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SQL Server Advanced Data Types
SQL Server Advanced Data Types

Deliver advanced functionality faster and cheaper by exploiting SQL Server's ever-growing amount of built-in support for modern data formats. Learn about the growing support within SQL Server for operations and data transformations that have previously required third-party software and all the associated licensing and development costs. Benefit through a better understanding of what can be done inside the database engine with no additional costs or development time invested in outside software. Widely used types such as JSON and XML are well-supported by the database engine. The same is true of hierarchical data and even temporal data. Knowledge of these advanced types is crucial to unleashing the full power that's available from your organization's SQL Server database investment. SQL Server Advanced Data Types explores each of the complex data types supplied within SQL Server. Common usage scenarios for each complex data type are discussed, fo ...
Practical PHP 7, MySQL 8, and MariaDB Website Databases
Practical PHP 7, MySQL 8, and MariaDB Website Databases

Build interactive, database-driven websites with PHP 7, MySQL 8, and MariaDB. The focus of this book is on getting you up and running as quickly as possible with real-world applications. In the first two chapters, you will set up your development and testing environment, and then build your first PHP and MariaDB or MySQL database-driven website. You will then increase its sophistication, security, and functionality throughout the course of the book. The PHP required is taught in context within each project so you can quickly learn how PHP integrates with MariaDB and MySQL to create powerful database-driven websites. Each project is fully illustrated, so you will see clearly what you are building as you create your own database-driven website. You will build a form for registering users, and then build an interface so that an administrator can view and administer the user database. You will create a message board for users and a method for emailing them. You will al ...
Introducing InnoDB Cluster
Introducing InnoDB Cluster

Set up, manage, and configure the new InnoDB Cluster feature in MySQL from Oracle. If you are growing your MySQL installation and want to explore making your servers highly available, this book provides what you need to know about high availability and the new tools that are available in MySQL 8.0.11 and later. Introducing InnoDB Cluster teaches you about the building blocks that make up InnoDB Cluster such as MySQL Group Replication for storing data redundantly, MySQL Router for the routing of inbound connections, and MySQL Shell for simplified setup and configuration, status reporting, and even automatic failover. You will understand how it all works together to ensure that your data are available even when your primary database server goes down. Features described in this book are available in the Community Edition of MySQL beginning with the version 8.0.11 GA release, making this book relevant for any MySQL users in need ...
SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning
SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning

Identify and fix causes of poor performance. You will learn Query Store, adaptive execution plans, and automated tuning on the Microsoft Azure SQL Database platform. Anyone responsible for writing or creating T-SQL queries will find valuable the insight into bottlenecks, including how to recognize them and eliminate them. This book covers the latest in performance optimization features and techniques and is current with SQL Server 2017. If your queries are not running fast enough and you're tired of phone calls from frustrated users, then this book is the answer to your performance problems. SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning is about more than quick tips and fixes. You'll learn to be proactive in establishing performance baselines using tools such as Performance Monitor and Extended Events. You'll recognize bottlenecks and defuse them before the phone rings. You'll learn some quick solutions too, but emphasis is on designing for performance and ...
Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB
Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database service included in Azure that is continuously adding new features and has quickly become one of the most innovative services found in Azure, targeting mission-critical applications at a global scale. This book starts off by showing you the main features of Cosmos DB, their supported NoSQL data models and the foundations of its scalable and distributed architecture. You will learn to work with the latest available tools that simplify your tasks with Cosmos DB and reduce development costs, such as the Data Explorer in the Azure portal, Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer, and the Cosmos DB Emulator. Next, move on to working with databases and document collections. We will use the tools to run schema agnostic queries against collections with the Cosmos DB SQL dialect and understand their results. Then, we will create a first version of an application that uses the latest .NET Core SDK to interact with Cosmos DB. Next, we will create a se ...
MongoDB 4 Quick Start Guide
MongoDB 4 Quick Start Guide

MongoDB has grown to become the de facto NoSQL database with millions of users, from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. It can solve problems that are considered difficult, if not impossible, for aging RDBMS technologies. Written for version 4 of MongoDB, this book is the easiest way to get started with MongoDB. You will start by getting a MongoDB installation up and running in a safe and secure manner. You will learn how to perform mission-critical create, read, update, and delete operations, and set up database security. You will also learn about advanced features of MongoDB such as the aggregation pipeline, replication, and sharding. You will learn how to build a simple web application that uses MongoDB to respond to AJAX queries, and see how to make use of the MongoDB programming language driver for PHP. The examples incorporate new features available in MongoDB version 4 where appropriate. ...
Data Science with SQL Server Quick Start Guide
Data Science with SQL Server Quick Start Guide

SQL Server only started to fully support data science with its two most recent editions. If you are a professional from both worlds, SQL Server and data science, and interested in using SQL Server and Machine Learning (ML) Services for your projects, then this is the ideal book for you. This book is the ideal introduction to data science with Microsoft SQL Server and In-Database ML Services. It covers all stages of a data science project, from businessand data understanding,through data overview, data preparation, modeling and using algorithms, model evaluation, and deployment. You will learn to use the engines and languages that come with SQL Server, including ML Services with R and Python languages and Transact-SQL. You will also learn how to choose which algorithm to use for which task, and learn the working of each algorithm. ...
MySQL Connector/Python Revealed
MySQL Connector/Python Revealed

Move data back and forth between database and application. The must-have knowledge in this book helps programmers learn how to use the official driver, MySQL Connector/Python, by which Python programs communicate with the MySQL database. This book takes you from the initial installation of the connector through basic query execution, then through more advanced topics, error handing, and troubleshooting. The book covers both the traditional API as well as the new X DevAPI. The X DevAPI is part of MySQL 8.0 and is an API that can be used with connectors for several programming languages and is used from the command-line interface known as MySQL Shell. You will learn to use the connector by working through code examples and following a discussion of how the API calls work. By the end of the book, you will be able to use MySQL as the back-end storage for your Python programs, and you'll even have the option of choosing between SQL and NoS ...
Professional Azure SQL Database Administration
Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

As the cloud version of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database differs in key ways when it comes to management, maintenance, and administration. It's important to know how to administer SQL Database to fully benefit from all of the features and functionality that it provides. This book addresses important aspects of an Azure SQL Database instance such as migration, backup restorations, pricing policies, security, scalability, monitoring, performance optimization, high availability, and disaster recovery. It is a complete guide for database administrators, and ideal for those who are planning to migrate from on premise SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server database. ...
Beginning Apache Spark 2
Beginning Apache Spark 2

Develop applications for the big data landscape with Spark and Hadoop. This book also explains the role of Spark in developing scalable machine learning and analytics applications with Cloud technologies. Beginning Apache Spark 2 gives you an introduction to Apache Spark and shows you how to work with it. Along the way, you'll discover resilient distributed datasets (RDDs); use Spark SQL for structured data; and learn stream processing and build real-time applications with Spark Structured Streaming. Furthermore, you'll learn the fundamentals of Spark ML for machine learning and much more. After you read this book, you will have the fundamentals to become proficient in using Apache Spark and know when and how to apply it to your big data applications. Understand Spark unified data processing platform; How to run Spark in Spark Shell or Databricks; Use and manipulate RDDs; Deal with structured data using Spark SQL through its operations and advanced functions; ...
Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server
Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server

Be guided through the techniques to back up and restore databases and files in SQL Server. Multiple techniques are presented for ensuring the integrity and consistency of database backups, as well as the reliability and manageability of restoring from backups. In today's data-driven world, the most important asset that a company has is its data. Data recovery strategies can be wide ranging; from the practically non-existent backup without verification to a very complex, distributed, and redundant system. An important objective for any database administrator is data loss prevention, and in a catastrophic data loss event, pre-defined data recovery techniques must be employed in order to get the databases back up and running efficiently and quickly. Using a tutorial method of teaching, Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server explores the many facets behind the principles of backing up and restoring data from your database, and then shows practical application meth ...
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