A Pragmatic Approach for Tuning and Optimizing Database Performance

For database administrators the most essential performance question is: how well is my database running? Traditionally, the answer has come from analysis of system counters and overall server health metrics. Yet, because the primary purpose of a database is to provide end users with a service, none of these counters or metrics provides a relevant and actionable picture of performance. To accurately assess database instance performance from the perspective of service provided, the question must become: how much time do end users wait on a response? To answer this question, you need a way to assess what’s happening inside the database instance that can be related to end users. Download this special white paper to learn about the response time analysis approach. 

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