Pro SQL Server Administration brings SQL Server administration into the modern era with strong coverage of hybrid cloud environments, In-Memory OLTP, and installation on Server Core. This comprehensive guide to SQL Server Administration for todays DBA helps you to administer the new and key areas of SQL Server, including Columnstore indexes and the In-Memory OLTP feature set introduced in 2014. You will also be guided through the administration of traditional areas of SQL Server, including how to secure your instance, monitor and maintain your instance, and to use features such as AlwaysOn to make your instance highly available. Also covered is the use of SQL Server features to scale out read-only workloads. Pro SQL Server Administration is an all-new book taking up-to-date and modern approach that youll want and need to further your career as a SQL Server database administrator. Extensive coverage of hybrid cloud environments involving Azure SQL Database Detailed discussions on all new, key features, including AlwaysOn and in-memory support Comprehensive coverage of key skills, such as monitoring, maintenance and indexing Peter Carter is a SQL Server expert with over a decade of experience in developing, administering, and architecting SQL Server platforms and data-tier applications. Peter was awarded an MCC by Microsoft in 2011, to sit alongside his array of MCTS, MCITP, MCSA and MCSE certifications in SQL Server from version 2005, onward. His passion for SQL Server shows through in everything he does, and his goal is that his passion for the technology will inspire others.
Improve your ability to develop, manage, and troubleshoot SQL Server solutions by learning how different components work under the hood, and how they communicate with each other. The detailed knowledge helps in implementing and maintaining high-throughput databases critical to your business and its customers. Youll learn how to identify the root cause of each problem and understand how different design and implementation decisions affect performance of your systems. New in this second edition is coverage of SQL Server 2016 Internals, including In-Memory OLTP, columnstore enhancements, Operational Analytics support, Query Store, JSON, temporal tables, stretch databases, security features, and other improvements in the new SQL Server version. The knowledge also can be applied to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases that share the same code with SQL Server 2016. Pro SQL Server Internals is a book for developers and database administrators, and it covers multiple SQL Server versions starting with SQL Server 2005 and going all the way up to the recently released SQL Server 2016. The book provides a solid road map for understanding the depth and power of the SQL Server database server and teaches how to get the most from the platform and keep your databases running at the level needed to support your business. The book: • Provides detailed knowledge of new SQL Server 2016 features and enhancements • Includes revamped coverage of columnstore indexes and In-Memory OLTP • Covers indexing and transaction strategies • Shows how various database objects and technologies are implemented internally, and when they should or should not be used • Demonstrates how SQL Server executes queries and works with data and transaction log What You Will Learn Design and develop database solutions with SQL Server. Troubleshoot design, concurrency, and performance issues. Choose the right database objects and technologies for the job. Reduce costs and improve availability and manageability. Design disaster recovery and high-availability strategies. Improve performance of OLTP and data warehouse systems through in-memory OLTP and Columnstore indexes. Who This Book Is For Developers and database administrators who want to design, develop, and maintain systems in a way that gets the most from SQL Server. This book is an excellent choice for people who prefer to understand and fix the root cause of a problem rather than applying a band aid to it. Dmitri Korotkevitch is Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master. He brings years of experience working with SQL Server as an Application and Database Developer, Database Administrator, and Database Architect. He specializes in design, development, and performance tuning of OLTP Systems working under heavy load. Dmitri regularly speaks at various Microsoft and SQL PASS events, and he provides SQL Server training to clients around the world.
This new edition is a hands-on guide for developers and administrators who want to use the power and flexibility of Couchbase Server 4.0 in their applications. The second edition extends coverage of N1QL, the SQL-like query language for Couchbase. It also brings coverage of multiple new features, including the new generation of client SDKs, security and LDAP integration, secondary indexes, and multi-dimensional scaling. Pro Couchbase Server covers everything you need to develop Couchbase solutions and deploy them in production. The NoSQL movement has fundamentally changed the database world in recent years. Influenced by the growing needs of web-scale applications, NoSQL databases such as Couchbase Server provide new approaches to scalability, reliability, and performance. Never have document databases been so powerful and performant. With the power and flexibility of Couchbase Server, you can model your data however you want, and easily change the data model any time you want. Pro Couchbase Server shows what is possible and helps you take full advantage of Couchbase Server and all the performance and scalability that it offers. Helps you design and develop a document database using Couchbase Server. Covers the latest features such as the N1QL query language. Gives you the tools to scale out your application as needed. David Ostrovsky is a Senior Consultant at Sela Group and a software development trainer. He is co-author of two Microsoft official courses: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C# (course #20484), and of Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# (course #20485). David has been a computer geek since the age of 12, and a professional software developer since 1999. He specializes in application performance tuning, and in data analysis.
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 Sajal Dam holds a masters of technology degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 12 years. He has developed an extensive background in designing database applications and managing software development. Sajal also possesses significant experience in troubleshooting and optimizing the performance of Microsoft-based applications, from front-end web pages to back-end databases. While working at Microsoft, Sajal helped many Fortune 500 companies design scalable database solutions and maximize the performance of their database environments. As an IT strategist at Dell, Sajal manages Dells vast database infrastructure by optimizing not only the databases, but also the database management processes, tools, and use of best practices. He also works closely with the application development teams and vendors, including Microsoft, in analyzing and resolving performance bottlenecks.
Learn SQL Server Reporting Services and become current with the 2016 edition. Develop interactive, dynamic reports that combine graphs, charts, and tabular data into attractive dashboards and reports to delight business analysts and other users of corporate data. Deliver mobile reports to anywhere and any device. Build vital knowledge of Reporting Services at a time when Microsofts dominance in business intelligence is on the rise. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services turns novices into skilled report developers. The book begins by explaining how to set up the development environment. It then walks you through creating your first reports using the built-in wizard. After showing what is possible, the book breaks down and explains the skills needed to create reports from scratch. And not just reports! But also dashboards with charts, graphs, and maps. Each chapter builds on knowledge gained in the previous chapters with step-by-step tutorials. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services boosts your skills and provides you additional career options. Dont be without those options. Grab and read this book today. Build reports with and without the built-in wizard. Build interactive features such as drill-through reports. Build dashboards full of charts, graphs, and maps. Build mobile reports. What You Will Learn Set up your development environment. Organized projects and share components among reports. Create report using a wizard. Create reports from scratch, including grouping levels, parameters, and drill through features. Build interactive dashboard with graphs, charts, and maps. Deploy and manage reports for use by others in the business. Who This Book Is For Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services is for database professionals of all experience levels who have some experience in databases and want to make the leap into business intelligence reporting. The book is an excellent choice for those needing to add Reporting Services to their current list of skills, or who are looking for a skill set that is in demand for in order to break into IT. Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant, trainer, author, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Kathi has contributed to over twelve SQL Server books as either an author, co-author, or technical editor. She also enjoys speaking and has presented at numerous SQL Server and .NET events and user group meetings around the US. When Kathi is not busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cycling, and singing.
SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server. This edition has been lightly updated for SQL Server 2014 and provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, create in-memory tables and stored procedures, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on. Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, managing indexes, error handling, and query performance. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed. Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it. Current: Lightly updated for SQL Server 2014 Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains David Dye is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, instructor, and author specializing in relational database management systems, business intelligence systems, reporting solutions, and Microsoft SharePoint. For the past 9 years Davids expertise has been focused on Microsoft SQL Server development and administration. His work has earned him recognition as: a Microsoft MVP in 2009 and 2010, a moderator for the Microsoft Developer Network for SQL Server forums, Innovator of the Year runner-up in 2009 by SQL Server Magazine, and in the Training Associates Technical Trainer Spotlight in April 2011. David currently serves as a technical reviewer and co-author with APress Publishing in the SQL Server 2012 series, and as an author with Packt Publishing.
Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsofts 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 updates 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.
Protect your data from attack by using SQL Server technologies to implement a defense-in-depth strategy, performing threat analysis, and encrypting sensitive data as a last line of defense against compromise. The multi-layered approach in this book helps ensure that a single breach doesnt lead to loss or compromise of your data that is confidential and important to the business. Database professionals in todays world deal increasingly often with repeated data attacks against high-profile organizations and sensitive data. It is more important than ever to keep your companys data secure. Securing SQL Server demonstrates how administrators and developers can both play their part in the protection of a SQL Server environment. This book provides a comprehensive technical guide to the security model, and to encryption within SQL Server, including coverage of the latest security technologies such as Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, and Row Level Security. Most importantly, the book gives practical advice and engaging examples on how to defend your data -- and ultimately your job! -- against attack and compromise. Covers the latest security technologies, including Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, and Row Level Security Promotes security best-practice and strategies for defense-in-depth of business-critical database assets Gives advice on performing threat analysis and reducing the attack surface that your database presents to the outside world What You Will Learn Perform threat analysis Implement access level control and data encryption Avoid non-reputability by implementing comprehensive auditing Use security metadata to ensure your security policies are enforced Apply the latest SQL Server technologies to increase data security Mitigate the risk of credentials being stolen Who This Book Is For Securing SQL Server is a book for SQL Server database administrators who need to understand and counteract the threat of attacks against their companys data. The book is also of interest to database administrators of other platforms, as several of the attack techniques are easily generalized beyond SQL Server and to other database brands. Peter A Carter is a SQL Server expert, with over a decade of experience in developing, administering, and architecting SQL Server platforms and data-tier applications. Peter was awarded an MCC by Microsoft in 2011 to sit alongside his array of MCTS, MCITP, MCSA and MCSE certifications in SQL Server from version 2005 onwards. His passion for SQL Server shows through in everything he does, and his goal is that his passion for the technology will inspire others.
This book is a deep dive into perhaps the single-most important facet of good performance: indexes, and how to best use them. The book begins in the shallow waters with explanations of the types of indexes and how they are stored in databases. Moving deeper into the topic, and further into the book, you will look at the statistics that are accumulated both by indexes and on indexes. Youll better understand what indexes are doing in the database and what can be done to mitigate and improve their effect on performance. The final destination is a guided tour through a number of real life scenarios showing approaches you can take to investigate, mitigate, and improve the performance of your database. Defines the types of indexes and their implementation options Provides use cases and common patterns in applying indexing Describes and explain the index metadata and statistics Provides a framework of strategies and approaches for indexing databases Jason Strate is a database architect and administrator with more than 15 years of experience. He has been a recipient of Microsofts Most Valuable Professional designation for SQL Server since July 2009. His experience includes design and implementation of both OLTP and OLAP solutions, as well as assessment and implementation of SQL Server environments for best practices, performance, and high availability solutions. Jason is a SQL Server MCITP and participated in the development of Microsoft Certification exams for SQL Server 2008.Jason is actively involved with his local PASS chapter (SQL Server User Group) and serves as its director of program development. Jason worked with the board to organize the PASSMN SQL Summit 2009 for the local community. Jason enjoys helping others in the SQL Server community and does this by presenting at technical conferences and user group meetings. Most recently, Jason has presented at the SSWUG Virtual Conferences, TechFuse, numerous SQL Saturdays, and at PASSMN user group meetings.Jason is a contributing author for the Microsoft whitepaper Empowering Enterprise Solutions with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. Jason is an active blogger with a focus on SQL Server and related technologies.
Dieser shortcut behandelt die verschiedenen mit SQL Server verfügbaren Indexformen. Nach der Erklärung der einzelnen Indexvarianten werden die Wartung der Indizes und weitere Optionen, wie beispielsweise die Komprimierung, betrachtet. Außerdem erklärt der Autor Indexformen für spezielle Verwendungszwecke wie Volltextindizes, XML-Indizes und räumliche Indizes. Auch die relativ neuen spaltenbasierten Indizes, die durch ihre effektive Datenkompression zu einem erheblichen Performancegewinn beitragen, werden betrachtet. Ein abschließender Vergleich zum Einsatz der verschiedenen Indexvarianten rundet den shortcut ab. Robert Panther beschäftigt sich seit zwanzig Jahren mit dem Microsoft SQL Server. Neben seinen Kundenprojekten als Executive Consultant für CGI Deutschland ist er regelmäßig als Speaker auf Konferenzen aktiv und hat bereits mehrere Fachbücher und Artikel im SQL-Server-Umfeld verfasst.