As promised, I have released my SQL Server Compression Estimator tool to http://ssce.codeplex.com/
One of the most exciting additions to SQL Server 2008 was the capability to apply data compression. The benefits are many including reduced disk I/O and memory utilization, with a small cost of CPU overhead.
In a database that may contain thousands of objects, determining which objects and / or partitions of those objects may benefit from data compression can be time consuming and labor intensive.
Not anymore! SQL Server Compression Estimator (SSCE) will allow you to estimate the best compression for your objects. It will estimate both ROW and PAGE compression for all objects, and will optionally report the Index Maintenance Ratio (a ratio that indicates how often an index is updated versus how often it is used to satisfy queries). You can then use that information to perhaps choose a less aggressive compression algorithm for heavily updated indexes.
For more information on the benefits of data compression please visit the SQL Customer Advisory Team site and view some in depth information regarding data compression
Data Compression: Strategy, Capacity Planning and Best Practices - http://sqlcat.com/top10lists/archive/2009/01/30/top-10-sql-server-2008-features-for-the-database-administrator-dba.aspx
Top 10 SQL Server 2008 Features for the Database Administrator (DBA) - http://sqlcat.com/top10lists/archive/2009/01/30/top-10-sql-server-2008-features-for-the-database-administrator-dba.aspx
PLEASE NOTE: This tool leverages the SQL Managment Objects to build the list of available SQL Servers. If you have named instances, ensure that a SQL Server Browser service is running.
If you have the SQL Server Browser service running, or you are executing this tool on a default instance you should see the following Authentication request
Once you have provided authentication information you will be presented with the main screen where you should
When the processing is complete (and this could take awhile in a database with a large number of objects) you will be presented with the results
You then have two options for saving the results of the analysis
Well that's it for now...
Until next time this is
boB 'The Tool Man' Taylor
I am trying to download it from codeplex site but do not find the applications.
I couldn't find any downloads in CodePlex site you have specified
Can you please reupload it ? Thanks
I missed a checkbox on CodePlex which prevented the download from being visible. It is there now.
Thanks Bob, I am able to download now
Bob, This is great tool, I used it and it is extremely convenient.
Thanks a lot u save my lot of time