Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Querying

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-25
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Tackle the toughest set-based querying and query tuning problems'”guided by an author team with in-depth, inside knowledge of T-SQL. Deepen your understanding of architecture and internals'”and gain practical approaches and advanced techniques to optimize your code's performance. Discover how to: Move from procedural programming to the language of sets and logic Optimize query tuning with a top-down methodology Assess algorithmic complexity to predict performance Compare data-aggregation techniques, including new grouping sets Manage data modification'”insert, delete, update, merge'”for performance Write more efficient queries against partitioned tables Work with graphs, trees, hierarchies, and recursive queries Plus'”Use pure-logic puzzles to sharpen your problem-solving skills

Author Biography

Steve Kass, PhD, is an MVP for SQL Server and a professor of mathematics and computer science. He has written for SQL Server Magazine and spoken at SQL Server Magazine Connections events.

Table of Contents

Logical Query Processing
Set Theory and Predicate Logic
The Relational Model
Query Tuning
Algorithms and Complexity
Subqueries, Table Expressions, and Ranking Functions
Joins and Set Operations
Aggregating and Pivoting Data
Data Modification
Querying Partitioned Tables
Graphs, Trees, Hierarchies, and Recursive Queries
Logic Puzzles
About the Authors
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