November 7, 2014

Finding Reasons for Slow SQL Server database performance

If you found your SQL Database performance is very slow then you can check below points.

1.Check if any blocking.
2- Check execution plan for any costly operator.
3- We can run DTA and take help from that but keep in mind it's not necessary to implement all suggestions provided by DTA.
4. Index fragmentation .
5. Missing indexes.
6. Stale update stats
7. Blocking & Deadlocks of queries.
8. Excessive compilation & recompilation.
9.Check long queries using trace of suspended records on high working time of transactions.
10.Check RAM utilization at SQL Server.