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SQL Server Performance Tuning workshop

dbi InSite Workshops

Is the resolution of performance issues on SQL Server a problem? Your users are complaining about the slowness of applications? You are facing a lack of knowledge in this area and do not know where to start with. Our workshop dbi InSite SQL Server Performance Tuning, including many examples, covers all aspects you need to master regarding tuning and troubleshooting SQL Server. How to improve the performance of your Microsoft infrastructure? This is what our experts are going to show and explain you during this workshop.


  • Stéphane Haby
    Stéphane Haby
  • Steven Naudet
    Steven Naudet

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(*) Prices are to be considered per participant and without VAT

-5% for SOUG, SwissPUG, or DOAG members
Members of the SOUG (Swiss Oracle User Group), SwissPUG (Swiss PostgreSQL User Group) or DOAG (Deutsche Oracle-Anwendergruppe) are entitled to a discount of 5% on our trainings

Training objectives

  • Master the necessary tools to monitor and resolve performance problems
  • Understand how SQL server is using the resource systems (CPU, I/O, memory, network) and how to configure it for reaching an optimal performance
  • Master the key principals of the data access optimization (functioning of the SQL server Optimizer, reading of Execution Plans, anti-patterns, indexing strategy)
  • Understand and resolve performance problems related to the locking and transaction system under SQL server


  • DBA toolbox for the performance (extended events, DMV, DTA…)
  • Performance modelling (key principals of the normalization, choice of the data type, collation, SQL anti-patterns)
  • Internal mechanisms and SQL server maintenance to increase performance (pages and extents, files and filegroups, allocation algorithms, logging and recovery, tempdb)
  • Strategy for data indexing (index type, data access and selectivity, management of the fragmentation)
  • Transactions and locking (concurrence of the data access and transaction levels, locks, deadlocks, latches)
  • Understand execution plans, caching and statistics
  • Understand the SQL server wait types


  • Presentation with many practical exercises
  • Case studies, live demos, discussions
  • Networking during coffee breaks, lunch, and apéro on the last day (included in price, except for on-site workshops)

Target groups

  • Database administrators (DBA) as well as network, system, and application administrators responsible for or supporting SQL Server databases
  • Prerequisite: good knowledge and experience in SQL Server databases

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Language & documentation

  • Workshop training normally held in English; French or German possible instead as course languages
  • Documentation: content details, scripts, case study solutions as PDF file (in English)

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