||SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out|
Dive into SQL Server 2017 administration - and really put your SQL Server DBA expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds - all you need to plan, implement, manage, and secure SQL Server 2017 in any production environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. Four SQL Server experts offer a complete tour of DBA capabilities available in SQL Server 2017 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio, and via PowerShell. Discover how experts tackle today's essential tasks - and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.
Install, customize, and use SQL Server 2017's key administration and development tools; Manage memory, storage, clustering, virtualization, and other components; Architect and implement database infrastructure, including IaaS, Azure SQL and hybrid cloud configurations; Provision SQL Server and Azure SQL d ...
||SQL Queries for Mere Mortals, 4th Edition|
SQL Queries for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective queries with the latest SQL standards and database applications. Now, author John L. Viescas has updated this hands-on classic with even more advanced and valuable techniques.
Step by step, Viescas guides you through creating reliable queries for virtually any current SQL-based database. He demystifies all aspects of SQL query writing, from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data.
Building on the basics, Viescas shows how to solve challenging real-world problems, including applying multiple complex conditions on one table, performing sophisticated logical evaluations, and using unlinked tables to think "outside the box".
In two brand-new chapters, you learn how to perform complex calculations on groups for sophisticated reporting, and how to partition data into windows for more flexible aggregati ...
||Seven Databases in Seven Weeks, 2nd Edition|
Data is getting bigger and more complex by the day, and so are your choices in handling it. Explore some of the most cutting-edge databases available - from a traditional relational database to newer NoSQL approaches - and make informed decisions about challenging data storage problems. This is the only comprehensive guide to the world of NoSQL databases, with in-depth practical and conceptual introductions to seven different technologies: Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Postgres, and DynamoDB. This 2nd edition includes a new chapter on DynamoDB and updated content for each chapter.
While relational databases such as MySQL remain as relevant as ever, the alternative, NoSQL paradigm has opened up new horizons in performance and scalability and changed the way we approach data-centric problems. This book presents the essential concepts behind each database alongside hands-on examples that make each technology come alive.
With each database, tackle ...
||Beginning DAX with Power BI|
Attention all SQL Pros, DAX is not just for writing Excel-based formulas! Get hands-on learning and expert advice on how to use the vast capabilities of the DAX language to solve common data modeling challenges.
Beginning DAX with Power BI teaches key concepts such as mapping techniques from SQL to DAX, filtering, grouping, joining, pivoting, and using temporary tables, all aimed at the SQL professional. Join author Philip Seamark as he guides you on a journey through typical business data transformation scenarios and challenges, and teaches you, step-by-step, how to resolve challenges using DAX. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts are included and explained, along with examples of the SQL equivalent, in order to accelerate learning. Examples in the book range from beginner to advanced, with plenty of detailed explanation when walking through each scenario.
Turbocharge your Power BI model by adding advanced DAX programming techniques; Know when to use calculat ...
||Beginning PostgreSQL on the Cloud|
Get started with PostgreSQL on the cloud and discover the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of the cloud services from Amazon, Rackspace, Google, and Azure. Once you have chosen your cloud service, you will focus on securing it and developing a back-up strategy for your PostgreSQL instance as part of your long-term plan. Beginning PostgreSQL on the Cloud covers other essential topics such as setting up replication and high availability; encrypting your saved cloud data; creating a connection pooler for your database; and monitoring PostgreSQL on the cloud. The book concludes by showing you how to install and configure some of the tools that will help you get started with PostgreSQL on the cloud.
This book shows you how database as a service enables you to spread your data across multiple data centers, ensuring that it is always accessible. You'll discover that this model does not expect you to install and maintain databases yourself becaus ...
||Oracle SQL Revealed|
Write queries using little-known, but powerful, SQL features implemented in Oracle's database engine. You will be able to take advantage of Oracle's power in implementing business logic, thereby maximizing return from your company's investment in Oracle Database products.
Important features and aspects of SQL covered in this book include the model clause, row pattern matching, analytic and aggregate functions, and recursive subquery factoring, just to name a few. The focus is on implementing business logic in pure SQL with a comparison of different approaches that can be used to write SELECT statements to return results that drive good decision making and competitive action in the marketplace.
This book covers features that are often not well known, and sometimes not implemented in competing products. Chapters on query transformation and logical execution order provide a grasp of the big picture in which the individual SQL features described in the ot ...
||PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 3rd Edition|
Thinking of migrating to PostgreSQL? This clear, fast-paced introduction helps you understand and use this open source database system. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in versions 9.5 to 10, you'll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than a database system - it's an impressive application platform as well.
With examples throughout, this book shows you how to achieve tasks that are difficult or impossible in other databases. This third edition covers new features, such as ANSI-SQL constructs found only in proprietary databases until now: foreign data wrapper (FDW) enhancements; new full text functions and operator syntax introduced in version 9.6; XML constructs new in version 10; query parallelization features introduced in 9.6 and enhanced in 10; built-in logical replication introduced in Version 10.e.
If you're a current PostgreSQL user, you'll pick up gems you may have missed before.
Learn basic administration tasks such as ...
||XML and JSON Recipes for SQL Server|
Quickly find solutions to dozens of common problems encountered while using XML and JSON features that are built into SQL Server. Content is presented in the popular problem-solution format. Look up the problem that you want to solve. Read the solution. Apply the solution directly in your own code. Problem solved!
This book shows how to take advantage of XML and JSON to share data and automate tasks. JSON is commonly used to move data back and forth between the database and front-end applications, often running in a browser. This book shows all you need to know about transforming query results into JSON format, and back again. Also covered are the processes and techniques for moving data into and out of XML format for business intelligence and other purposes, such as when transferring data from a reporting system into a data warehouse, or between different database brands such as between SQL Server and Oracle.
Microsoft intensively implements XML in SQL Serve ...
||Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports|
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports provides a comprehensive lesson in business intelligence (BI), operational reporting and Reporting Services architecture using a clear, concise tutorial approach. You'll learn effective report solution design based upon many years of experience with successful report solutions. Improve your own reports with advanced, best-practice design, usability, query design, and filtering techniques. Expert guidance provides insight into common report types and explains where each could be made more efficient, while providing step-by step instruction on Microsoft SQL Server 2016. All changes to the 2016 release are covered in detail, including improvements to the Visual Studio Report Designer (SQL Server Data Tools) and Report Builder, Mobile Dashboard Designer, the new Report Portal Interface, HTML-5 Rendering, Power BI integration, Custom Parameters Pane, and more.
The Microsoft SQL Server ...
||Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL in 10 Minutes, 2nd Edition|
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through the book's 30 lessons of 10 minutes or less, you'll learn what you need to know to take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server's T-SQL language.
This handy pocket guide starts with simple data retrieval and moves on to more complex topics, including the use of joins, subqueries, full text-based searches, functions and stored procedures, cursors, triggers, table constraints, XML, JSON, and much more.
Learn how to: Use T-SQL in the Microsoft SQL Server environment; Construct complex T-SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators; Filter data so you get the information you need quickly; Retrieve, sort, and format database contents; Join two or more related tables; Make SQL Server work for you with globalization and localization; Create subqueries to pinpoint your data; Automate ...
Regardless of whether you run Linux, Windows, or MacOS, the book includes complete instructions to install all the software you need to set up a stable environment for learning, testing, and production.