SQL Server Performance Tuning
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Is your SQL Server database application running slowly, either overall or certain areas?
If so, then you are likely to benefit from performance tuning. Slow performance can be caused by bad database design,
inefficient T-SQL database queries, poorly implemented indexes, lack of server resources or incorrect server configuration.
You may only notice slow performance after accumulating more and more data.
Even if data volumes are relatively static, database performance may also get worse over time.
This is usually because of fragmentation in your database and can be sorted out by tuning indexes.
Ecatenate can offer SQL Server Performance Tuning to ensure your SQL Server databases are performing optimally.
Our SQL Server Performance Tuning can be carried out on-site or via VPN (Remote Desktop).
Why do I need SQL Server Performance Tuning?
Your users need faster access to their data. Your business needs to provide information on customers or process orders within a certain
timeframe and your database application is not delivering.
The volume of data you need to work has outgrown your existing database application's design.
Return On Investment
Confidence that you are getting the best return for your investment in server hardware and software. For instance, rather than
spending more money on server resources, could your databases be optimised to make better use of existing server resources?
Reduce staff idle time due to poor database application responses with performance tuning.
Interested? Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will give you a fixed-price quotation.
We can help you identify and solve general server-wide problems.
We can also help you identify and solve very specific problems caused by inefficient T-SQL database queries or poorly implemented data access source code.
Our three-stage approach is to analyse, recommend and implement. After our analysis we will provide you with a comprehensive report
with our recommendations and discuss them with you. Some of our recommendations may have implications for your applications. We will only implement the recommendations you are happy with.
As a guide, our performance tuning would include:
AnalyseAn on-site visit or VPN (Remote Desktop) access
Check server resources - memory, CPU, disk space
Check server load for bottlenecks - memory, CPU, disk space, network
Check SQL Server configuration options - memory, CPU, disk, torn page detection, auto close, recovery mode, data and log file growth settings
Check network bandwidth utilisation
Check Data Access source code - Access, Jet, ODBC, ODBCDirect, OLEDB, ADO, ADO.NET
Check for slow-running T-SQL database queries
Check for inefficient database queries
Check database structure - normalisation, keys, referential integrity, data types
Recommend & ImplementRecommendations Report
Server configuration recommendations - memory, CPU, disk space, network
SQL Server configuration improvements - memory, CPU, disk, configuration options
Service packs (operating system and SQL Server)
Database configuration improvements
T-SQL query optimisation
Improve Data Access source code - Access, Jet, ODBC, ODBCDirect, OLEDB, ADO, ADO.NET
Server data processing vs. client data processing
Database structure improvements - normalisation, keys, referential integrity, data types