Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server 2016 and higher environment. This book is revised to cover in-memory online transaction processing, temporal data storage, row-level security, durability enhancements, and other design-related features that are new or changed in SQL Server 2016. Designing an effective and scalable database using SQL Server is a task requiring skills that have been around for forty years coupled with technology that is constantly changing. Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand, all the way to the physical implementation of design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, Louis Davidson shows how to "get it right" in SQL Server database design and lay a solid groundwork for the future use of valuable business data. The pace of change in relational database management systems has been tremendous these past few years. Whereas in the past it was enough to think about optimizing data residing on spinning hard drives, today one also must consider solid-state storage as well as data that are constantly held in memory and never written to disk at all except as a backup. Furthermore, there is a trend toward hybrid cloud and on-premise database configurations as well a move toward preconfigured appliances. Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation guides in the understanding of these massive changes and in their application toward sound database design. Gives a solid foundation in best practices and relational theory Covers the latest implementation features in SQL Server 2016 Helps you master in-memory OLTP and use it effectively Takes you from conceptual design to an effective, physical implementation What You Will Learn Develop conceptual models of client data using interviews and client documentation Recognize and apply common database design patterns Normalize data models to enhance scalability and the long term use of valuable data Translate conceptual models into high–performing SQL Server databases Secure and protect data integrity as part of meeting regulatory requirements Create effective indexing to speed query performance Who This Book Is For Programmers and database administrators of all types who want to use SQL Server to store data. The book is especially useful to those wanting to learn the very latest design features in SQL Server 2016, features that include an improved approach to in-memory OLTP, durability enhancements, temporal data support, and more. Chapters on fundamental concepts, the language of database modeling, SQL implementation, and of course, the normalization process, lay a solid groundwork for readers who are just entering the field of database design. More advanced chapters serve the seasoned veteran by tackling the very latest in physical implementation features that SQL Server has to offer. The book has been carefully revised to cover all the design-related features that are new in SQL Server 2016.
Author: Robin Schumacher
Publisher: Rampant TechPress
Release Date: 2005-10-01
A guide to troubleshooting and correcting SQL Server performance problems, this book provides a methodology for use in analyzing any SQL Server database. The most recent advances in SQL Server8i and 9i are covered to make a SQL Server database run as fast as possible. Properly using ratio-based and bottleneck analysis, designing a fast-running database from the ground up, and establishing methods for making storage and reorganization problems a thing of the past are demonstrated. Also presented are new techniques for monitoring and optimizing memory usage and improved methods for uncovering session-related bottlenecks.
Expert SQL Server Practices 2012 Edition is an anthology of high-end wisdom from a group of accomplished database administrators who are quietly but relentlessly pushing the performance and feature envelope of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into release management, auditing, and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company’s investment in Microsoft’s flagship database system. Each chapter is a deep-dive into a specific problem, technology, or feature set. Each author has chosen their topic out of the strong belief that what they share can make a positive difference in your ability to be successful in your job and get home in time for dinner with your family. Don’t let your database manage you! Instead let the Expert SQL Server Practices author team show you how to take control, plan for and monitor performance, troubleshoot effectively when things go wrong, and be in control of your SQL Server environment. Goes beyond the manual to cover good techniques and best practices Delivers knowledge usually gained only by hard experience Focuses upon performance, scalability, reliability Helps achieve the predictability needed to be in control at all times What you’ll learn Migrate to the new Extended Events framework for troubleshooting performance problems Automate the tracking of key performance indicators such as available disk space, cpu utilization, index fragmentation, and more Design performance into your database and its applications from the very beginning Manage staged releases from development to test through to production Diagnose resource and performance problems via dynamic management views Analyze I/O patterns and plan reliably to obtain the performance you need Who this book is for Expert SQL Server Practices is aimed at SQL Server professionals who want to further their careers through expert-level practices in performance management, scalability, predictability, and security.
Author: Benjamin Nevarez
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Optimize Microsoft SQL Server 2014 queries and applications Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization is filled with ready-to-use techniques for creating high-performance queries and applications. The book describes the inner workings of the query processor so you can write better queries and provide the query processor with the quality information it needs to produce efficient execution plans. You’ll also get tips for troubleshooting underperforming queries. In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton), a key new feature of SQL Server 2014, is fully covered in this practical guide. Understand how the query optimizer works Troubleshoot queries using extended events, SQL trace, dynamic management views (DMVs), the data collector, and other tools Work with query operators for data access, joins, aggregations, parallelism, and updates Speed up queries and dramatically improve application performance by creating the right indexes Understand statistics and how to detect and fix cardinality estimation errors Maximize OLTP query performance using In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton) features, including memory-optimized tables and natively compiled stored procedures Monitor and promote plan caching and reuse to improve application performance Improve the performance of data warehouse queries using columnstore indexes Handle query processor limitations with hints and other methods
Queries not running fast enough? Wondering about the in-memory database features in 2014? Tired of phone calls from frustrated users? Grant Fritchey’s book SQL Server Query Performance Tuning is the answer to your SQL Server query performance problems. The book is revised to cover the very latest in performance optimization features and techniques, especially including the newly-added, in-memory database features formerly known under the code name Project Hekaton. This book provides the tools you need to approach your queries with performance in mind. SQL Server Query Performance Tuning leads you through understanding the causes of poor performance, how to identify them, and how to fix them. You’ll learn to be proactive in establishing performance baselines using tools like Performance Monitor and Extended Events. You’ll learn to recognize bottlenecks and defuse them before the phone rings. You’ll learn some quick solutions too, but emphasis is on designing for performance and getting it right, and upon heading off trouble before it occurs. Delight your users. Silence that ringing phone. Put the principles and lessons from SQL Server Query Performance Tuning into practice today. Covers the in-memory features from Project Hekaton Helps establish performance baselines and monitor against them Guides in troubleshooting and eliminating of bottlenecks that frustrate users
Pro SQL Server 2008 Administration is critical for database administrators seeking in-depth knowledge on administering SQL Server 2008. This book covers the impact of the new features available in SQL Server 2008 specifically targeted for database administrators, along with the tried-and-true advanced techniques required to support and maintain Microsoft SQL Server. Introduces new administration features of SQL Server 2008 Shows how to manage a SQL Server 2008 database at professional level Provides guidance on performance optimization What you’ll learn Take advantage of the new administrative features in SQL Server 2008 Make intelligent decisions when choosing an installation or upgrade path Define and implement database policies to create a consistent, predictable environment throughout the organization Automate repetitive Tasks for increased productivity Create baseline monitors using Performance Monitor, Profiler, and System Dynamic Management views Identify and resolve long-running, I/O, and CPU-intensive queries Who this book is for This book is for junior and seasoned database administrators who are looking to develop their knowledge and skill set in Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Table of Contents New Feature Overview Pre-Installation Considerations Choosing a High Availability Solution Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Post Installation Multi-Server Administration Managing Security within the Database Engine Administering Database Objects Indexing for Performance Managing Backups Restore and Recovery Strategies Automating Routine Maintenance Monitoring Your Server Auditing SQL Server Managing Query Performance Secrets to Excelling as a Professional DBA What's Next?
SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled presents a direct trouble–shooting methodology for identifying poorly-performing stored procedures and queries, isolating the causes of that poor performance, and fixing the underlying problems. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the top causes of poorly performing queries and shows methods for identifying and dealing with the problems in that chapter's domain. Emphasis is always put upon or placed upon practical methods that you can put to immediate use in your day–to–day work. SQL Server 2008 functionality, tips, and tricks are emphasized in each subject area. Emphasizes the practical. Does not bury readers in theory. Gives readers practical techniques to immediately apply in their daily work. Dedicates a chapter to each of the most common, performance–related problem areas.
Author: Adam Jorgensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.
Author: Dusan Petkovic
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Essential Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Skills Made Easy Get up and running on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in no time with help from this thoroughly revised, practical resource. Filled with real-world examples and hands-on exercises, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition starts by explaining fundamental relational database system concepts. Then, you'll learn how to write Transact-SQL statements, execute simple and complex database queries, handle system administration and security, and use the powerful analysis, business intelligence, and reporting tools. XML, spatial data, and full-text search are also covered in this step-by-step tutorial. Install, configure, and customize SQL Server 2012 Create and modify database objects with Transact SQL statements Write stored procedures and user-defined functions Handle backup and recovery Automate administrative tasks Tune your database system for optimal performance, availability, and reliability Implement security measures using authentication, encryption, and authorization Work with SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and other business intelligence tools Store, display, and query XML documents Manage spatial data Query documents using MS Full-Text Search (FTS)
Author: Michael Jacot
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Best Practices for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tuning and Optimization Achieve peak performance from your ERP platform while minimizing downtime and lowering TCO. Advanced Tuning for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Implementations shows how to plan and adopt a structured, top-to-bottom maintenance methodology. Uncover and eliminate bottlenecks, maximize efficiency at every component layer, troubleshoot databases and web servers, automate system testing, and handle mobile issues. This Oracle Press guide offers complete coverage of the latest cloud, clustering, load balancing, and virtualization solutions. Understand the components of a structured tuning plan Establish benchmarks and implement key industry practices Perform changes and accurately measure system-wide impact Diagnose and repair HTTP, web application, and Java issues Troubleshoot Oracle Database connections and transactions Streamline Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne kernel and JDENeT processes Configure, test, and manage virtual machines and servers Work with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Author: Paul Nielsen
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Release Date: 2009
This book presents the collective wisdom of more than 30 of today's leading SQL Server experts. This high-powered group is writing because of another passion it shares--all author royalties will be donated to help child victims of war, worldwide.
Need to brush up on specific SQL Server tasks, procedures, or Transact-SQL commands? Not finding what you need from SQL Server books online? Or perhaps you just want to familiarize yourself with the practical application of new T-SQL related features. SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is an ideal book, whatever your level as a database administrator or developer. This no-fluff desk reference offers direct access to the information you need to get the job done. It covers basic T-SQL data manipulation, the use of stored procedures, triggers and UDFs, and advanced T-SQL techniques for database security and maintenance. It also provides hundreds of practical recipes that describe the utilities of features and functions, with a minimim of background theory. Additionally, this book provides how-to answers to common SQL Server T-SQL questions, conceptual overviews, and highlights of new features introduced in SQL Server 2005. It also features concise T-SQL syntax examples, and you can use the book to prepare for a SQL Server-related job interview or certification test.
This test measures the ability to install, configure and administer SQL Server 2000. Candidates can sharpen their skills, save time and money and build their confidence for the real test with this book and CD-ROM.