The Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook


  • Ken England, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, President and Founder of Database Technologies, a database consultancy, product evaluation and training firm.

Learn from a SQL Server performance authority how to make your database run at lightning speed. Ken England's SQL Server 6.5 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook is recognized by SQL Server administrators as the indispensable guide to tuning and optimization. Now he's revised the book for Microsoft's new SQL Server 2000, the most advanced and powerful version yet of SQL Server, which takes full advantage of Windows 2000's new processing capabilities. The book details the factors that determine database performance and offers readers tools, techniques and best practices they can use to tweak and tune SQL Server's configuration and operation. Readers will learn how to enhance performance through good physical design and effective internal storage structures. The book spells out methods for creating efficient indexes and techniques for tuning SQL Server's new query optimizer.
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SQL Server administrators, programmers and system designers


Book information

  • Published: March 2001
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-241-8


This book provides tools, techniques, and best practices that you can use to tune SQL Server's configuration and operation. -SQL Server This book is a real gem and derserves a wide audience - Joe Karam, MCSD, MCDBA, MCT

Table of Contents

Preface; Introducing Performance Tuning and Physical Database Design; SQL Server Storage Structures; Indexing; The Query Optimizer; SQL Server and Windows NT; Transactions and Locking; Monitoring Performance; A Performance Tuning Checklist