T-SQL Window Functions: For data analysis and beyond

T-SQL Window Functions: For data analysis and beyond

by Itzik Ben-Gan

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Overview

Use window functions to write simpler, better, more efficient T-SQL queries

 Most T-SQL developers recognize the value of window functions for data analysis calculations. But they can do far more, and recent optimizations make them even more powerful. In T-SQL Window Functions, renowned T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan introduces breakthrough techniques for using them to handle many common T-SQL querying tasks with unprecedented elegance and power. Using extensive code examples, he guides you through window aggregate, ranking, distribution, offset, and ordered set functions. You’ll find a detailed section on optimization, plus an extensive collection of business solutions — including novel techniques available in no other book.

 

Microsoft MVP Itzik Ben-Gan shows how to:

• Use window functions to improve queries you previously built with predicates

• Master essential SQL windowing concepts, and efficiently design window functions

• Effectively utilize partitioning, ordering, and framing

• Gain practical in-depth insight into window aggregate, ranking, offset, and statistical functions

• Understand how the SQL standard supports ordered set functions, and find working solutions for functions not yet available in the language

• Preview advanced Row Pattern Recognition (RPR) data analysis techniques

• Optimize window functions in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, making the most of indexing, parallelism, and more

• Discover a full library of window function solutions for common business problems

 

About This Book

• For developers, DBAs, data analysts, data scientists, BI professionals, and power users familiar with T-SQL queries

• Addresses any edition of the SQL Server 2019 database engine or later, as well as Azure SQL Database

 

Get all code samples at:

MicrosoftPressStore.com/TSQLWindowFunctions/downloads 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135861622
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/18/2019
Series: Developer Reference
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 39 MB
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About the Author

Itzik Ben-Gan is a mentor and co-founder of SolidQ and has been a data platform Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 1999. Itzik has delivered numerous training events around the world focused on T-SQL Querying, Query Tuning, and Programming. Itzik is the author of several books including T-SQL Fundamentals and T-SQL Querying. He has written articles for SentryOne’s sqlperformance.com, ITProToday, and SolidQ. Itzik’s speaking activities include PASS Summit, SQLBits, and various events and user groups around the world. Itzik is the author of SolidQ’s Advanced T-SQL Querying, Programming, and Tuning and T-SQL Fundamentals courses, and he is a primary resource within the company for their T-SQL–related activities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: SQL Windowing

Chapter 02: A Detailed Look at Window Functions

Chapter 03: Ordered Set Functions

Chapter 04: Row Pattern Recognition in SQL

Chapter 05: Optimization of Window Functions

Chapter 06: T-SQL Solutions using Window Functions

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