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SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning, Third Edition by Grant Fritchey

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Chapter 16

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Database Workload Optimization

So far, you have learned about a number of aspects that can affect query performance, such as the tools that you can use to analyze query performance and the optimization techniques you can use to improve query performance. Next, you will learn how to apply this information to analyze, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of a database workload. In this chapter, I cover the following topics:

  • The characteristics of a database workload
  • The steps involved in database workload optimization
  • How to identify costly queries in the workload
  • How to measure the baseline resource use and performance of costly ...

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