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Improve SQL Server Performance by Looking at Plan Cache (Part 2)

The SQL Server plan cache can be a good tool to use in identifying current performance issues and in looking for new ways to improve performance. In this second part…

Improve SQL Server Performance by Looking at Plan Cache (Part 1)

The SQL Server plan cache stores details on statements that are executed over time. Each time a statement executes, SQL Server will look inside the plan cache first to see…

SQL Server Consolidation, Part 3

I wrote a couple of posts previously on SQL Server consolidation. The first post tried to give insight on some of the problems and associated motivating factors that most companies have…

SQL Server Consolidation, Part 2

Consider for a moment that you have a deck attached to your house. It is one story above ground level and is growing weaker with each passing year. The former…

SQL Server Consolidation, Part 1

I am seeing more than a handful of articles these days regarding SQL Server virtualization and/or consolidation. Lots of companies are coming forward to provide you tools that will take…

SQL Server fn_dblog() Function Details and Example

The fn_dblog() function (formerly known as the DBCC command) is one of several undocumented functions for SQL Server. It allows you to view the transaction log records in the active…

SQL Server ASYNC Network IO Wait Type

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED AND CONTAINS NEW, TECHNICAL INFORMATION Note: For SQL2000 this wait is called NETWORKIO. The ASYNC_NETWORK_IO wait indicates that one of two scenarios are happening.…