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Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices

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Pro SQL Server 2012 Practicesis 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 intorelease management,auditing,and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your ...

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Overview

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practicesis 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 intorelease management,auditing,and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company's investment in Microsoft's flagship database system


• 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


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430247708
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Shaw started his database career in 1993. He began by working with Lotus during his time in the Marine Corps. Following his time with the Marines, Chris continued working with databases for companies such as Wells Fargo, Pulte Mortgage, and Yellow Pages Inc. He later consulted with insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Shield and Admini Quest. Chris has been writing and speaking about SQL Server for over 15 years at events such as SQL Connections, PASS, and SSWUG Ultimate conferences. Chris was the Conference Director for SSWUG in 2008. Chris received the Microsoft MVP award in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and he just received his fourth MVP award in April 2012. He is the founding member of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group and presently is the Co-President. Chris has many featured articles on the SSWUG website, and he was a contributing author for SQL Server 2005 Bible (Wiley, 2006) and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 (Manning Publications, 2011). Blogs, information, questions, quizzes, and interviews can be found at Chris blog site at http://chrisshaw.wordpress.com. He can also be reached on twitter at @SQLShaw or by email at Chris@sqlshaw.com.

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Table of Contents

• Jesper Johansen. Be Your Developer's Best Friend
• Louis Davidson. Getting It Right: Designing for Database Performance
• Gail Shaw. Hidden Performance Gotchas
• Kellyn Pot'vin. Dynamic Management Views
• Mladen Prajdic. From SQL Trace to Extended Events
• Chris Shaw. The Utility Database
• Jason Strate. Indexing Outside the Bubble
• TJay Belt. Release Management
• Jonathan Gardner. Compliance and Auditing
• Jes Borland. Automating Administration
• Wendy Pastrick. The Fluid Dynamics of SQL Server Data Movement
• Herve Roggero. Windows Azure Features for DBAs
• Jeremy Lowell. I/O: The Untold Story
• Bradley Ball. Page and Row Compression
• Glenn Berry. Selecting and Sizing the Server
• Grant Fritchey. Backups and Restores Using Availability Groups
• Carlos Bossy. Big Data for the SQL Server DBA
• Ben DeBow. Tuning for Peak Load


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