Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Query Tuning and Optimization

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Microsoft Press, 2007 - Computers - 406 pages

Dig into the internals of tuning and optimization features in SQL Server 2005--with insights from leading SQL Server experts. This in-depth guide delivers best practices, pragmatic advice, and code samples to help you enable efficient, effective queries--and optimize database performance.

Discover how to:

Create a baseline and monitor workload by using System Monitor and DMVs Design, manipulate, and manage traces to isolate database performance issues Audit user activity by using built-in default, black box, and Common Criteria traces Analyze query execution using scans and seeks, joins, aggregations, unions, and parallelism Generate efficient and cost-effective queries using cached plans or new plans Detect and resolve locking, blocking, and deadlocking concurrency issues Use best practices to diagnose and troubleshoot response time, throughput, and scalability issues

PLUS--Includes Transact-SQL code samples and on the Web

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Contents at a Glance
Tracing and Profiling
Query Execution

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About the author (2007)

Kalen Delaney, a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1993, provides advanced SQL Server training to clients worldwide. She is a contributing editor and columnist for SQL Server Magazine and the author of several highly regarded books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals.

Ron Talmage is a mentor with SolidQ. He is a SQL Server MVP, PASS Northwest US Regional Mentor, and current Chapter Leader of the Redmond-based Pacific Northwest SQL Server Users Group. He has been involved with SQL Server since version 4.21a, and has contributed to numerous SQL Server white papers and articles. His current focus is on database administration for relational data warehouses using SQL Server.

Adam Machanic lives in Boston, is a regular usergroup speaker and has written for SQL Server magazines. He's a Microsoft MVP and Certified IT Professional and previously wrote Expert SQL Server 2005 Development (APress).

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