Category: Performance

Tuning a SQL Server 2000 System, Naaah!!!
Posted by Rob Risetto on January 03, 2015

Ok hands up who is still running SQL Server 2000 systems in production. I know you are out there.

Last week I had to determine why a set of DTS packages were running extremely slow. Perfmon indicated that the Disk IO latency was ranging from 50 ms to 1 to 2 seconds, that’s right seconds.

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SQL in the AWS Cloud – SQL User Group PP Slides
Posted by Rob Risetto on November 08, 2014

Recently I presented the topic of SQL Server in the AWS Cloud to the Queensland SQL Server User Group. The presentation provided an overview of the potential SQL Server application use cases for the AWS Cloud, in particular, I demo-ed an AlwaysOn Availability Group failover from a AWS EC2 instance to a on-premise SQL

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Buffer Pool Extension Feature Road Test on AWS
Posted by Rob Risetto on October 23, 2014

One of the exciting new features coming out of the SQL Server 2014 release is the Buffer Pool Extension (BPE) option. BPE allows you extend the SQL Server Buffer Pool to fast IO devices like SSDs and therefore provides the equivalent of a level 2 cache. Basically SQL Server doesn’t have to retrieve data from slower disks for frequently

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