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SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials

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Learn
  • Get introduced to SQL Server 2014's new in-memory database engine
  • Understand SQL Server database architecture and relational database design
  • Use joins, subqueries, CTEs, and windowing functions to write advanced Transact-SQL queries
  • Learn about tools that let you monitor SQL Server database performance
  • Identify and troubleshoot blocks or deadlocks that might slow down a system
  • Design, create, and manage advanced database objects that include scalar and table-valued functions, views, stored procedures, and triggers
  • Use SQL Server 2014's structured error handling blocks to handle errors that occur in the Transact-SQL batches and programmable objects
About

SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials is an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide that is full of hands-on examples. With Microsoft SQL Server 2014, you can design, build, and deploy mission-critical database applications. The variety of new in-memory features enable you to design high performance database applications that can improve the performance of your applications, making them as much as ten times more efficient in some cases.

Whether you are thinking about becoming a database developer, architect, or administrator, or you are a seasoned database expert, this book will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy databases using SQL Server 2014. You will also learn how to add, modify, and delete data stored within a database. You will use Transact-SQL statements to create and manage advanced database objects that include scalar and table-valued functions, views, stored procedures, and triggers. Finally, you will learn about how SQL Server works, how indexes and statistics improve query performance, and the new SQL Server 2014 in-memory technologies.

Features
  • Discover SQL Server 2014’s new in-memory OLTP engine and performance-related improvements
  • Explore the fundamentals of database planning and the Server Transact-SQL language syntax
  • Gain hands-on experience with the use of scalar and table-valued functions, branching, and more advanced data structures

 

Page Count 214
Course Length 6 hours 25 minutes
ISBN9781782172550
Date Of Publication 24 Jul 2014

Authors

Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq

Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq is an internationally known Lead SQL DBA, trainer, and technical author with twelve years' experience of the Microsoft technology stack. He is an accomplished development and production SQL Server DBA with a proven record of delivering major projects on time and within budget. He is an expert at evaluating the clients' needs against the capabilities of the SQL Server product set, with the objective of minimizing costs and maximizing functions by making innovative use of advance capabilities. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles on various SQL Server topics for different SQL Server community sites, which include SQLMag.com, MSSQLTips.com, SQLServerCentral.com, SSWUG.org, SQL-Server-Performance.com, and SearchSQLServer.com.

He has also developed and implemented many successful database infrastructures, data warehouses, and business intelligence projects. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from London Metropolitan University and industry-standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, ProSoft, and APM, which include MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications. He also has a good understanding of ITIL principles.

He can be reached via Twitter (@BasitAali), his blog (http://basitaalishan.com), or via LinkedIn (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/basitfarooq).

He was a technical reviewer for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints, Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe, Packt Publishing and Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, James Serra and Bill Anton, Packt Publishing.