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Should Query Tuning be Proactive or Reactive?

As a software developer and an aspiring DBA, I try to encorporate best practices when I design my SQL Server databases (99% of the time my software sits on top of SQL Server). I make the best ...
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How do I properly perform a MySQL bake-off?

I want to performance test (aka bake-off) MySQL server rpm against some other forks such as Percona server, MariaDB, and possibly some others. I'm hoping that by asking this question I can better ...
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Database Performance Tuning

I have a MySQL backend, MS Aaccess front-end system that is nice and responsive over a local network but becomes sluggish over a broadband connection. I haven't done any performance tuning as of yet. ...
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How to compare performance of two versions of a function?

I just saw this function definition: create function dbo.f (@a int, @b int) returns integer as begin return case when not exists (Select * from t1 where t1.col1 = @a) AND @b ...
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Get and Put performance testing on Google BigTables (and other integrated DBs)

What are some effective ways to perform programmatic performance testing on database operations, especially in environments where the databases themselves do not offer dedicated tools? For example, ...