Dynamic Management Views

  • Kellyn Pot’vin


I’ve been working with Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.5 and was introduced to performance tuning and high-intensity database management in SQL Server 7 back in 2000. The environment at that time was a SQL Server 7 implementation clustered on a Compaq SAN and pulling in 1 to 4 gigabytes (GB) per day, which was considered a great deal for a SQL Server back then. Performance tuning incorporated what appeared as voodoo to many at this time. I found great success only through the guidance of great mentors while being technically trained in a mixed platform of Oracle and SQL Server. Performance tuning was quickly becoming second nature to me. It was something I seemed to intuitively and logically comprehend the benefits and power of. Even back then, many viewed SQL Server as the database platform anyone could install and configure, yet many soon came to realize that a “database is a database,” no matter what the platform is. This meant the obvious-: the natural life of a database is growth and change. So, sooner or later, you were going to need a database administrator to manage it and tune all aspects of the complex environment.


Execution Plan Query Plan Management View Snapshot Isolation Show Plan 
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© Bradley Ball, TJay Belt, Glenn Berry, Jes Borland, Carlos Bossy, Louis Davidson, Jeremy Lowell, Ben DeBow, Grant Fritchey, Wendy Pastrick, Kellyn Pot’vin, Jonathan Gardner, Jesper Johansen, Mladen Prajdić, Herve Roggero, Chris Shaw, Gail Shaw, Jason Strate 2012

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