Chapter 14 Introduction
How many times do you have to stand in line on a given day? And how patient are you in that line? I would go as far as paying someone else to stand in a long line for me so that I can do something more productive (such as reprogramming my Gameboy to do my taxes) until it's my turn. This same logic applies to waiting for information in a report. This highlights the importance of optimizing your reporting system's performance. This chapter is about the performance considerations for your reporting environment.
The following collection of tips are excerpted from Chapter 14, 'Optimizing Report Performance,' of the book Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services for Dummies by Mark Robinson, courtesy of Wiley Publishing.
The following table of contents will help you navigate this chapter:
- Monitoring report server performance
- Using Performance console
- Creating a performance log
- Strategy for performance tuning
- Understanding database requirements for report server
- Configuring Reporting Services components
- Reporting Services: Options and components to consider
This was first published in July 2006