Resolve Query Performance Issues

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab scenario, your organization, Awesome Company, is reducing its on-site footprint and moving as many databases as possible to the cloud. As part of this effort, you have already migrated one of your primary sales databases, `acweb`, to Azure SQL Database. Now that developers are actively working against this database, they have been reporting that some queries are performing slowly. It is up to you as the database administrator to resolve these query performance issues. Performing the actions of this lab will help you become familiar with identifying poorly performing queries and troubleshooting them.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Identify High-Impact Queries

Use the Intelligent Performance section of Azure SQL Database to identify queries to be tuned.

Tune High-Impact Queries

Using Azure Data Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, or another client, evaluate the queries’ explain plans and possible resolutions to their issues.

Additional Resources

In this hands-on lab scenario, your organization, Awesome Company, is reducing its on-site footprint and moving as many databases as possible to the cloud. As part of this effort, you have already migrated one of your primary sales databases, acweb, to Azure SQL Database. Now that developers are actively working against this database, they have been reporting that some queries are performing slowly. It is up to you as the database administrator to resolve these query performance issues.

To accomplish this task, you should use the performance information within Azure SQL Database as well as the query explain plans to devise a strategy for the troubled queries.

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