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[Video] How Can I Measure If My Database Does More Reads Than Writes?

When someone asks you, “Is this database read-intensive or write-intensive?” you probably look at sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats to measure the file activity – but that isn’t really correct. After all, your users run a lot of queries all day that are simply satisfied from the buffer pool. SQL Server caches your data so it doesn’t have to hit…
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[Video] Watch Brent Tune Queries

Ever wonder somebody else does it? Watch over my shoulder as I spend 9 minutes in PowerPoint explaining the big picture, and then about 40 minutes working on this stored procedure in the StackOverflow2013 database: If you enjoy that, the Watch Brent Tune Queries page has another video and other query examples. Enjoy!
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Brent Ozar Webcast

Upcoming Free Training Webcasts

Hey, wanna learn about SQL Server for free? Feb 7 – PASS Data Expert Series: PASS is taking the top-rated Summit 2018 recordings and replaying them live, for free, on a webcast. I’ll be in the chat room too, taking your questions. Register here, and the lineup includes: SSMS & T-SQL Tricks with Bob Pusateri…
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Office Hours Podcast

[Video] Office Hours 2019/1/2 (With Transcriptions)

This week, Brent, Erik, Tara, and Richie discuss whether you need to premake a destination database in order to run sp_databaserestore, restoring production statistics on dev servers to simulate productions behavior, dealing with duplicate SPNs, tools for detecting all SQL Servers in a production environment, SQL performance monitoring, dealing with very large indexes, and Brent’s…
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