The three parts of the SQL Server database engine with a focus on how the SQL Server Operating System (SQLOS) component manages resources.
How SQL Queries are processed by the Relational Engine. Parsing, Resolving, Optimizing, Compiling, and Executing to return SQL Sets.
The SQL Server Query Optimizer uses cost-based optimization to create an execution plan with the least cost.
Data Pages and Extents in SQL Server and how data is stored in SQL Server. Data records are physically stored in 8kb data pages.
How the SQLOS manages worker threads in the SQL Server Execution Model and the different wait queues in SQL Server to manage threads used by the CPU.
In this post, we will discuss Dynamic Management Objects (DMO’s) used to troubleshoot for Waiting Tasks in SQL Server.
Heaps vs Clustered Indexes and how tables are structured and data is stored in SQL Server. Data rows from a table are stored in the data pages in either an unsorted order (Heap) or a sort order (Clustered Index).
How to read Heap and Clustered Index table operators in a SQL Server Execution Plan. One way of determining if a table is structured as a Heap or a Clustered Index is to look at the table operators from the Execution Plan.
The ACID properties of SQL Transactions, What are the different ACID properties of a transaction how they ensure that data is Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, and Durable.
SQL Transaction and Error Handling? What is the difference between Auto-Commit and Explicit Transactions and how transaction effect Errors and Exception Handling?