Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-12-03
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
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With 30-40% new and updated coverage, this is the industry's most complete and useful guide to SQL Server 2012. You'll find everything here: start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server's core database server and management capabilities, plus complete introductions to integration, reporting, analysis, development, optimization, security, and much more. Four expert SQL Server administrators, developers, and consultants have packed this book with real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples drawn from their own extensive experience creating and managing complex database solutions with the latest versions of SQL Server. Writing for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, they focus on the product's most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. For example, you'll find 4 new chapters covering: SQL Server 2012's new Always-On feature SQL Azure cloud solutions Master Data Services (MDS) and Data Quality Services (DQS) The Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance SQL Server 2012 Unleashedcontains updated SQL code examples, sample databases, and application code to help you take full advantage of these and other new features and capabilities. This comprehensive guide has also been reorganized for easier access, with complete sections on both high availability and security. No other guide offers as much expert guidance on efficiently implementing administering, securing, optimizing, supporting, and troubleshooting SQL Server 2012, and making it work effectively for your organization.

Author Biography

Ray Rankins is owner and president of Gotham Consulting Services, Inc. (http://www.gothamconsulting.com), near Saratoga Springs, New York. Ray has been working with Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server for more than 24 years and has experience in database administration, database design, project management, application development, consulting, courseware development, and training. He has worked in a variety of industries, including financial, manufacturing, health care, retail, insurance, communications, public utilities, and state and federal government. His expertise is in database performance and tuning, query analysis, advanced SQL programming and stored procedure development, database design, data architecture, and database application design and development. Ray’s presentations on these topics at user group conferences have been very well received. Ray is coauthor of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed , Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed , Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Unleashed , Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed , and Sybase SQL Server 11 DBA Survival Guide, all published by Sams Publishing. As an instructor, Ray brings his real-world experience into the classroom, teaching courses on SQL, advanced SQL programming and optimization, database design, database administration, and database performance and tuning. Ray can be reached at rrankins@gothamconsulting.com.


Paul Bertucci is the founder of Data by Design, LLC (www.dataxdesign.com–formerly Database Architechs), a global database consulting firm with offices in the United States and Paris, France. He is also the Chief Architect and runs a global Shared Services team for Autodesk, Inc. (teams: BI/DW/ODS, Big Data, Identity Management, SOA, Integration (EAI & ETL), MDM, Collaboration/Social, SaaS application platforms, and Enterprise Architecture). He was also the former Chief Data Architect at Symantec for many years. Paul has more than 30 years of experience with database design, data architecture, big data, data replication, performance and tuning, master data management (MDM), data provenance/DataDNA, distributed data systems, data integration, high-availability, enterprise architect, identity management, SOA, SaaS, and systems integration for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, Coca-Cola, Apple, Toshiba, Lockheed, Wells Fargo, Safeway, Sony, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Sybase, Symantec, Veritas, and Honda, to name a few. He has authored numerous database articles, data standards, and high-profile database courses, such as Sybase’s “Performance and Tuning” and “Physical Database Design” courses. Other Sams Publishing books that he has authored include the highly popular Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed, ADO.NET in 24 Hours, Microsoft SQL Server High Availability, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed. Mr. Bertucci is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Informatica World, Oracle World, MDM Summits, and Microsoft-oriented conferences such as SQL Saturday’s, Silicon Valley Code-Camp, PASS conferences, Tech Ed’s, and SQL Server User Groups. He has deployed numerous systems with Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, Postgres, MySQL, NoSQL, Paraccel, Hadoop and Oracle database engines, and he has designed/architected several commercially available tools in the database, data modeling, performance and tuning, data integration, digital DNA, and multidimensional planning spaces. Paul received his formal education in computer science and electrical engineering from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). He lives in the great Pacific Northwest (Oregon) with his five children, Donny, Juliana, Nina, Marissa, and Paul Jr. Paul can be reached at pbertucci@dataxdesign.com or Bertucci@Alum.CalBerkeley.Org.


Chris Gallelli is the president of CGAL Consulting Services, Inc. His company focuses on consulting services in the areas of database administration, database tuning, advanced stored procedure development, Integration Services, Powershell development and database programming using Microsoft Visual Studio. He has provided SQL Server based solutions for a variety of customers including several Fortune 500 companies. Chris has more than 20 years of experience with SQL Server or Sybase and more than 25 years in the field of information technology. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Union College. Chris currently lives near Albany, New York, with his lovely wife, Laura, and two beautiful daughters, Rachael and Kayla. Other Sams Publishing books that he has coauthored include Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed. Chris can be reached at cgallelli@gmail.com.


Alex T. Silverstein is owner and chief information officer of Unified Digital Group, LLC (http://unifieddigital.com), a custom database administration and software development firm headquartered near Saratoga Springs, New York. He specializes in designing high availability software systems using the principles of agile development. Alex has more than 15 years of experience providing application development, database administration, and training services worldwide to a variety of industries. He was also a coauthor for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed and a contributing author for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed, all published by Sams Publishing. You can reach Alex anytime via email at alex@unifieddigital.com.


Hilary Cotter is a SQL Server MVP with more than 20 years of IT experience working for Fortune 500 clients. He is the author of a book on SQL Server Replication and coauthor of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration from Sams Publishing. Hilary has also written numerous white papers and articles on SQL Server and databases.


Table of Contents

Note: To be updated; reflects SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed.  The new edition's updates include four new chapters not reflected in the TOC below; these new chapters will cover Always-On; SQL Azure; Master Data Services/Data Quality Services, and the Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance.


Part I: Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server
1. SQL Server 2008 Overview
2. What's New in SQL Server 2008
3. Examples of SQL Server Implementations

Part II: SQL Server Tools and Utilities
4. SQL Server Management Studio
5. SQL Server Command-Line Utilities
6. SQL Server Profiler

Part III: SQL Server Administration
7. SQL Server System and Database Administration
8. Installing SQL Server 2008
9. Upgrading to SQL Server 2008
10. Client Installation and Configuration
11. Security and User Administration
12. Data Security
13. Security and Compliance
14. Database Backup and Restore
15. Database Mail
16. SQL Server Scheduling and Notification
17. Automating SQL Server Tasks using PowerShell
18. SQL Server High Availability
19. Replication
20. Database Mirroring
21. SQL Server Clustering

Part IV: Database Administration
22. Creating and Managing Databases
23. Creating and Managing Tables
24. Creating and Managing Indexes
25. Implementing Data Integrity
26. Creating and Managing Views in SQL Server
27. Creating and Managing Stored Procedures
28. Creating and Managing User-Defined Functions
29. Creating and Managing Triggers
30. Transaction Management and the Transaction Log
31. Database Snapshots
32. Database Maintenance

Part V: SQL Server Performance and Optimization
33. Data Structures,Indexes and Performance
34. Understanding Query Optimization
35. Query Analysis
36. Locking and Performance
37. Database Design and Performance
38. Monitoring SQL Server Performance
39. A Performance and Tuning Methodology
40. What's New for Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008
41. Creating .Net CLR Objects in SQL Server 2008
42. Using XML in SQL Server 2008

Part VII: SQL Server Business Intelligence Features
43. SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
44. SQL Server Integration Services
45. SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Part VIII: Bonus Chapters on the CD
46. Managing Linked and Remote Servers
47. Configuring, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Server Options
48. Administering Very Large SQL Server Databases
49. SQL Server Disaster Recovery Planning
50. Transact-SQL Programming Guidelines, Tips, and Tricks
51. SQL Server and the .NET Framework
52. SQL Server Web Services
53. SQL Server Service Broker
54. SQL Server Full-Text Search

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