Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, May 12, 2011
SQL Server 2008: Query Hash Statistics
Bart Duncan has released a very useful addition to the DataCollector capture/reporting abilities of SQL Server 2008. Query Hash Statistics can do low-overhead query cost monitoring, utilising the query fingerprint and query plan fingerprint (aka query hash/query plan hash) features that were added in SQL Server 2008. Query fingerprints enable you to get the cumulative cost of all executions of a query even if the query is non-parameterized and has different inline literal values for each execution. Previously, the only way to get this type of query performance data was to capture a Profiler trace and run the trace through a post-processing tool.
Once installed, and sufficient data has been collected, you can access the collected information via 2 custom reports.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com