SQL Server performance tuning: Nine best practices


SQL Server is a powerful and feature-rich database management platform that can support a wide range of applications, but if queries are not performing well or workloads are running into deadlocks, latency issues, and other disruptions in service, no one will care about how good the platform is. Their only concern will be application performance. This article describes nine best practices for SQL Server performance tuning.

The best way to ensure that SQL Server can meet its performance requirements is to implement a robust performance tuning strategy that takes into account all aspects of the SQL Server environment. Not only