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SQL Server DMVs in Action

Better Queries with Dynamic Management Views
Ian W. Stirk
  • May 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182733
  • 352 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Essential reference for SQL Server Administrators.

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SQL Server DMVs in Action is a practical guide that shows you how to obtain, interpret, and act on the information captured by DMVs to keep your system in top shape. The samples provided in this book will help you master DMVs and also give you a tested, working, and instantly reusable SQL code library.

about the technology

Every action in SQL Server leaves a set of tiny footprints. SQL Server records that valuable data and makes it visible through Dynamic Management Views, or DMVs. You can use this incredibly detailed information to significantly improve the performance of your queries and better understand what's going on inside your SQL Server system.

about the book

SQL Server DMVs in Action shows you how to obtain, interpret, and act on the information captured by DMVs to keep your system in top shape. The over 100 code examples help you master DMVs and give you an instantly reusable SQL library. You'll also learn to use Dynamic Management Functions (DMFs), which provide further details that enable you to improve your system's performance and health.

what's inside

  • Many practical solutions
  • How to correct missing indexes
  • What's slowing down your queries
  • What's compromising concurrency
  • Much more

about the reader

This book is written for DBAs and developers.

about the author

Ian Stirk is a freelance consultant based in London. He's an expert in SQL Server performance and a fierce advocate for DMVs.

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Arm yourself with an arsenal of DMV knowledge.

Tariq Ahmed, Amcom Technology

Lifts the hood on SQL Server performance.

Richard Siddaway, Serco

The examples alone are worth twice the price of the book!

Nikander and Margriet Bruggeman, Lois & Clark IT Services
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