Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to thisproduct since 2005, and it may change how database administratorsand developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're adatabase administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage ofthis major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the newfeatures of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how todevelop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections andkeep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and ahost of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition,downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site,which you can use to jumpstart your own projects. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities,including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to clientconnectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availabilityof mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server BusinessIntelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and AnalysisServices Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhanceyour learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you canuse as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to helpyou on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with MicrosoftSQL Server 2012 Bible.
Enjoy reading interviews with more than two dozen data professionals to see a picture of what it’s like to work in the industry managing and analyzing data, helping you to know what it takes to move from your current expertise into one of the fastest growing areas of technology today. Data is the hottest word of the century, and data professionals are in high demand. You may already be a data professional such as a database administrator or business intelligence analyst. Or you may be one of the many people who want to work as a data professional, and are curious how to get there. Either way, this collection helps you understand how data professionals work, what makes them successful, and what they do to keep up. You’ll find interviews in this book with database administrators, database programmers, data architects, business intelligence professionals, and analytics professionals. Interviewees work across industry sectors ranging from healthcare and banking to finance and transportation and beyond. Each chapter illuminates a successful professional at the top of their game, who shares what helped them get to the top, and what skills and attitudes combine to make them successful in their respective fields. Interviewees in the book include: Mindy Curnutt, Julie Smith, Kenneth Fisher, Andy Leonard, Jes Borland, Kevin Feasel, Ginger Grant, Vicky Harp, Kendra Little, Jason Brimhall, Tim Costello, Andy Mallon, Steph Locke, Jonathan Stewart, Joseph Sack, John Q. Martin, John Morehouse, Kathi Kellenberger, Argenis Fernandez, Kirsten Benzel, Tracy Boggiano, Dave Walden, Matt Gordon, Jimmy May, Drew Furgiuele, Marlon Ribunal, and Joseph Fleming. All of them have been successful in their careers, and share their perspectives on working and succeeding in the field as data and database professionals. What You'll Learn Stand out as an outstanding professional in your area of data work by developing the right set of skills and attitudes that lead to success Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, and recover from operational failures and bad technology decisions Understand current trends and best practices, and stay out in front as the field evolves Break into working with data through database administration, business intelligence, or any of the other career paths represented in this book Manage stress and develop a healthy work-life balance no matter which career path you decide upon Choose a suitable path for yourself from among the different career paths in working with data Who This Book Is For Database administrators and developers, database and business intelligence architects, consultants, and analytic professionals, as well as those intent on moving into one of those career paths. Aspiring data professionals and those in related technical fields who want to make a move toward managing or analyzing data on a full-time basis will find the book useful. Existing data professionals who want to be outstanding and successful at what they do will also appreciate the book's advice and guidance.
The latest version of this perennial favorite, in-depth, reference-tutorial This top-selling book has been updated by AutoCAD guru and author Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the very latest coverage of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012. It begins with a Quick Start tutorial, so you start creating right away. From there, the book covers so much in-depth material on AutoCAD that it is said that even Autodesk employees keep this comprehensive book at their desks. A DVD is included that features before-and-after drawings of all the tutorials and plenty of great examples from AutoCAD professionals. Explains in depth both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Written by Ellen Finkelstein, a long-time AutoCAD instructor and very popular author of many editions of the AutoCAD Bible Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD 2012 that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques Discusses advanced topics such as customization and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA Features a DVD with before-and-after drawings for each tutorial, and more If you're eager to create 2D and 3D technical drawings with AutoCAD 2012, the AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT2012 Bible is what you need!
Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 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. All of this will help you progress towards properly achieving your database performance goals. What you'll learn from Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 will help you understand what indexes are doing in the database and what can be done to mitigate and improve their effects on performance. The final destination is a guided tour through a number of real-world scenarios and approaches that can be taken to investigate, mitigate, and improve the performance of your database. Defines indexes and provides an understanding of their role Uncovers and explains the statistics that are kept in indexes Teaches strategies and approaches for indexing databases
Troubleshoot query performance issues, identify anti-patterns in code, and write efficient T-SQL queries Key Features Discover T-SQL functionalities and services that help you interact with relational databases Understand the roles, tasks and responsibilities of a T-SQL developer Explore solutions for carrying out database querying tasks, database administration, and troubleshooting Book Description Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is Microsoft's proprietary extension to the SQL language that is used with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. This book will be a useful guide to learning the art of writing efficient T-SQL code in modern SQL Server versions, as well as the Azure SQL Database. The book will get you started with query processing fundamentals to help you write powerful, performant T-SQL queries. You will then focus on query execution plans and learn how to leverage them for troubleshooting. In the later chapters, you will learn how to identify various T-SQL patterns and anti-patterns. This will help you analyze execution plans to gain insights into current performance, and determine whether or not a query is scalable. You will also learn to build diagnostic queries using dynamic management views (DMVs) and dynamic management functions (DMFs) to address various challenges in T-SQL execution. Next, you will study how to leverage the built-in tools of SQL Server to shorten the time taken to address query performance and scalability issues. In the concluding chapters, the book will guide you through implementing various features, such as Extended Events, Query Store, and Query Tuning Assistant using hands-on examples. By the end of this book, you will have the skills to determine query performance bottlenecks, avoid pitfalls, and discover the anti-patterns in use. What you will learn Use Query Store to understand and easily change query performance Recognize and eliminate bottlenecks that lead to slow performance Deploy quick fixes and long-term solutions to improve query performance Implement best practices to minimize performance risk using T-SQL Achieve optimal performance by ensuring careful query and index design Use the latest performance optimization features in SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019 Protect query performance during upgrades to newer versions of SQL Server Who this book is for This book is for database administrators, database developers, data analysts, data scientists, and T-SQL practitioners who want to get started with writing T-SQL code and troubleshooting query performance issues, through the help of practical examples. Previous knowledge of T-SQL querying is not required to get started on this book.
A comprehensive reference to the updated and new features ofAccess 2013 As the world's most popular database management tool, Accessenables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data as wellas build powerful database solutions. However, databases can becomplex. That's why you need the expert guidance in thiscomprehensive reference. Access 2013 Bible helps you gain asolid understanding of database purpose, construction, andapplication so that whether you're new to Access or looking toupgrade to the 2013 version, this well-rounded resource providesyou with a thorough look at everything Access can do. Explains how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and workwith multiple tables Teaches you how to apply the seven-step design method to builddatabases that are tailored to your needs Covers building forms with wizards, creating bound and unboundforms, and adding data validation Shows you ways to automate query parameters, create functionsand subroutines, and add programmed error routines Features a bonus website with content that contains all sourcecode from the book as well as bonus shareware, freeware, trial,demo, and evaluation programs If you are looking for a comprehensive book on all thingsAccess, look no further than Access 2013 Bible.
Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure
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.