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A database I am looking after is experiencing performance problems. I think it could be contention for locks or/and hot rows.

How best would I evaluate this theory?


asked 29 Jul '11, 11:18

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I recommend looking at Dan's whitepaper on performance analysis, and the whitepaper Ivan and I wrote on capacity planning (particularly the section on convoys and lock contention).

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answered 29 Jul '11, 11:30

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Check out Foxhound: "See blocked connections"

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answered 29 Jul '11, 16:03

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