Server for optimization to boost performance.

The third and final part gives you knowledge of performance management with help of Policy Based Management and Management with Resource Governor.

Approach

This book has individual recipes and you can read it from cover to cover or dip into any recipe and get solution to a specific issue. Every recipe is based on a script/procedure explained with step-by-step instructions and screenshots. Concepts are illustrated for better understanding of why one solution performs better than another.

Who this book is for

SQL Server 2012 Performance Tuning Cookbook is aimed at SQL Server Database Developers, DBAs, and Database Architects who are working in any capacity to achieve optimal performance. However, basic knowledge of SQL Server is expected, but professionals who want to get hands-on with performance tuning and have not worked on tuning the SQL Server for performance will find this book helpful.

Ritesh Shah

Ritesh Shah is a data professional and has 10+ years of experience in Microsoft technology from SQL Server 2000 to the latest one and has worked from Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET Framework 4.0. He has deployed many medium scale as well as large scale projects using Microsoft technology. He shares his knowledge in his blog SQLHub.com and also helps the community in different portals like BeyondRelational.com, Experts-Exchange.com and Asp.Net forums.

Bihag Thaker

Bihag Thaker is an SQL Server enthusiast, an MCTS (SQL Server 2005) and MCITP (SQL Server 2008) who has been working on SQL Server technology for the last few years. Initially he was into .Net technology, but his keen interest in SQL Server led him to be a database specialist. He is currently working as a database administrator. He has worked on numerous performance tuning assignments and executed large scale database migrations. He likes to share his knowledge and enjoys helping the SQL Server community. You will find him talking about SQL Server on his blog MsSQLBlog.com.

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