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Professional Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Administration by Steven Wort, Ross LoForte, Wayne Snyder, Ketan Patel, Brian Knight

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Chapter 12. Optimizing SQL Server 2008

Since the inception of SQL Server 7.0, the database engine has been enabled for self-tuning and managing. With the advent of SQL Server 2008, these concepts have reached new heights. When implemented on an optimized platform (as described in Chapter 11) with a properly configured SQL Server instance that has also been well maintained, SQL Server 2008 remains largely self-tuning and healing. In this chapter we introduce and discuss the SQL Server 2008 technologies needed to accomplish this feat.

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