Dec 17, 2019 7:17:00 AM by Jeff Surretsky
Our gift to you this season is wrapping up our favorite blogs about a product into a collection, with a song to go with each! Each week in December, stay tuned as we add on to the song and post new verses in our version of "The 12 Days of ... Projects." Watch the video below.
The 9th verse of "The 12 Days of Projects" is about Toad® products that optimize SQL.
With each new post, hear one more verse of our version of "The 12 Days of ... Projects." At the end of the month, we'll post the entire song with a summary and links to our favorite posts. Can you guess which Toad product will be next?
Keep reading! The following blogs are my favorite collection of blogs that will help you solve your most difficult SQL tuning issues.
As Developers, we know it is important to make our applications as fast as possible. Accomplishing this can certainly be a challenge for obvious reasons and there are not any shortcuts ...
... or, are there?
The Quest Software® Toad Xpert, features a SQL Optimization component that is unique in the industry and will empower you to optimize your SQL whether it be via rewrite, adding Indexes or even Plan Control—doing all the heavy lifting for you.
I’ve assembled a collection of my favorite blogs showing you how you can address this challenge head on using the Quest Software Toad Xpert Edition – making your applications as fast as possible and in less time; saving you time for your other responsibilities.
How do we actually use Toad SQL Optimization?
So what’s going on behind the scenes? How does Quest’s SQL Optimization actually work?
Besides rewriting a SQL statement or adding an index, you can also tune by Plan Control – meaning you don’t have to even touch the SQL statement!
Ok, so you can tune SQL that you know is an issue but, can we be proactive and find potential SQL tuning opportunities before they become an issue? Sure you can …
You can even pinpoint the bottlenecks in your PL/SQL:
But, can I optimize SQL in SQL Server too? Of course you can—it’s not just for Oracle.
With the growing importance of Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD), Toad plays an integral role here too. Check out this informative video by Toad’s Product Manager that not only explains how to use this powerful feature but also how it specifically fits into your agile development methodology.
And most recently, we had an Ask Toad webcast session on how to simplify and automate SQL optimization:
So we know how to tune SQL using Toad in concept but does it really work?! We have helped many customers across various verticals - here is just one example.
I hope you found these blogs helpful and they have sufficiently armed you to take on your most challenging SQL tuning challenges!
Written by Jeff Surretsky
Jeffrey Surretsky has been working at Quest since 2000 as a Sales Engineer focusing on a wide variety of solutions including Foglight, SharePlex and the TOAD Family of Products. Before working at Quest, he was a DBA for various organizations spanning a diverse range of industries. With over 30 years of experience in Information Technology, Jeffrey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Management of Information Systems.