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  • Query Optimization: Tips and Tricks from the Experts

    This eBook is packed with several articles from SQL Server experts about how to go about optimizing queries by using the tools that SQL Server offers along with viewing query plans using Plan Explorer. Some of the topics include understanding query plans, cardinality estimates, estimated rows, indexes, lookups and more.

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Database Performance

    Databases can be a performance bottleneck for a lot of applications, and developers and system administrators don’t always understand why. This paper discusses how database engines work and what you need to look for and evaluate when reviewing your workloads. It also looks at the internal operations of the database engine, to see how they can affect overall server performance. Lastly, this eBook delve into some approaches for optimizing performance and see how to identify anti-patterns in your database queries.

  • Identifying Database Performance Problems in Multi-Database Environments

    Is your application slow, or is it just you? Slow applications frustrate users and impose very real costs. Most applications rely on databases, and this makes database performance analysis an increasingly important topic of exploration. This tech brief provides an overview of database performance analysis software and why it’s important to your business.

  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance

    In this four-part guide, SolarWinds Head Geek Kevin Kline walks through the process of identifying and resolving SQL Server performance problems by using SQL Server’s native tools.

  • Virtualizing SQL Server: Strategies and Best Practices

    Server consolidation is the top reason companies virtualize systems as companies realized they can reduce their server overhead to save money on power, cooling, space, networking, cables, and even the hardware warranty. In fact, SQL Server(R) virtualization is an expectation today. SolarWinds Head Geek, Kevin Kline, shares strategies and best practices for virtualizing SQL Server to ensure high performance and easier troubleshooting.

  • Why is Database Performance Analyzer a Smart Investment for Your Team?

    As companies move databases into the cloud, addressing performance issues isn’t as easy as it was when everything was on-premises. It is expensive to scale up cloud services to improve performance. A better, more sustainable approach would be to help make sure your workload is tuned, so you’re scaling resources for good reasons—more processing needs of the business, not just supporting inefficiencies.

  • Manage the Multiple Database Journey

    Learn how you can implement a technology built specifically for SQL query performance, monitoring, analysis, and tuning, which supports not only the leading open-source databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL, but also Oracle, Azure® SQL Database, and Microsoft.

  • Ransomware just deleted your local and offsite backups...

    IT managers and staff have been pushed into the reputation business. Preventing a ransomware attack comes down to 3 basic steps to protect your data and the reputation of your company.

  • 7 Critical Reasons for Office 365 Backup

    7 Critical Reasons for Office 365 Backup: The case for why organizations need to protect Office 365 data.

  • Storage-as-a-Service Improves Business Operations

    Rather than focusing on purchasing assets, features, and functions, enterprises are prioritizing solutions that allow them to offload lower value, highly repetitive tasks to vendors and partners. In this infobrief, learn how Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) enables timely access and consumption of innovative infrastructure technologies to support digital business models.

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