New Features Presentation
                The SQL Server Team




The SQL Server Team
RemoteDBA Experts
Agenda

     •   Introductions
     •   Top SQL 2008 new features
     •   How we can help
     •   Questions
     •   Wra...
Much More Than Just Great DBAs



     • Focusing on world-class remote database support
       for all major database pro...
Top SQL 2008 New Features

     •   Management Studio Improvements
     •   Compression
     •   Resource Governor
     • ...
Management Studio Improvements

     •   Activity Monitor
     •   Object Explorer Details
     •   Object Search
     •  ...
Activity Monitor

      At a glance performance information
      Automatically run a trace
          • Graphs
          •...
Activity Monitor - Graphs




      •   Percent Processor Time
      •   Waiting Tasks
      •   Database I/O
      •   Ba...
Activity Monitor - Processes




      • Provides metrics for key resources
      • Identifies potential trouble spots
   ...
Activity Monitor – Resource Waits




      • Provides metrics for key resources
      • Identifies potential trouble spot...
Activity Monitor – Data File I/O




      • Quickly determine databases that have high disk
        usage.
      • Column...
Activity Monitor – Recent Expensive Queries




      • Displays the queries in cache that have consumed
        the most ...
Activity Monitor – Object Explorer Detail




      • 36 possible columns of information about a database
      • Views ar...
Activity Monitor – Object Search




      • Searches for all objects within the selected scope:
        server, database,...
Activity Monitor – Multi-Server Queries




      • Queries all registered servers within the server group.
      • Return...
Activity Monitor – Intellisense

• Highlights syntax errors.
     – Keywords
     – Object names




Much More than Just G...
Activity Monitor – Intellisense




  • Completes variables, commands, or object names
  • Incremental as you type



Much...
Activity Monitor – Intellisense




  • Displays parameters for procedures and functions.
  • Can display a list of availa...
Activity Monitor – T-SQL Debugger




Much More than Just Great DBA’s
Activity Monitor – T-SQL Debugger

  • Steps into and over T-SQL code.
  • Developers will be more comfortable with featur...
Compression

  • Data Compression
      – This includes row and page level
        compression and occurs within the .mdf
...
Data Compression

  • Row Level = simplest method of
    compression.
      – Reduces the amount of metadata used to
     ...
Data Compression - Implementation




  • Implemented through SSMS
Much More than Just Great DBA’s
Data Compression - Implementation




  • Wizard interface, estimates savings.
  • Caution should be used when implementin...
Resource Governor

• Implementation is
  straightforward.
• Specific security account
  (DAC) needs to be created.
• Imple...
New Data Types – Date and Time
•       DATE - Stores date only in YYYY-MM-DD format.
•       TIME -Stores time in hh:mm:ss...
New Data Types – Spatial
•       Implemented as .Net CLR data type
•       Conforms to Open Geospatial Consortium standard...
Performance Data Collector
  •   Management Data Warehouse    •   Server Activities
      acts as central repository   •  ...
Performance Data Collector



•    Different configurations
     for each Data Collection
     Set
•    Built in reports f...
Transparent Data Encryption

  •   Encrypted in both Memory and on Disk
  •   Key based, allowing for a finer level of
   ...
SQL Server Audit

  •   Granular, captures SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE,
      REFERENCES and EXECUTE
  •   Uses Extende...
SQL Server Audit

•   Create a new audit with SSMS




Much More than Just Great DBA’s
SQL Server Audit


                                  •   Name the audit
                                  •   Choose items...
Extended Events

     •   Generic event handling system
     •   Captures, stores and acts on troubleshooting SQL
        ...
Change Data Capture

•   Captures and records Insert,
    Update, and Delete activity.
•   Data is stored in a format that...
PowerShell

•    Part of Windows, SQL 2008 ships
     with PowerShell snap-in
•    Built on .Net framework 2.0
•    Powerf...
Questions?




For copies of the this presentation please email
Michael John mjohn@remotedbaexperts.com


Much More than J...
References

  •   Brad McGehee ISBN: 978-1-906434-06-9
  •   Microsoft MSDN
  •   SQL Server Central
  •   http://www.micr...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Remote DBA Experts SQL Server 2008 New Features

7,078 views

Published on

SQL Server 2008 New Features Presentation brought to you by the SQL Server team at Remote DBA Experts.

Published in: Technology
  • More than 5000 registered IT consultants and Corporates.Search for IT online training Providers at http://www.todaycourses.com
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • http://dbmanagement.info/Tutorials/SQL_Server.htm
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

Remote DBA Experts SQL Server 2008 New Features

  1. 1. New Features Presentation The SQL Server Team The SQL Server Team RemoteDBA Experts
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • Top SQL 2008 new features • How we can help • Questions • Wrap-up Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  3. 3. Much More Than Just Great DBAs • Focusing on world-class remote database support for all major database products • Over 60 customers and thousands of database servers under our control • Oracle Ace, Microsoft Certified DBA’s on staff • Almost 70 years combined SQL DBA experience. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  4. 4. Top SQL 2008 New Features • Management Studio Improvements • Compression • Resource Governor • New Data Types • Performance Data Collector • Transparent Data Encryption • SQL Server Audit • Extended Events • Change Data Capture • Power Shell Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  5. 5. Management Studio Improvements • Activity Monitor • Object Explorer Details • Object Search • Multi Server Queries • Intellisense • T-SQL Debugger Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  6. 6. Activity Monitor At a glance performance information Automatically run a trace • Graphs • Processes • Data File I/O • Recent Expensive Queries Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  7. 7. Activity Monitor - Graphs • Percent Processor Time • Waiting Tasks • Database I/O • Batch Requests per Second Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  8. 8. Activity Monitor - Processes • Provides metrics for key resources • Identifies potential trouble spots • Measures the time a worker thread has to wait gain access to server resources Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  9. 9. Activity Monitor – Resource Waits • Provides metrics for key resources • Identifies potential trouble spots • Measures the time a worker thread has to wait gain access to server resources Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  10. 10. Activity Monitor – Data File I/O • Quickly determine databases that have high disk usage. • Columns can be sorted and filtered Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  11. 11. Activity Monitor – Recent Expensive Queries • Displays the queries in cache that have consumed the most resources. • Right click to display execution plan • Right click to display the entire query Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  12. 12. Activity Monitor – Object Explorer Detail • 36 possible columns of information about a database • Views are automatically remembered • CTRL-C copies the information to the clipboard in a tab delimited format, past into Excel to create reports Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  13. 13. Activity Monitor – Object Search • Searches for all objects within the selected scope: server, database, tables. • Wild card characters can be used. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  14. 14. Activity Monitor – Multi-Server Queries • Queries all registered servers within the server group. • Returns results for each server. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  15. 15. Activity Monitor – Intellisense • Highlights syntax errors. – Keywords – Object names Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  16. 16. Activity Monitor – Intellisense • Completes variables, commands, or object names • Incremental as you type Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  17. 17. Activity Monitor – Intellisense • Displays parameters for procedures and functions. • Can display a list of available objects for selection. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  18. 18. Activity Monitor – T-SQL Debugger Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  19. 19. Activity Monitor – T-SQL Debugger • Steps into and over T-SQL code. • Developers will be more comfortable with features that they have become accustomed to in .Net • Displays the values of local variables and the call stack. • Start by hitting the F11 key. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  20. 20. Compression • Data Compression – This includes row and page level compression and occurs within the .mdf files. • Backup Compression – Occurs only when data is backed up Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  21. 21. Data Compression • Row Level = simplest method of compression. – Reduces the amount of metadata used to store a row. – Uses less CPU cycles to implement. • Page Level = higher level of compression – Higher level of CPU usage Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  22. 22. Data Compression - Implementation • Implemented through SSMS Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  23. 23. Data Compression - Implementation • Wizard interface, estimates savings. • Caution should be used when implementing in production Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  24. 24. Resource Governor • Implementation is straightforward. • Specific security account (DAC) needs to be created. • Implemented with T-SQL • Improper configuration can cause severe performance issues. • Takes effect when a “Resource Contention” occurs Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  25. 25. New Data Types – Date and Time • DATE - Stores date only in YYYY-MM-DD format. • TIME -Stores time in hh:mm:ss.nnnnnnn format. • DATETIME2 - More precision than existing DATETIME type. • Format is YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss:nnnnnnnm • DATETIMEOFFSET - Similar to DATETIME2, stores Time Zone Information New Data Types – FILESTREAM • Stored in NTFS file system • T-SQL Insert, Update, Deletes operations can be used on datatypes. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  26. 26. New Data Types – Spatial • Implemented as .Net CLR data type • Conforms to Open Geospatial Consortium standards • Indexes are spatial, stored as a grid based hierarchy • GEOGRAPHY – Stores ellipsoidal data (Longitude and Latitude) • GEOMETRY – Stores planar data (X, Y Coordinates) New Data Types – HIERARCHYID • Implemented as .Net CLR data type • Represents node position in a hierarchical structure Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  27. 27. Performance Data Collector • Management Data Warehouse • Server Activities acts as central repository • Performance Reports • Data Collection Sets • Easy Wizard Configuration • Disk Usage • Scheduled jobs run on regular • Query Statistics basis Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  28. 28. Performance Data Collector • Different configurations for each Data Collection Set • Built in reports for each Data Collection Set • Can be customized Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  29. 29. Transparent Data Encryption • Encrypted in both Memory and on Disk • Key based, allowing for a finer level of security • Encrypts entire database • Easy to administer • Resource requirements are minimal Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  30. 30. SQL Server Audit • Granular, captures SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, REFERENCES and EXECUTE • Uses Extended Events engine, increased speed • Capture and view audit results • Audits at the instance or database level • Audits multiple activity types. • Stores audit events to file • Easy to implement using SSMS Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  31. 31. SQL Server Audit • Create a new audit with SSMS Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  32. 32. SQL Server Audit • Name the audit • Choose items to be audited. • Each audit appears in SSMS Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  33. 33. Extended Events • Generic event handling system • Captures, stores and acts on troubleshooting SQL Server, Windows, and applications. • 254 events can be captured from SQL Server • Correlates SQL, Windows, and Application events • Supports SQL Auditing. • Implemented with T-SQL • Handled by the Event Engine • Common format con be combined with different tools • Less overhead than other tools Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  34. 34. Change Data Capture • Captures and records Insert, Update, and Delete activity. • Data is stored in a format that can easily be consumed by an application. • Data can then be used to synchronize an OLAP server. Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  35. 35. PowerShell • Part of Windows, SQL 2008 ships with PowerShell snap-in • Built on .Net framework 2.0 • Powerful scripting that replaces Kix, Perl, VBScript Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  36. 36. Questions? For copies of the this presentation please email Michael John mjohn@remotedbaexperts.com Much More than Just Great DBA’s
  37. 37. References • Brad McGehee ISBN: 978-1-906434-06-9 • Microsoft MSDN • SQL Server Central • http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/default.aspx Much More than Just Great DBA’s

×