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Win a Collection of SQL and .NET Books. And a Bookshelf

After winning a number of awards for our software, Red Gate is giving away books to 300 people as a celebration.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/12/18 (first published: 2012/12/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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Win a Collection of SQL and .NET Books. And a Bookshelf

After winning a number of awards for our software, Red Gate is giving away books to 300 people as a celebration.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/12/18 (first published: 2012/12/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 7,111 reads

Free eBook: Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

This free eBook from Redgate Software will take you from the fundamentals of Statistics, Cost Estimation, Index Selection, and the Execution Engine, and guide you through the inner workings of the Query Optimization process, and throws in a pragmatic look at Parameterization and Hints along the way.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/09/06 (first published: 2012/12/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Get a free ebook from Red Gate Software and SQLServerCentral from MVP Grant Fritchey. Learn how to read and interpret execution plans.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/12/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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Free eBook: The Red Gate Guide to SQL Server Team-based Development

Get a free ebook that discusses how you can better manage your team development.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: (not yet rated)  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,251 reads

Free ebook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Merry Christmas from SQLServerCentral. We spend much of our working life helping solve SQL Server-related performance problems, hands-on, during consulting, or on online forums. We've seen a few weird-and-wonderful issues but, mainly, it’s the same problems and misconceptions time-and-again. This is our attempt to describe, diagnose, and solve the most common problems with SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. And it's free.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/12/25 (first published: 2012/10/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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SQL Server Transaction Log Management by Tony Davis and Gail Shaw

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works. An effective response to a crisis requires rapid decisions based on understanding its role in ensuring data integrity.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw, Tony Davis 2012/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition by Grant Fritchey

Every Database Administrator, developer, report writer, and anyone else who writes T-SQL to access SQL Server data, must understand how to read and interpret execution plans. This book leads you right from the basics of capturing plans, through how to interrupt them in their various forms, graphical or XML, and then how to use the information you find there to diagnose the most common causes of poor query performance, and so optimize your SQL queries, and improve your indexing strategy.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2012/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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The Art of SQL Server FILESTREAM by Jacob Sebastian and Sven Aelterman

FILESTREAM is implemented as an extension to the VARBINARY(MAX) data type and allows large object data to be stored in a special folder on the NTFS file system, while bringing that data under the transactional control of SQL Server. This book describes both the way it works and the implementation, administration and troubleshooting of it.  Read more...
By Jacob Sebastian, Sven Aelterman 2012/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 405 reads

Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

A free eBook from SQLServerCentral and Red Gate software can help you learn about the best hardware for your SQL Server instances.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 5,657 reads

Free ebook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Merry Christmas from SQLServerCentral. We spend much of our working life helping solve SQL Server-related performance problems, hands-on, during consulting, or on online forums. We've seen a few weird-and-wonderful issues but, mainly, it’s the same problems and misconceptions time-and-again. This is our attempt to describe, diagnose, and solve the most common problems with SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. And it's free.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/12/25 (first published: 2012/10/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 17,996 reads

Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

You can download a free eBook from SQLServerCentral and Red Gate software on the most important task a SQL Server DBA or developer needs to understand.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/01/25 (first published: 2012/10/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup and restore
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SQL Server Concurrency: Locking, Blocking and Row Versioning

Your application can have impeachable indexes and queries, but they won't help you if you can't get to your data because another application has it locked. That's why every DBA and developer must understand SQL Server concurrency and how to troubleshoot excessive blocking or deadlocking. Kalen Delaney's book is your guide.  Read more...
By Kalen Delaney 2012/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 3,053 reads

SQL Server Backup and Restore

A DBA's tasks, from day-to-day, are rarely constant; with one exception: the need to ensure each and every day that any database in their charge can be restored and recovered, in the event of error of disaster. In this book, you'll discover how to perform each of these backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Shawn McGehee 2012/03/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 11,939 reads

Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs, and stalwarts of the SQLServerCentral and MSDN community forums, provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Jonathan Kehayias 2011/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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What SQL Server Books Do You Recommend

Brad's noticed that there are fewer good books about SQL Server on the shelves, and asks which books you'd recommend to people who are new to SQL Server  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2011/08/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free ebook: SQL Server Execution Plans

This free book is brought to you by Red Gate Software and Simple Talk Publishing. Why my query is running slow? Why isn't my index getting used? In order to answer these questions, you have to ask the same return question in each case: have you looked at the execution plan? Grant Fritchey provides the only dedicated and detailed guide to this essential topic.  Read more...
By Press Release 2011/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execution plans
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SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Glenn Berry 2010/12/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 10,614 reads

Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

This book will take you from the fundamentals of Statistics, Cost Estimation, Index Selection, and the Execution Engine, and guide you through the inner workings of the Query Optimization process, and throws in a pragmatic look at Parameterization and Hints along the way.  Read more...
By Benjamin Nevarez 2010/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 16,583 reads

The Red Gate Guide to SQL Server Team-based Development

This book shows how to use of mixture of home-grown scripts, native SQL Server tools, and tools from the Red Gate SQL Toolbelt, to successfully develop database applications in a team environment, and make database development as similar as possible to "normal" development.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2010/10/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 4,685 reads
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