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Is "the bigger the beter" valid in the database world

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What are the best practices for building and managing very large database environments? How can we get an advantage from implementing HP's FastTrack Solution? We will share some real-world tips and tricks around the management of multi-terabyte databases.

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Is "the bigger the beter" valid in the database world

  1. 1. Is “the bigger the better” valid in thedatabase world?Best practices around VLDBsHP FastTrack SolutionTips, tricks and gotchas with multi-TB databases
  2. 2. About me Ivan Donev, MCT SQL Server Technology Team Lead, HP2 |
  3. 3. Agenda  Introduction  Best practices in configuration  HP FastTrack Reference Architecture 4.0  Share the experience3 |
  4. 4. Introduction  More data  Needs larger hardware  Needs optmization  Needs time  Requires more responsiblities  More responsibilities  Need more attention  Require more knowledge  Give you more headaches4 |
  5. 5. Best practices - IO  Hardware - trust your vendor  Follow the Storage Top 10 Best Practices  HBA Queue Depth  TEST, TEST, TEST5 |
  6. 6. Best practices – SQL Server  Startup options  -E and T1117  T834?  MaxServerMemory  MaxDop – never leave it to 0  Local policy  Lock pages in memory  Perform Volume maintenance tasks  Resource governor!6 |
  7. 7. Best practices – Inside SQL Server  TempDB  Microsoft rules – 1 file per CPU  Experience  Partitioning  Compression – be careful!  Column Store index  Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance!!!7 |
  8. 8. HP FastTrack 4.0  Prebuild Hardware for best performance  Configuration Guide  Performance8 |
  9. 9. Let’s talk about reality  The hardware - HP DL980 G7  2TB RAM  8x8-core Intel Xeon => 128 logical CPUs  Storage – dedicated P2000 and XP24000  The Software  Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1  SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with CU79 |
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  11. 11. Let’s talk about reality - servicing  T834 flag or why the engine is not booting up  Patching and ugrade  Upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to 2008 R2  Approach  Licensing  Bugs11 |
  12. 12. Let’s talk about reality - maintenance  Examine fragmentation  Do not forget about statistics  Check the integrity  Size matters  Autogrowth and proportional fill12 |
  13. 13. Let’s talk about reality - compression  Estimate compression gain  Compress and keep compressing  How do we reclaim the space?  Moving object to new file  Shrinking13 |
  14. 14. IS THE BIGGER THE BETTER?14 |
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