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PolyBase Revealed
PolyBase Revealed

Harness the power of PolyBase data virtualization software to make data from a variety of sources easily accessible through SQL queries while using the T-SQL skills you already know and have mastered. PolyBase Revealed shows you how to use the PolyBase feature of SQL Server 2019 to integrate SQL Server with Azure Blob Storage, Apache Hadoop, other SQL Server instances, Oracle, Cosmos DB, Apache Spark, and more. You will learn how PolyBase can help you reduce storage and other costs by avoiding the need for ETL processes that duplicate data in order to make it accessible from one source. PolyBase makes SQL Server into that one source, and T-SQL is your golden ticket. The book also covers PolyBase scale-out clusters, allowing you to distribute PolyBase queries among several SQL Server instances, thus improving performance. With great flexibility comes great complexity, and this book shows you where to look when queries fail, c ...
Hands On Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner
Hands On Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner

Discover the methodologies and best practices for getting started with Google Cloud Platform relational services - CloudSQL and CloudSpanner. The book begins with the basics of working with the Google Cloud Platform along with an introduction to the database technologies available for developers from Google Cloud. You'll then take an in-depth hands on journey into Google CloudSQL and CloudSpanner, including choosing the right platform for your application needs, planning, provisioning, designing and developing your application. Sample applications are given that use Python to connect to CloudSQL and CloudSpanner, along with helpful features provided by the engines. You''ll also implement practical best practices in the last chapter. Hands On Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner is a great starting point to apply GCP data offerings in your technology stack and the code used allows you to try out the examples and extend them in interesting ways. Get star ...
Pro DAX with Power BI
Pro DAX with Power BI

Learn the intricate workings of DAX and the mechanics that are necessary to solve advanced Power BI challenges. This book is all about DAX (Data Analysis Expressions), the formula language used in Power BI—Microsoft's leading self-service business intelligence application—and covers other products such as PowerPivot and SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular. You will learn how to leverage the advanced applications of DAX to solve complex tasks. Often a task seems complex due to a lack of understanding, or a misunderstanding of core principles, and how certain components interact with each other. The authors of this book use solutions and examples to teach you how to solve complex problems. They explain the intricate workings of important concepts such as Filter Context and Context Transition. You will learn how Power BI, through combining DAX building blocks (such as measures, table filtering, and data lineage), can yield extraordinary analytical power. Throughout Pro Dax ...
Beginning Database Programming Using ASP.NET Core 3
Beginning Database Programming Using ASP.NET Core 3

Hit the ground running with this book to quickly learn the fundamentals of HTML form processing, user authentication, and database CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations using the ASP.NET Core family of technologies. You will utilize cutting-edge and popular technology options from both the server side and client side to help you achieve your web application goals as quickly as possible. Developers who want to learn ASP.NET Core and complementary technologies are often overwhelmed by the large number of options involved in building modern web applications. This book introduces you to the most popular options so that you can confidently begin working on projects in no time. You will learn by example, building a sample application that demonstrates how the same application can be built using different options. This experiential approach will give you the basic skills and knowledge to understand how the options work together so that you can make an informed decision about the ...
Pro Oracle SQL Development
Pro Oracle SQL Development

Write SQL statements that are more powerful, simpler, and faster using Oracle SQL and its full range of features. This book provides a clearer way of thinking about SQL by building sets, and provides practical advice for using complex features while avoiding anti-patterns that lead to poor performance and wrong results. Relevant theories, real-world best practices, and style guidelines help you get the most out of Oracle SQL. Pro Oracle SQL Development is for anyone who already knows Oracle SQL and is ready to take their skills to the next level. Many developers, analysts, testers, and administrators use Oracle databases frequently, but their queries are limited because they do not have the knowledge, experience, or right environment to help them take full advantage of Oracle's advanced features. This book will inspire you to achieve more with your Oracle SQL statements through tips for creating your own style for writing simple, yet powerfu ...
The Definitive Guide to DAX, 2nd Edition
The Definitive Guide to DAX, 2nd Edition

Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft's DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You'll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX's remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise deep dive is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel: Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups; Work efficiently with basic and advanced table function ...
Dynamic SQL, 2nd Edition
Dynamic SQL, 2nd Edition

Take a deep dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. This edition has been updated to use the newest features in SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 as well as incorporating the changing landscape of analytics and database administration. Code examples have been updated with new system objects and functions to improve efficiency and maintainability. Executing dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based on user-entered criteria. Dynamic SQL can generate lists of values and even code with minimal impact on performance. Dynamic SQL enables dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence solutions as well as customizing of database objects. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection or code maintainability. Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security in Microsoft SQL Server helps you bring the productivity and user-satisfaction of flexible and resp ...
NoSQL Data Models
NoSQL Data Models

The topic of NoSQL databases has recently emerged, to face the Big Data challenge, namely the ever increasing volume of data to be handled. It is now recognized that relational databases are not appropriate in this context, implying that new database models and techniques are needed. This book presents recent research works, covering the following basic aspects: semantic data management, graph databases, and big data management in cloud environments. The chapters in this book report on research about the evolution of basic concepts such as data models, query languages, and new challenges regarding implementation issues. ...
Beginning PHP and MySQL, 5th Edition
Beginning PHP and MySQL, 5th Edition

Get started with PHP and MySQL programming: no experience necessary. This fifth edition of a classic best-seller includes detailed instructions for configuring the ultimate PHP 7 and MySQL development environment on all major platforms, complete coverage of the latest additions and improvements to the PHP language, and thorough introductions to MySQL's most relied-upon features. You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Author Frank M. Kromann draws upon more than 20 years of experience working with these technologies to pack this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. Install PHP, MySQL and several popular web servers; Get ...
Securing SQL Server, 2nd Edition
Securing SQL Server, 2nd Edition

Protect your data from attack by using SQL Server technologies to implement a defense-in-depth strategy for your database enterprise. This new edition covers threat analysis, common attacks and countermeasures, and provides an introduction to compliance that is useful for meeting regulatory requirements such as the GDPR. The multi-layered approach in this book helps ensure that a single breach does not lead to loss or compromise of confidential, or business sensitive data. Database professionals in today's world deal increasingly with repeated data attacks against high-profile organizations and sensitive data. It is more important than ever to keep your company's data secure. Securing SQL Server demonstrates how developers, administrators and architects can all play their part in the protection of their company's SQL Server enterprise. This book not only provides a comprehensive guide to implementing the security model in SQL Server, including coverage ...
PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming Quick Start Guide
PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming Quick Start Guide

PostgreSQL is a rock-solid, scalable, and safe enterprise-level relational database. With a broad range of features and stability, it is ever increasing in popularity.This book shows you how to take advantage of PostgreSQL 11 features for server-side programming. Server-side programming enables strong data encapsulation and coherence. The book begins with the importance of server-side programming and explains the risks of leaving all the checks outside the database. To build your capabilities further, you will learn how to write stored procedures, both functions and the new PostgreSQL 11 procedures, and create triggers to perform encapsulation and maintain data consistency. You will also learn how to produce extensions, the easiest way to package your programs for easy and solid deployment on different PostgreSQL installations. ...
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