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Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning
Enjoy improved application performance and user productivity! SQL servers are meant to be fast! Speak with our SQL Server performance tuning specialists today!
Let Us Help You Make Your SQL Server Fast
SQL Server’s decay curve has never been graceful. Whatever the bottleneck, things can very quickly escalate and render your SQL Server virtually unusable. Bottlenecks with disk, memory, CPU, incorrect server configuration or database indexing can quickly compound resulting in significant reductions in system performance, affecting application responsiveness, slowing business intelligence and user productivity.
We’re a Team of SQL Server Infrastructure Specialists
Troubleshooting and identification of underlying root causes for SQL performance problems requires an in-depth understanding of the SQL server environment, its supporting infrastructure, operational workloads and knowledge into how the SQL compiler interprets and processes these workloads.
Our team of Microsoft SQL Server performance tuning consultants brings together decades of experience working across a wide range of industries including finance, fast-food, eCommerce, retail and recruitment. We take complete pride in, and full responsibility for the SQL Servers under our care, continuously reviewing for misconfigurations and opportunities to performance tune.
SQL Server performance problems can often be quickly identified and resolved, returning your IT operations back to peak performance and staff back to their peak productivity. Through our unique system of active transaction logging we can even diagnose performance issues retrospectively (days / weeks in the past) to establish why systems may have been struggling.
SQL Server Performance Tuning
DBA Services’ SQL Server Performance tuning services can help your business quickly identify environment or database misconfigurations that could be harming your server’s performance. We also analyse over 100 hardware and SQL server specific performance counters that could be leading to hardware based bottlenecks.
HARDWARE PERFORMANCE BASELINE
Identify hardware based performance bottlenecks through analysis of over 100 operating system and SQL Server specific performance counters.
ADVANCED LOCK DETECTION
Track and analyse environment locking and deadlocks for any problem conditions.
REVIEW EXPENSIVE QUERIES
Review of your most expensive queries by CPU and Disk IO for extended run times and indexing opportunities.
SLOW TSQL TROUBLESHOOTING
TSQL query analysis into how the SQL compiler is interpreting your transactions.
TOP WAIT CONDITIONS
Review environment wait conditions to ensure there are not toxic waits impacting performance.
SQL SERVER MANAGED SERVICES
Identify environment performance issues before they begin to impact upon your business through our Managed SQL Server support.
How We Fine-Tune SQL Servers
Our DBA and database performance tuning services perform a thorough review of your MS SQL Server environment for pre-existing issues and can even focus in on specific problem databases as part of the support service engagement.
Our team will assess the slowest and most expensive queries hitting your database, and can even advise if performance issues reside at the application layer (rather than within the DB), with recommendations provided to assist with the resolution of this. We’ll perform a detailed analysis of the problem through a review of SQL Server’s dynamic management views, looking at query execution paths of problem transactions to identify opportunities for index optimisation. We’ll review your current index maintenance strategies to ensure these adhere to industry best practices.
We can also review your underlying hardware configuration through a 48-performance baseline, from which we can quantifiably identify whether there are any hardware-based bottlenecks affecting your query performance and / or SQL Server’s operability in general.
Let Us Help You Make SQL Server Fast!
Established Performance Tuning Practices that Deliver Real Results!
IDENTIFY HIGH VALUE MISSING INDEXES
SQL Server’s Dynamic Management Views allow us to review internal query statistics in (near) realtime in order to identify indexing issues such as high-value missing indexes or over-indexing within the database.
REVIEW OF EXPENSIVE TRANSACTIONS
We review your top most expensive transactions both from a CPU and IO load perspective, and make recommendations for improving the performance of these.
SLOW QUERY MONITORING
Using SQL Server’s extended events capabilities (or SQL profiler for older versions of SQL) we’re able to capture slow performing queries to find key problem areas within the environment’s transaction workloads.
SQL QUERY EXECUTION PLAN ANALYSIS
Analysis of a query’s execution plan also provides valuable insights into expensive joins, where conditions, nested loops and other factors which can impact performance.
REVIEW OF DEADLOCKS AND LOCKING ISSUES
Deadlocks and extended lock chains create major performance issues. While typically related to the race condition within the code, identification of these locks can help developers improve application logic to avoid these from occurring.
TOP WAIT CONDITIONS
Review of top wait conditions can provide insights into external factors such as slow IO or even where applications are struggling to process data fast enough.
PERFORMANCE BASELINE ANALYSIS
A comprehensive performance baseline which reviews a wide collection of hardware and SQL specific counters to help identify potential hardware based bottlenecks.
TUNING OF SQL ENVIRONMENT
Review of SQL Server configuration against industry best practice to ensure optimal configuration for OLTP vs OLAP transaction workloads.
Our Team Delivers Results That Matter
We have a proven track record of finding and resolving SQL performance issues, so there’s no further need to suffer at the hands of poor application performance. Again, SQL servers are meant to be fast. As transaction time for each application or system decreases, productivity increases. Your staff gains more time to process orders, complete operational tasks or simply become more efficient in producing their daily deliverables.
Your SQL server should grow optimally as your business does. We will help you understand the cause of performance issues and guide you on where to invest next.
Let us help you maximise the full potential of your SQL Servers. Our DBAs have the training and experience to get your SQL Server performing at its best again. Fill out the form below to get started.
Ready to benefit from a faster, more responsive SQL Server? Do you have further enquiries about our flexible support plans? Whatever the need, don’t hesitate to contact DBA Services. We’re ready to boost your business’ productivity with proactive, scalable SQL Server database administration and support services. We typically respond within minutes.