Adam Machanic, Boston-based SQL Server developer, shares his experiences with programming, monitoring, and performance tuning SQL Server. And the occasional battle with the query optimizer.
Today at SQL Saturday #220 in Atlanta I presented a new brand new session, "SQL Server Query Plan Analysis: The 5 Culprits That Cause 95% of Your Performance Headaches."
This session is designed to help people quickly analyze query plans and find likely culprits without being query tuning experts; I find that in a huge number of cases the root cause of problems is one of just a few potential situations.
Thanks to everyone who joined me today for the deliveries! In addition to it being a new session this was also the first time that I've ever been asked to present the same session twice in a single day. So it was quite an experience.
The demo script is attached. As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments.
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About Adam Machanic
Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.