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Analyze and optimize SQL query execution plans
Identify query performance issues and deadlocks
Understand query performance characteristics
Analyze query waits & review query execution plans
Customize graphical query execution plan view
See the actual relative cost of each plan operator
Analyze query live performance statistics
Compare estimated and actual query execution plans
Profile stored procedure performance
Generate lazy profiling reports

Features

Query execution plan

Create full execution plan diagrams that can be resized, rescaled and otherwise manipulated. Configure sub-elements like nodes and connectors

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Customized operation properties

Manage property details for each operation in an execution plan, which can be included/excluded via tooltips

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Customized data flow properties

Manage details for each data flow in an execution plan, and review them directly in the tooltip

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Missing index details

Determine missing indexes and create queries for (re)creating them from the tooltip in the execution plan section

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Live execution plan

Monitor the query execution in real-time and observe the data flow during execution

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Execution plan comparison

Compare execution plans before and after the query optimization

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Customization panel

Customize execution plan diagram layout by zooming, stretching, flattening, setting layout modes and link styles and rotating

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Wait times

Analyze waits for executed queries, with a collection of all wait statistics, with correct wait and signal time

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Query columns

Review all query parameters and their respective values

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Query parameters

Review all query parameters and their values

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Operations

Show simplified and expanded operations, that are used in the query

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XML view

Display execution plans in XML format

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Execution plan history comparison

Display the history of different versions of query executions for current application tab. Select records to choose which version of the actual or live execution plan needs to be compared, and include memos within a particular version of the query

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Query performance

Get the slowest queries recently executed, by defined criteria, including all key details

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Open Query Store

Get and review query execution data collected from the Query Store on SQL Server versions 2008 and higher. Learn more

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Query Store dashboard

Quickly review top queries based on average duration, execution count, executed rows etc. Easily drill down to review query details and export desired diagrams. Learn more

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Join graph

Graphically display relationships between database tables involved in the execution plan

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Deadlock analysis

Analyze deadlock diagrams to identify the cause

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Stored procedure analysis

Analyze stored procedure profiling information and review parameter summary, details and history

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Lazy profiling

Generate lazy profiling reports of selected stored procedures

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I/O reads

Review the number of logical reads including LOB, physical reads (including read-ahead and LOB), and how many times a database table was scanned

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SQL query performance tuning with I/O statistics and execution plans

This article explains how to do performance tuning with I/O statistics and execution plans using ApexSQL Plan a SQL Server execution plan viewer and query optimization tool

ApexSQL Microsoft® SentryOneTM
SQL Server editions
      Express
      Standard
      Enterprise
Integration
      SQL Server Management Studio
Graphical execution plans
      Data flow line thickness
      Layouts customization panel
      Live execution plan
      Manipulation with the execution plan graphical elements
      Query execution plan
      Visual interface themes
      Dashboard intervals selection
      Customized data flow properties
      Customized operation properties
      Operation cost highlight
Query execution plan analysis
      I/O reads
      Join graph
      Line level statements analysis
      Missing index details
      Operations
      Query performance profiling and playback
      Save and open XML plans
      Showplan node search
      Wait times
      XML View
      Execution plan comparison
      Execution plan status bar
      Results for actual execution plan
      Viewing execution plans in Query store and Query performance tabs
      Query columns
      Operations tree
      Query parameters
      Actual Plan Recosting
      Index analysis
      Statistics analysis with histogram
      Execution plan history comparison
Other
      Deadlock analysis
      Keyboard shortcuts
      Multiple query tabs
      Recently used file list
      Grid and execution plan nodes search option
      Highlighted warnings
      Query performance
      Query Store
      Query Store dashboard
      Query text errors tab
      Wait times descriptions
      Test Parameters
      Execution plan history
      Missing index creation
      Open Query Store
      Resource cost profile bars
      Stored procedure analysis
Price
Free Free Free

ApexSQL Plan 2018.02

Microsoft® SQL Server Management Studio 17.4

SentryOne® Plan Explorer 3.0


Comparison was conducted on March 08, 2018

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