I have been working as SQL Server Performance Tuning Consultant for over the last 10 years and I have seen many different complicated problems while helping my clients. I have been maintaining a repository of the problems and their solutions to me. In this year’s pre-con, I am going to open my business secrets to everyone. We will see various complicated real-world problems that you see in the real world and their resolutions.

Before the beginning of the session, we will see the show list content of the pre-con to everyone. Every attendee will get the opportunity to vote on the topic they want to see and we will build our learning path together. Once we have a learning path build, we will immediately jump on each topic and learn them together.

Here are the major topics which we will cover in the Pre-Con.

All demonstrations will use SQL Server 2019 version

  • Accidently slowing down database servers
  • Randomly slow running queries
  • Frequently restart fixing the SQL Server performance
  • Identifying workload patterns causing resource bottlenecks
    • CPU
    • Memory
    • IO
  • Slow performing Views and Stored Procedures
  • Index strategies
    • Index slowing down SELECTs
    • Index slowing down INSERT, UPDATE, DELETES
    • Query skipping the best-matched Index
    • Irrelevance of Fragmentations for Indexes
    • Cardinality and Index Selection
  • SQL Wait Stats
    • CXPACKET
    • WRITELOG
    • RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE
    • … many more    
  • Locking and Troubleshooting
  • Analyzing SQL Server Execution Plans
    • Extended Events
    • Query Store
    • DMVs
  • SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019 Enhancements

We will exclusively focus on the real-world scenarios and also, include a few demonstrations which you face every day. This is fasted faced 100% demonstration-oriented pre-conference. 

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