Bottlenecks in SQL Server are one of the top reasons for badly performing SharePoint sites. And without any clear prescriptive guidance, most SharePoint admins just point SharePoint to a database server. This session covers specific optimization improvements that can quickly and easily boost performance. We'll first discuss how to optimize the database server and scale your storage tier. We'll then focus on tuning tempdb, content and search databases. We'll analyze how SharePoint’s performance degrades as content databases grow and what you can do to help prevent it. Finally, we'll assess whether RBS (Remote BLOB Storage) really makes a difference and if you should consider using it.