Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation

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Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server environment. Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand, all the way to the physical implementation of the design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, authors Louis Davidson, Kevin Kline, Scott Klein, and Kurt Windisch show how to 'get it right' in SQL Server database design and lay...

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Overview

Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server environment. Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand, all the way to the physical implementation of the design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, authors Louis Davidson, Kevin Kline, Scott Klein, and Kurt Windisch show how to 'get it right' in SQL Server database design and lay a solid groundwork for the future use of valuable business data.

  • Solid foundation in best practices and relational theory
  • Maximize SQL Server features to enhance security, performance, scalability
  • Thorough treatment from conceptual design to an effective, physical implementation

What you’ll learn

  • Develop conceptual models of client data using interviews and client documentation
  • Normalize data models to enhance scalability and the long term use of valuable data
  • Translate conceptual models into high-performing SQL Server databases
  • Secure and protect the integrity of data as part of meeting regulatory requirements
  • Take full advantage of new SQL Server features such as the spatial datatype, XML support, transparent data encryption, and more
  • Create effective indexing to speed query performance


Who this book is for

Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation is designed for programmers of all types who want to use SQL Server 2008 to store data. Rookie database programmers will find a complete course on the fundamentals of database design that includes conceptual designs and physical implementation. Seasoned veterans will find many tips and tricks for implementing database systems that will be well worth the time invested in reading this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430208662
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 8/21/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Davidson has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has spent the majority of his career working with Microsoft SQL Server, beginning from the early days of version 1.0. He has a bachelor s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in computer science, with a minor in mathematics. Louis is the data architect for Compass Technology (Compass.net) in Chesapeake, Virginia, leading database development on their suite of nonprofit oriented CRM products, built on the Microsoft CRM platform and SQL Server technologies.

Kevin Kline is the technical strategy manager for SQL Server solutions at Quest Software, a leading provider of award-winning tools for database management and application monitoring on the SQL Server platform. Kevin is the president of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). He has been a Microsoft SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" since 2004. Kevin is the lead author of SQL in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (O'Reilly, 2004) and Transact-SQL Programming (O'Reilly, 1999). Kevin writes the monthly SQL Server Drilldown column for Database Trends & Applications, blogs at SQLMag.com, and is a resident expert at SearchSQLServer.com. Kevin is a top-rated speaker, appearing at international conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, DevTeach, PASS, Microsoft IT Forum, and SQL Connections. When he's not pulling his hair out over work, he loves to spend time with his four kids and in his flower and vegetable gardens.

Scott Klein is a Microsoft SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" and independent consultant specializing in SQL Server performance and business intelligence. Scott is the author of several books, including Professional SQL Server 2005 XML, Professional LINQ, and Pro ADO.NET 4.0 Entity Framework. He was a contributing author to Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation, as well as to the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible. Scott has written many articles for the SQL Server Standard magazine. He holds the MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications. He is heavily involved in the south Florida community, running two SQL Server user groups and the South Florida SQL Saturday events. Scott also speaks frequently at user groups across south Florida. Scott has nearly 20 years working with SQL Server and consulting in small to enterprise-size environments.

Kurt Windisch is a senior technical specialist with Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., a global provider of technology solutions with headquarters in Springfield, Illinois. He has more than 15 years of experience in IT, and is a database administrator and technical architect for the internal IT department at LRS. He spent five years serving on the board of directors for PASS, has written for several SQL Server magazines, and has presented at conferences internationally on the topic of database programming with SQL Server.

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