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Since transaction performance is critical (for large companies), in terms of the average number of transactions per minute and the average & maximum transaction response time, how does MS SQL allow the DBA to address this and related issues when configuring the system.

Also, does MS SQL provide any assistance to ensure that a database is in any Normal form.  I'm aware that the system will not allow conflicting itegrity constraints but that in its self doesn't address Normal forms.
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SQL allows you to monitor a great deal of differnet statistics, using performance monitor. These include transaction levels, log space, maximum transactions and a host of other information. There are also DBCC commands that prodcue the same information, which could be used to create a customised monitoring tool.

Use of the monitoring tools ,and good use of indexes, and design will help to reduce the transaction levels. It also depends on what ype of system SQL Server is being used for.

There is nothing in SQL that helps enforce normal forms. Only a good database design can do that. I find that ERWin helps a great deal when designing databases. If SQL Server enforced normal forms, then you would not be able to de-normalize if required.


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Thanks, regarding normal forms, I should have known that!

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