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Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration by Sylvester Carstarphen, Ken Simmons

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C H A P T E R  16

Managing Query Performance

Managing query performance is another one of those subjects that requires an entire book to provide the coverage it deserves, especially when you dive into the execution plans. However, dealing with problem queries is an integral part of every DBA’s skill set. Luckily, Grant Fritchey and Sajal Dam have written SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning Distilled(Apress, 2012), so this doesn’t have to be a 500-page chapter.

This chapter will cover several features that will help you deal with problematic queries. First, we will go over a few techniques to help you find these types of queries, and then we will discuss some of the options that give you a little more control over them (even if you can’t ...

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