10987: Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

$2,300.00
$2,300.00
$2,300.00
$2,300.00
$2,300.00
Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
May 01, 2017 09:30 (EST) 4 $2,300.00 Register
May 01, 2017 09:30 (EST) 4 $2,300.00 Register
July 04, 2017 09:00 (EST) 4 $2,300.00 Register
September 05, 2017 09:00 (EST) 4 $2,300.00 Register
November 13, 2017 09:00 (EST) 4 $2,300.00 Register

 

About this course

This four-day instructor-led course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimize their databases.

 

Audience profile

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and are responsible for optimal performance of SQL Server instances that they manage. These individuals also write queries against data and need to ensure optimal execution performance of the workloads.

 

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

 

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.

 

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components.

  • Describe the SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.

  • Describe core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing.

  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.

  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.

  • Describe architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.

  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

  • Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.

  • Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.

 

 

Course Outline

 

Module 1: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

This module covers high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components. It dives deep into SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.

 

Lessons

SQL Server Components and SQL OS

Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling

Waits and Queues

 

Lab: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the SQL Server components and SQL OS

Describe the differences between Windows Scheduling and SQL scheduling

Describe waits and queues

 

Module 2: SQL Server I/O

This module covers core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing. It focuses on SQL Server I/O operations and how to test storage performance.

 

Lessons

Core Concepts

Storage Solutions

I/O Setup and Testing

 

Lab: Testing Storage Performance

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the core concepts of SQL I/O

Describe storage solutions

Setup and test I/O

 

Module 3: Database Structures

This module covers Database Structures, Data File and TempDB Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.

 

Lessons

Database Structure Internals

Data File Internals

TempDB Internals

 

Lab: Database Structures

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the internal setup of database structures

Describe the internal setup of data files.

Describe the internal setup of TempDB

 

Module 4: SQL Server Memory

This module covers Windows and SQL Server Memory internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to SQL Server Memory Configuration.

 

Lessons

Windows Memory

SQL Server Memory

In-Memory OLTP

 

Lab: SQL Server Memory

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the components of Windows memory

Describe the components of SQL Server memory

Describe In-Memory OLTP

 

Module 5: SQL Server Concurrency

This module covers Transactions and Locking Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.

 

Lessons

Concurrency and Transactions

Locking Internals

 

Lab: SQL Server Concurrency

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Explain concurrency and transactions

Describe locking

 

Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals

This module covers Statistics and Index Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to Statistics and Indexes.

 

Lessons

Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation

Index Internals

Columnstore Indexes

 

Lab: Statistics and index Internals

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe statistics internals

Explain cardinality estimation

Describe why you would use Columnstore indexes and be able to implement one

 

Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis

This module covers Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis. It focuses on architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

 

Lessons

Query execution and optimizer internals

Query execution plans

Analyzing query execution plans

 

Lab: Query execution and query plan analysis

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe query execution and optimizer

Analyze query plans and resolve common issues

 

Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation

This module covers Plan Caching and Recompilation. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.

 

Lessons

Plan cache internals

Troubleshooting plan cache issues

Query store

 

Lab: Plan caching and recompilation

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe plan cache

Troubleshoot plan cache issues

Describe query store and why you would use it

 

Module 9: Extended Events

This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

 

Lessons

Extended events core concepts

Working with extended events

 

Lab: Extended events

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the core concepts of extended events

Implement extended events

 

Module 10: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining

This module covers tools and techniques to monitor, trace and baseline SQL Server performance data. It focuses on data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.

 

Lessons

Monitoring and tracing

Baselining and benchmarking

 

Lab: Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe various options for monitoring and tracing

Describe various options for benchmarking and baselining