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New Extended Events for Tracing in SQL Server 2014

This article contains a list of new Extended Events, the tracing framework in SQL Server in the new 2014 release.

Comparing Extended Events vs SQL Trace – or why SQL Trace & Profiler are just a thing of the past :-)

As a reminder: Extended Events have been integrated in SQL Server since SQL Server 2008. And since SQL Server 2012 SP1, all events existing in SQL Trace have been available. In addition, Extended Events have also been available for Analysis Services since SQL Server 2012 Tracing Analysis Services (SSAS) with Extended Events – Yes it […]

Performance overhead of tracing with Extended Event targets vs SQL Trace under CPU Load

Inspired by the Blog Post “Measuring Observer Overhead of SQL Trace vs. Extended Events” by Jonathan Kehayias, I was curious to do some more benchmarking. I have already presented the results in my SQL Server Master-Class workshops on XEvents as well as at the PreCon of the SQLSaturday #230. Now I am finally sharing them […]