The Managing a Query Store module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands on skills in the following topic.

  • Working with Query Store

Lab time: It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exam Objectives

Two exam objectives are covered in this lab.

  • Enabling a Query Store
  • Getting Information from a Query Store

Exercise 1 - Working with Query Store

Query Store is a new feature that is integrated in SQL Server 2016. This feature helps in diagnosing and troubleshooting query performance related issues. Query Store can hold multiple execution plans for a single query. You can use the Query Store feature to perform the following tasks:

  • Audit the query plans history.
  • Analyze the usage of resources such as memory, CPU, and input/output for the database.
  • Determine the usage of memory and CPU time by the Transact-SQL queries.
  • Monitor the database performance.

You can enable the Query Store on the database using Transact-SQL statement or the Graphical User Interface (GUI) available in SQL Server Management Studio.

In this exercise, you will enable the Query Store feature using Transact-SQL and learn about the different types of Query Store views.

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