Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals

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Dive deep inside the architecture of SQL Server 2012

Explore the core engine of Microsoft SQL Server 2012—and put that practical knowledge to work. Led by a team of SQL Server experts, you’ll learn the skills you need to exploit key architectural features. Go behind the scenes to understand internal operations for creating, expanding, shrinking, and moving databases—whether ...

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Overview

Dive deep inside the architecture of SQL Server 2012

Explore the core engine of Microsoft SQL Server 2012—and put that practical knowledge to work. Led by a team of SQL Server experts, you’ll learn the skills you need to exploit key architectural features. Go behind the scenes to understand internal operations for creating, expanding, shrinking, and moving databases—whether you’re a database developer, architect, or administrator.

Discover how to:

  • Dig into SQL Server 2012 architecture and configuration
  • Use the right recovery model and control transaction logging
  • Reduce query execution time through proper index design
  • Track events, from triggers to the Extended Event Engine
  • Examine internal structures with database console commands
  • Transcend row-size limitations with special storage capabilities
  • Choose the right transaction isolation level and concurrency model
  • Take control over query plan caching and reuse
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735658561
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Pages: 982
  • Sales rank: 263,430
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kalen Delaney, a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1993, provides advanced SQL Server training to clients worldwide. She is a contributing editor and columnist for SQL Server Magazine and the author of several highly regarded books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals.

Craig Freedman has nearly two decades of experience designing and implementing relational database servers, including 13 years as a Principal Software Design Engineer with the Microsoft SQL Server query processing and in-memory OLTP teams. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he researched parallel file systems and video on demand. Craig enjoys living and playing in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two children, and dog.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: SQL Server 2012 architecture and configuration
  • Chapter 2: The SQLOS
  • Chapter 3: Databases and database files
  • Chapter 4: Special databases
  • Chapter 5: Logging and recovery
  • Chapter 6: Table storage
  • Chapter 7: Indexes: internals and management
  • Chapter 8: Special storage
  • Chapter 9: Special indexes
  • Chapter 10: Query execution
  • Chapter 11: The Query Optimizer
  • Chapter 12: Plan caching and recompilation
  • Chapter 13: Transactions and concurrency
  • Chapter 14: DBCC internals
  • About the authors
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