Posts by Brent Ozar

Performance Tuning Means 3 Things

Managing what requests are made Managing the efficiency of each request Managing the hardware capacity available to satisfy requests And that’s it. In the grand scheme of things, those are the only 3 knobs you get. Oh sure, from the outside, performance tuning looks more complicated than that, but at the end of the day,…
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Portrait in T-SQL

My 11 Favorite 2019 Blog Posts

Yesterday, I showed the stuff you read the most, but enough data – now, let’s talk about feelings. These were the 11 posts I remember with the most fondness, in date order. I did indeed like some of the ones from yesterday’s list a lot, but I’m going to set those aside. Erik and Tara…
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Mastering Index Tuning

Join Me in London for My SQLBits Pre-Con Workshop: Mastering Index Tuning

I’m teaching an all-new hands-on workshop, Mastering Index Tuning. I’m taking my favorite, toughest modules of my 3-day online class and condensing them down into a 1-day workshop. You’ll learn quick, easy techniques to use the right nonclustered indexes, filtered indexes, indexed views, and columnstore indexes that will work on SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016,…
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How I Use the First Responder Kit

Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for December 2019

It’s the hap-happiest season of all. To get the new version: Download the updated Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension: ctrl/command+shift+p, First Responder Kit: Import. Download the updated Consultant Toolkit in your account EU customers: check your email for the updated version from Gumroad, our European distributor Consultant Toolkit Changes…
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