© 2016

High Performance SQL Server

The Go Faster Book


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 1-19
  3. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 21-43
  4. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 45-69
  5. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 71-84
  6. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 85-99
  7. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 101-129
  8. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 131-154
  9. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 155-180
  10. Benjamin Nevarez
    Pages 181-196
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 197-201

About this book


Design and configure SQL Server instances and databases in support of high-throughput applications that are mission-critical and provide consistent response times in the face of variations in user numbers and query volumes. Learn to configure SQL Server and design your databases to support a given instance and workload. You’ll learn advanced configuration options, in-memory technologies, storage and disk configuration, and more, all toward enabling your desired application performance and throughput.

Configuration doesn’t stop with implementation. Workloads change over time, and other impediments can arise to thwart desired performance. High Performance SQL Server covers monitoring and troubleshooting to aid in detecting and fixing production performance problems and minimizing application outages. You'll learn a variety of tools, ranging from the traditional wait analysis methodology to the new query store, and you'll learn how improving performance is really an iterative process.

High Performance SQL Server is based on SQL Server 2016, although most of its content can be applied to prior versions of the product. This book is an excellent complement to performance tuning books focusing on SQL queries, and provides the other half of what you need to know by focusing on configuring the instances on which mission-critical queries are executed.
  • Covers SQL Server instance-configuration for optimal performance
  • Helps in implementing SQL Server in-memory technologies
  • Provides guidance toward monitoring and ongoing diagnostics


SQL Server VMWare Extended events Waits Wait events Disk configuration Capacity planning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Santa ClaritaUSA

About the authors

Benjamin Nevarez is an independent consultant based in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in SQL Server query tuning and optimization. Nevarez is author and coauthor of several books, including SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization, Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer, and SQL Server 2012 Internals. He has been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections, and SQLBits.

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