SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization Services
PCA provides expert SQL Server Database performance optimization, tuning, and monitoring services to ensure
optimal MS SQL Server performance, reliability and data integrity. Our deep knowledge with database optimization
techniques will identify the major design or implementation deficiencies with your SQL database, and recommend the most effective remedial engineering and
optimization techniques to speed up and stabilize your MS SQL Server database.
SQL Server Design — the "Electrical Panel" Analogy
A SQL Server database is a lot like the electrical panel in your home —
with the proper "wiring" — all of your lights and appliances work when
needed, circuit breakers never become over-loaded, and you have plenty of room
on the panel to add new breakers for future electricity needs.
Improperly wired however, electrical current is unreliable, fuses blow, and adding new breakers
is expensive and risky, because no one can trace the wires to rooms and appliances,
and you may have a real fire hazard on your hands!
SQL Performance Optimization — Much More Cost-Effective than Additional Hardware
SQL Server SHOULD NOT SLOW DOWN or BECOME UNRELIABLE as the number of users increase or
as the size of the database grows. The first instinct is to invest in
additional server hardware resources e.g. more CPUs, faster disks, additional memory.
Investing in additional SQL hardware resources however usually yields very little if any performance improvement without
addressing the underlying database design and implementation issues.
In our experience, it is almost always the case that deficient database design or implementation issues
are the primary root-cause
behind poor SQL Server performance, an unreliable system, poor data integrity, or unreasonbly high costs associated with
ongoing maintenance and support of the system. Common SQL Server database design and implementation deficiencies include:
- Poorly structured (de-normalized) Tables
- Poorly-defined field Relationships; lack of proper Referential Integrity
- Improper use (or absence of) Data Validation Constraints
- Improper use (or absence of) Primary and/or Foreign Keys
- Improper use of Join functions
- Improper use, lack of, or over-use of Indexes
- Poorly coded Stored Procedures, Triggers and/or Views
- Poorly tuned / inefficient use of Queries / poorly optimized SQL
- Inefficient and/or buggy application code
PCA's SQL Optimization experts have extensive experience tuning and optimizing SQL Server applications for optimal performance
and reliability. Our expert database engineers can find the SQL Server slowdowns
and apply proven remedial database optimization techniques to substantially increase SQL database
performance and improve data integrity.
If your SQL Server database solution is up and running, but you are experiencing
significant data reliability and/or optimization problems, PCA can help you discover
the underlying design and/or implementation causes, and provide proven SQL Server Performance Optimization
techniques to improve overall system performance and reliability.