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SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning

Troubleshoot and Optimize Query Performance

Authors: Fritchey, Grant

  • Covers cutting-edge features such as Query Store, adaptive execution plans, and automated tuning in Azure SQL Database
  • Is current with SQL Server 2017, while also covering older editions back to 2012
  • Alerts you to changes in the cardinality estimation and query optimization engines that can lead to poor performance
  • Describes new tooling introduced in SQL Server 2017 SQL Server Management Studio
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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3888-2
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3887-5
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About this book

Identify and fix causes of poor performance. You will learn Query Store, adaptive execution plans, and automated tuning on the Microsoft Azure SQL Database platform. Anyone responsible for writing or creating T-SQL queries will find valuable the insight into bottlenecks, including how to recognize them and eliminate them.

This book covers the latest in performance optimization features and techniques and is current with SQL Server 2017. If your queries are not running fast enough and you’re tired of phone calls from frustrated users, then this book is the answer to your performance problems. 

SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning is about more than quick tips and fixes. You’ll learn to be proactive in establishing performance baselines using tools such as Performance Monitor and Extended Events. You’ll recognize bottlenecks and defuse them before the phone rings. You’ll learn some quick solutions too, but emphasis is on designing for performance and getting it right. The goal is to head off trouble before it occurs.


What You'll Learn

  • Use Query Store to understand and easily change query performance
  • Recognize and eliminate bottlenecks leading to slow performance
  • Deploy quick fixes when needed, following up with long-term solutions
  • Implement best practices in T-SQL to minimize performance risk
  • Design in the performance that you need through careful query and index design
  • Utilize the latest performance optimization features in SQL Server 2017
  • Protect query performance during upgrades to the newer versions of SQL Server


Who This Book Is For

Developers and database administrators with responsibility for application performance in SQL Server environments. Anyone responsible for writing or creating T-SQL queries will find valuable the insight into bottlenecks, including how to recognize them and eliminate them.

About the authors

Grant Fritchey, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, has more than 20 years of experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development, and database administration. He currently works as Product Evangelist at Red Gate Software. Grant writes articles for publication at SQL Server Central and Simple-Talk. He has published books, including SQL Server Execution Plans and SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning (Apress). He has written chapters for Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration (Apress), SQL Server Team-based Development, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2, Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices (Apress), and Expert Performance Indexing in SQL Server (Apress). Grant currently serves as President on the Board of Directors of the PASS organization, the leading source of educational content and training on the Microsoft Data Platform.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3888-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3887-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning
Book Subtitle
Troubleshoot and Optimize Query Performance
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Grant Fritchey
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3888-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3888-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3887-5
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XXXI, 932
Number of Illustrations and Tables
412 b/w illustrations
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