Mastering SQL Server 2017

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  • Use columnstore indexes to make storage and performance improvements
  • Extend database design solutions using temporal tables
  • Exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server
  • Migrate historical data to Microsoft Azure by using Stretch Database
  • Design the architecture of a modern Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) solution
  • Implement ETL solutions using Integration Services for both on-premise and Azure data

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 uses the power of R and Python for machine learning and containerization-based deployment on Windows and Linux. By learning how to use the features of SQL Server 2017 effectively, you can build scalable apps and easily perform data integration and transformation.

You’ll start by brushing up on the features of SQL Server 2017. This Learning Path will then demonstrate how you can use Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP in your apps. You'll also learn to integrate Python code in SQL Server and graph database implementations for development and testing. Next, you'll get up to speed with designing and building SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) data warehouse packages using SQL server data tools. Toward the concluding chapters, you’ll discover how to develop SSIS packages designed to maintain a data warehouse using the data flow and other control flow tasks.

By the end of this Learning Path, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to design efficient, high-performance database applications with confidence.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt books:

SQL Server 2017 Developer's Guide by Miloš Radivojević, Dejan Sarka, et. al

SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Cookbook by Christian Cote, Dejan Sarka, et. al

  • Work with temporal tables to access information stored in a table at any time
  • Get familiar with the latest features in SQL Server 2017 Integration Services
  • Program and extend your packages to enhance their functionality
Page Count 696
Course Length 20 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781838983208
Date Of Publication 22 Aug 2019


Miloš Radivojević

Miloš Radivojević is a data platform MVP and specializes in SQL Server for application developers and performance/ query tuning. Miloš is a co-founder of PASS Austria.

Dejan Sarka

Dejan Sarka, MCT and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, is an independent trainer and consultant who focuses on the development of database and business intelligence applications. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group.

William Durkin

William Durkin is a data platform architect for Data Masterminds, he is a regular speaker at conferences around the globe, a Data Platform MVP, and the founder of the popular SQLGrillen event.

Christian Coté

Christian Coté is an MS-certified technical specialist in business intelligence (MCTS-BI). His ETL projects have used various ETL tools and plain code with various RDBMSes (such as Oracle and SQL Server).

Matija Lah

Matija Lah has more than 15 years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, mostly from architecting data-centric solutions in the legal domain.

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