Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration

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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration is essential for anyone wishing to learn about implementing and managing SQL Server 2008 database. From college students, to experienced database administrators from other platforms, to those already familiar with SQL Server and wanting to fill in some gaps of knowledge, this book will bring all readers up to speed on the enterprise platform Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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Overview

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration is essential for anyone wishing to learn about implementing and managing SQL Server 2008 database. From college students, to experienced database administrators from other platforms, to those already familiar with SQL Server and wanting to fill in some gaps of knowledge, this book will bring all readers up to speed on the enterprise platform Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

  • Clearly describes relational database concepts
  • Explains the SQL Server database engine and supporting tools
  • Shows various database maintenance scenarios


What you’ll learn

  • To understand core concepts of relational databases
  • How to install SQL Server in your environment
  • How to use the tools that come with SQL Server to perform daily administrative tasks
  • How to design and implement a database maintenance plan in SQL Server
  • Configuring database security and protect your sensitive data from intruders
  • How to meet regulatory and government compliance requirements like Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations


Who this book is for

This book is primarily for those who are aspiring to become SQL Server 2008 database administrators. Reading this book gives you a great foundation of knowledge upon which to build a future career in database administration. You might be new to SQL Server 2008, or you might have experience with competing products such as Oracle. Either way, this book gets you up to speed quickly in managing SQL Server 2008, helping you transfer your existing knowledge into the SQL Server 2008 environment.

Table of Contents

  1. The Database Administration Profession
  2. Planning and Installing SQL Server 2008
  3. What’s in the Toolbox?
  4. Creating Tables and Other Objects
  5. Transact-SQL
  6. SQL Server Internals
  7. Storage Management Strategies
  8. Database Backup Strategies
  9. Database Restore Strategies
  10. Common Database Maintenance Tasks
  11. Automation Through SQLCMD and PowerShell
  12. Database Maintenance Plans
  13. Performance Tuning and Optimization
  14. SQL Server Security
  15. Auditing, Encryption, and Compliance
  16. SQL Server in the Enterprise
  17. Where to Go Next?


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430224136
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/7/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,073,666
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Walters is a data platform technology specialist for Microsoft. His extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server began over 10 years ago when he worked as a consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services in Denver, Colorado. Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst, Walters returned to Microsoft s headquarters and worked as a program manager in the SQL Server product unit. There, he owned various features within SQL Server including SQL Server Agent, various management features, and the security for the database engine. Walters has co-authored three patents for technologies used within SQL Server.

Walters has also co-authored Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft Press, and Pro SQL Server 2005, Accelerated SQL Server 2008, and Beginning SQL Server 2008 Database Administration by Apress. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a master's degree in business administration from Seattle University. When not at work, he is very active in his community as an on-call firefighter.

pstrongGrant Fritchey/strong works as a development database administrator for FM Global, an industry-leading engineering and insurance company. In his previous time as a database administrator and developer, he has worked at three failed dot-coms, a major consulting company, and a global bank. He has developed large-scale applications in languages such as VB, C#, and Java and has lived with SQL Server from the hoary days of 6.0, right through to 2008. His nickname at work is "The Scary DBA." He even has an official name plate, and he displays it proudly. /p pGrant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS) and has written and published articles on various topics relating to SQL Server at Simple-Talk, SQL Server Central, SQL Server Performance, the PASS web site, SQL Standard, and the SQL Server Worldwide Users Group. He is the author of the book emDissecting SQL Server Execution Plans/em. He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG)./p pOutside work, Grant kayaks, learns and teaches self-defense, brews his own beer, chops wood to heat his house, raises his kids, and helps lead a pack of Cub Scouts./p

Carmen Taglienti is a SQL Server business intelligence architect for Microsoft in the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston. Prior to joining Microsoft, he managed a business intelligence project for a Microsoft partner in which he built large scale data warehouse and analytic solutions using SQL Server. His academic background is in systems engineering and computer science. Over the course of his career, he has managed his own consulting business and worked as a 3D graphics programmer for a government contractor.

Carmen spends a lot of time working with customers creating SQL Server platform solutions. He has published papers on data warehousing, frequently speaks at conferences and teaches internal Microsoft courses on business intelligence and SQL Server. Outside of work, Carmen is a triathlete and enjoys coaching his son in the sport. He also loves to spend time with his wife, daughter and two dogs.

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