10987 Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

This four-day instructor-led course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimize their databases.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components.
  • Describe the SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.
  • Describe core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.
  • Describe architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
  • Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.
  • Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, & Waits
  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues
  • Lab: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
  • 2 - SQL Server I/O
  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing
  • Lab: Testing Storage Performance
  • 3 - Database Structures
  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals
  • Lab: Database Structures
  • 4 - SQL Server Memory
  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP
  • Lab: SQL Server Memory
  • 5 - Concurrency & Transactions
  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals
  • Lab: Concurrency and Transactions
  • 6 - Statistics & Index Internals
  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Column Store Indexes
  • Lab: Statistics and index Internals
  • 7 - Query Execution & Query Plan Analysis
  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Analyzing query plans
  • Lab: Query execution and query plan analysis
  • 8 - Plan Caching & Recompilation
  • Plan cache internals
  • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
  • Query store
  • Lab: Plan caching and recompilation
  • 9 - Extended Events
  • Extended events core concepts
  • Implementing extended events
  • Lab: Extended events
  • 10 - Monitoring, Tracing, & Baselining
  • Monitoring and tracing
  • Baselining and benchmarking
  • Lab: Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining
  • 11 - Troubleshooting Common Performance Issues
  • Troubleshoot CPU performance
  • Troubleshoot memory performance
  • Troubleshoot I/O performance
  • Troubleshoot Concurrency performance
  • Troubleshoot TempDB performance
  • Lab: Troubleshooting common performance issues
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and are responsible for optimal performance of SQL Server instances that they manage. These individuals also write queries against data and need to ensure optimal execution performance of the workloads. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

    Other Prerequisites

    In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge: Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality; Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance; Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.

    10987 Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

    €2,380 | This course is SATV-Eligible
    Course Length : 4 Days

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