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SQL Server 2014 Performance Tuning and Optimization - 55144 Course Outline

 (3 days)
Version 2014

Overview
This course is designed to give the right amount of Internals knowledge, and wealth of practical tuning and optimization techniques, that you can put into production. The course offers a comprehensive coverage of SQL Server architecture, indexing and statistics strategies, optimize transaction log operations, tempdb and data file configuration, transactions and isolation levels, and locking and blocking. The course also teaches how to create baselines and benchmark SQL Server performance, how to analyze workload and figure out where performance problems are, and how to fix them. Coverage of in-memory tables and stored procedures along with an introduction to this exciting new technology is included.

Audience profile
The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases, and are responsible for optimal performance of SQL Server instances that they manage. These individuals also write queries against data and need to ensure optimal execution performance of the workloads.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance.
Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand and utilize the new cardinality estimator.
Understand and utilize memory-optimized tables.
Understand performance.
Understand and utilize startup stored procedures.
Understand database structures.
Understand and utilize Instant File Initialization.
Understand how SQL stored data.
Understand how SQL locates data.
Understand temporary table internals.
Understand and utilize the new cardinality estimator.
Understand and utilize memory-optimized tables.
Understand performance.
Understand and utilize startup stored procedures.
Understand database structures.
Understand and utilize Instant File Initialization.
Understand how SQL stored data.
Understand how SQL locates data.
Understand temporary table internals.
Understand and utilize table valued parameters.
Understand concurrency.
Understand and utilize transactions.
Understand isolation levels.
Understand and utilize SQL Server locking architecture.
Understand SQL and Storage Area Networks (SAN).
Understand and utilize SQL on virtual machines.
Understand SQLIO Utility and its uses.
Understand and utilize partitioned tables and indexes.
Understand and utilize the Resource Governor.
Understand and utilize Activity Monitor.
Understand Live Query Statistics.
Understand how to monitor SQL using Transact-SQL.
Understand and utilize performance DMVs.
Understand indexes and their importance.
Understand index types.
Create and alter indexes.
Understand and utilize index metadata.
Understand and utilize Database Tuning Advisor.
Understand and utilize Index Data Management Objects.
Understand fragmentation of indexes and utilize page splits.
Understand index storage strategies.
Understand and utilize indexed views.
Understand monitoring indexes.
Understand index best practices.
Understand and utilize statistics objects.
Understand and utilize histogram.
Understand and utilize new vs old cardinality estimator.
Understand and utilize incremental statistics.
Understand and utilize computed columns.
Understand and utilize filtered statistics.
Understand and utilize ascending keys.
Understand and utilize statistics maintenance plan.
Understand architecture.
Understand and utilize tables and indexes.
Understand and utilize the hash index.
Understand and utilize natively compiled stored procedures.
Understand restrictions.
Understand and utilize the Analyze Migrate Report tool.
Understand and utilize in-memory data management views.
Understand and utilize the SQL Trace Default template.
Understand and utilize the SQL Profiler Tuning template.
Create and utilize a template for slow running queries.
Understand and identify long running queries.
Use Profiler to detect deadlocks.
Use Profiler to detect a blocked process.
Understand and utilize query hints.
Create and test a plan guide.
Allow SQL Profiler to help create a plan.
Understand and utilize plan freezing.

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Overview
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.
Lessons
Introduction
Course Materials
Facilities
Prerequisites
What We'll Be Discussing
Lab : Course Overview
None
Successfully log into their virtual machine.
Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.

Module 2: SQL 2014 Architecture
In this module, we will examine the new Cardinality Estimator, explore memory-optimized tables, and explain how SQL both stores and locates data.
Lessons
The New Cardinality Estimator
Memory-Optimized Tables
Understanding Performance for Developers
Understanding Startup Parameters
Startup Stored Procedures
Database Structures
Instant File Initialization
How SQL Stores Data
How SQL Locates Data
Lab : SQL 2014 Architecture
Configuring Compatibility Level
Startup Parameter
Startup Stored Procedure
Instant File Initialization
Understand and utilize the new Cardinality Estimator.
Understand and utilize memory-optimized tables.
Understand performance.
Understand and utilize startup stored procedures.
Understand database structures.
Understand and utilize Instant File Initialization.
Understand how SQL stored data.
Understand how SQL locates data.

Module 3: The Database Engine
The SQL Server Database Engine is split into two major components, which are the storage engine and the relational engine. The relational engine is also called the query processor which is a more descriptive term for what it actually does. In this module, we explore how the engines works, and cover concepts that will help you to understand their behavior.
Lessons
     Four Important Concepts
     Temporary Tables Internals
     Concurrency
     Transactions
     Isolation Levels
     SQL Server Locking Architecture
     SQL and Storage Area Networks (SAN)
     SQL on VMs
     SQLIO Utility
     Partitioned Tables and Indexes
Lab : The Database Engine
Table-Valued Parameter
Transactions
Vertically Partitioned Table Using Code
Partitioning with Filegroups
Partitioning Wizard
Understand temporary table internals.
Understand and utilize table valued parameters.
Understand concurrency.
Understand and utilize transactions.
Understand isolation levels.
Understand and utilize SQL Server locking architecture.
Understand SQL and Storage Area Networks (SAN).
Understand and utilize SQL on virtual machines.
Understand SQLIO Utility and its uses.
Understand and utilize partitioned tables and indexes.

Module 4: SQL Performance Tools
SQL provides a number of robust monitoring tools and in this module we explore the tools available and explain what they are designed to do.
Lessons
The Resource Governor
Activity Monitor
Live Query Statistics
Monitoring SQL with Transact-SQL
Dynamic Management Objects (DMOs) and Performance Tuning
Lab : SQL Performance Tools
Resource Governor
Activity Monitor
sp_who2
Performance DMVs
Understand and utilize the Resource Governor.
Understand and utilize Activity Monitor.
Understand Live Query Statistics.
Understand how to monitor SQL using Transact-SQL.
Understand and utilize performance DMVs.

Module 5: Query Optimizing and Operators
SQL Server query optimization remains a very important part of today’s database applications. In this module we examine the tuning process, options for troubleshooting, execution plans, Performance Monitor, and much more.
Lessons
Tuning Process
Performance Monitor Tool
SQL Query Processing Steps
Understanding Execution Plans
SET STATISTICS TIME and SET STATISTICS IO
Data Access Operators
Troubleshooting Queries
Lab : Query Optimizing and Operators
     Performance Monitor (perfmon)
     Estimated vs Actual Plans and XML Plans
     Viewing a Non-Trivial Execution Plan
     SET STATISTICS TIME and SET STATISTICS IO
     Data Access Operators
     DMVs
     View Information About Extended Events
     Wizard Templates
     Creating a Session Without a Wizard
     Configuring MDW and Viewing Reports
Understand the tuning process.
Understand and utilize Performance Monitor tool.
Understand SQL query processing steps.
Understand and utilize execution plans.
Understand and utilize SET STATISTICS TIME and SET STATISTICS IO.
Understand and utilize Data Access Operators.
Understand and utilize DMVs.
Understand and utilize Extended Events.
Understand and utilize sessions.
Understand how to troubleshooting queries.
Understand how to configure a Management Data Warehouse and view reports.

Module 6: Understanding Indexes
The entire concept of indexing is speedy retrieval. In this module we explain everything you need to know about creating, utilizing, managing, and monitoring indexes.
Lessons
Introduction to Indexes
Index Types by Storage
Index Types by Column Designation
Creating and Altering Indexes
Metadata
Data Management Views for Indexing
Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Index Data Management Objects
SQL Server Fragmentation
Patterns
Index Storage Strategies
Indexed Views
Monitoring Indexes
Index Dynamic Management Objects (DMOs)
Best Practices
Lab : Understanding Indexes
Create Indexes
Index Metadata
Database Tuning Advisor
Missing Index DMOs
Fragmentation and Page Splits
Data Compression
Indexed Views
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Understand indexes and their importance.
Understand index types.
Create and alter indexes.
Understand and utilize index metadata.
Understand and utilize Database Tuning Advisor.
Understand and utilize Index Data Management Objects.
Understand fragmentation of indexes and utilize page splits.
Understand index storage strategies.
Understand and utilize indexed views.
Understand monitoring indexes.
Understand index best practices.

Module 7: Understanding Statistics
Statistics are considered one of the most important aspects of SQL Server Performance Tuning. In this module we examine statistics and how to utilize them.
Lessons
Statistics
Cardinality Estimator
Incremental Statistics
Computed Columns Statistics
Filtered Statistics
Maintenance
Lab : Understanding Statistics
Statistics Objects
Histogram
New vs Old Cardinality Estimator
Incremental Statistics
Computed Columns
Filtered Statistics
Ascending Keys
Statistics Maintenance Plan
Understand and utilize statistics objects.
Understand and utilize the histogram.
Understand and utilize new vs old cardinality estimator.
Understand and utilize incremental statistics.
Understand and utilize computed columns.
Understand and utilize filtered statistics.
Understand and utilize ascending keys.
Understand and utilize statistics maintenance plan.

Module 8: In-Memory Database
The most important new feature in SQL Server 2014 is the new In-Memory OLTP engine. In this module we will cover the architecture, restrictions, and other exciting features.
Lessons
Architecture
Tables and Indexes
Natively Compiled Stored Procedures
Restrictions
Analyze Migrate Report Tool
In-Memory Data Management Views (DMV)
Lab : In-Memory Database
     Creating an In-Memory Enabled Database with Code and SSMS
     Creating a Memory-Optimized Table
     View Hash Index
     Natively Compiled Stored Procedure
     AMR Tool
     In-Memory DMVs
Understand architecture.
Understand and utilize tables and indexes.
Understand and utilize the hash index.
Understand and utilize natively compiled stored procedures.
Understand restrictions.
Understand and utilize the Analyze Migrate Report tool.
Understand and utilize in-memory data management views.

Module 9: SQL Profiler and SQL Trace
The SQL Server 2014 Profiler is essentially the same as the SQL Server 2012 Profiler. This is not surprising because many new features that were added in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 addressed gaps identified in previous versions. In this module, we cover both SQL Profiler and SQL Trace.
Lessons
SQL Trace
SQL Trace Architecture
SQL Server Profiler
Lab : SQL Profiler and SQL Trace
     SQL Trace Default Template
     SQL Profiler Tuning Template
     Create a Template for Slow Running Queries
     Identifying Long Running Queries
     Using Profiler to Detect Deadlocks
     Use Profiler to Detect a Blocked Process
Understand and utilize the SQL Trace Default template.
Understand and utilize the SQL Profiler Tuning template.
Create and utilize a template for slow running queries.
Understand and identify long running queries.

Module 10: Query Issues and Hints
In this module, we will examine query issues, how to identify them, and how to resolve them. We’ll also cover query hints, plan guides, and explore plan freezing.
Lessons
Query Hints
Plan Guides
Plan Freezing
Join Orders
Lab : Query Issues and Hints
Create and Test a Plan Guide
Allow SQL Profiler to Help Create a Plan
Plan Freezing
Understand and utilize query hints.
Create and test a plan guide.
Allow SQL Profiler to help create a plan.
Understand and utilize plan freezing.
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