Books

SQL Server 2022 Revealed

SQL Server 2022 Revealed: A Hybrid Data Platform Powered by Security, Performance, and Availability

Know how to use the new capabilities and cloud integrations in SQL Server 2022. This book covers the many innovative integrations with the Azure Cloud that make SQL Server 2022 the most cloud-connected edition ever. The book covers cutting-edge features such as the blockchain-based Ledger for creating a tamper-evident record of changes to data over time that you can rely on to be correct and reliable.

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2024-02-02 (first published: )

2,599 reads

Expert Performance Indexing in Azure SQL and SQL Server 2022

Expert Performance Indexing in Azure SQL and SQL Server 2022

Take a deep dive into perhaps the single most important facet of query performance―indexes―and how to best use them. Newly updated for SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL, this fourth edition includes new guidance and features related to columnstore indexes, improved and consolidated content on Query Store, deeper content around Intelligent Query Processing, and other […]

2 (1)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2024-01-17 (first published: )

3,985 reads

Pro SQL Server 2022 Wait Statistics: A Practical Guide to Analyzing Performance in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database

Use this practical guide to analyze and troubleshoot SQL Server performance using wait statistics. You'll learn to identify precisely why your queries are running slowly. And you'll know how to measure the amount of time consumed by each bottleneck so you can focus attention on making the largest improvements first. This edition is updated to cover analysis of wait statistics current with SQL Server 2022. Whether you are new to wait statistics, or already familiar with them, this book provides a deeper understanding on how wait statistics are generated and what they mean for your SQL Server instance’s performance. 

5 (1)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2023-12-04 (first published: )

1,540 reads

Practical Graph Structures in SQL Server and Azure SQL: Enabling Deeper Insights Using Highly Connected Data

Use the graph table features in Azure SQL that were introduced in SQL Server 2017 and further refined in SQL Server 2019. This book shows you how to create data structures to capture complex connections between items in your data. These connections will help you analyze and draw insights from connections in your data that go beyond classic relationships.

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2023-11-22 (first published: )

942 reads

Azure SQL Revealed

Azure SQL Revealed: A Guide to the Cloud for SQL Server

Access detailed content and examples on Azure SQL, a set of cloud services that allows for SQL Server to be deployed in the cloud. This book teaches the fundamentals of deployment, configuration, security, performance, and availability of Azure SQL from the perspective of these same tasks and capabilities in SQL Server. This distinct approach makes this book an ideal learning platform for readers familiar with SQL Server on-premises who want to migrate their skills toward providing cloud solutions to an enterprise market that is increasingly cloud-focused.

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2023-10-30 (first published: )

3,245 reads

SQL Server Execution Plans eBook, Third Edition, by Grant Fritchey

SQL Server Execution Plans, Third 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.

5 (3)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2023-08-16 (first published: )

5,363 reads

In-Memory OLTP eBook Download

SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this book, Kalen Delaney explains how the 2016 In-Memory OLTP engine works, how it stores and manipulates data, and how, even with all data stored in memory and no locking or latching, it can still guarantee the ACID properties of all transactions.

5 (1)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2023-04-28 (first published: )

956 reads

Pro Encryption in SQL Server 2022

Pro Encryption in SQL Server 2022: Provide the Highest Level of Protection for Your Data

This in-depth look at the encryption tools available in SQL Server shows you how to protect data by encrypting it at rest with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and in transit with Transport Level Security (TLS). You will know how to add the highest levels of protection for sensitive data using Always Encrypted to encrypt data also in memory and be protected even from users with the highest levels of access to the database. The book demonstrates actions you can take today to start protecting your data without changing any code in your applications, and the steps you can subsequently take to modify your applications to support implementing a gold standard in data protection.

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2023-04-24 (first published: )

2,395 reads

Blogs

A New Word: Proluctance

By

proluctance – n. the paradoxical urge to avoid doing something you’ve been looking forward...

Know Thy Platform

By

IT and data professionals, I implore you – know thy platform. All of it....

Adding Git LFS Support – #SQLNewBlogger

By

I got this message recently while committing some changes: This post shows my work...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

Best Practice for full backup and transaction log truncation

By anbu678@gmail.com

I am new to SQL Server DB. Could someone please let me know what...

when peers maintain a job rdp'd in they corrupt the job

By stan

Hi, one of my peers prefers to maintain one specific sql agent job after...

import json file

By smattiko83

Any idea on how to import a json file into sql server? I've never...

Visit the forum

Question of the Day

Filestream on Linux

I want to implement a Filestream table on SQL Server 2022 running on Linux. Can I do this?

See possible answers