SQL Server: Guide line for query tunning and performance enhancement

T.Zacks 3,971 Reputation points

please get me list of options by which we can tune the query for better performance enhancement. please discuss several options by which i can tuning the query from SSMS. other than indexing what other options exist which speed up the query execution.

please discuss few free & paid tools where i can paste my query and tool will tell me how to alter sql to get better performance.
also tool will suggest me other area to optimize query and performances.

what DBA does when he/she look into issue to speed up execution of query. please discuss this points step-by-step details

please discuss a great detail. Thanks

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  1. Vinodh247 5,341 Reputation points

    Hi TZacks,

    Thanks for reaching out to Microsoft Q&A.

    There is not a single line of answer or a software that would solve all your performance problem and query tuning. You have to read many articles and go through blogs of renowned authors(there are tons of blogs on perf tuning and query enhancement if you google) as each environment will be unique. As for the starters, I would suggest you to go through SQL Server internals by Kalen Delaney for understanding the basic building blocks and blogs from Gail shaw(https://www.sqlinthewild.co.za/) who writes fantastic articles on performance and query tuning.

    The native tools from microsoft is fantastic tool compared to anything available in the internet if you know the right places to look for. Pls go through the below link to get the variety of tools that are offered by microsoft for sql server.


    Since you asked there are many tools available in the market but everyone will claim their's the best, you have to spend time to find which will suit your need.

    Please Upvote and Accept as answer if the reply was helpful.

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