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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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The Database Engine Tuning Advisor

The Database Engine Tuning Advisor is a tool that can analyze a SQL Script file or a set of queries captured in a SQL Profiler trace and recommend changes to your indexing scheme. After performing its analysis, the Database Engine Tuning Advisor provides recommendations for new or more effective indexes, indexed views, and partitioning schemes, along with the estimated improvement in execution time should the recommendation be implemented. You can choose to implement the recommendations immediately or later, or you can save the SQL statements to a script file. For detailed information on using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor, see Chapter 36.

Although the Database Engine Tuning Advisor is a useful tool, and ...

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