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Seven Databases in Seven Weeks, 2nd Edition
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
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
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
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 ...
Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, 2nd Edition
Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, 2nd Edition

Create a semantic model and analyze data using the tabular model in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services to create corporate-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. Led by two BI experts, you will learn how to build, deploy, and query a tabular model by following detailed examples and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how to use the tabular model's in-memory database to perform rapid analytics - whether you are new to Analysis Services or already familiar with its multidimensional model. Discover how to: Determine when a tabular or multidimensional model is right for your project; Build a tabular model using SQL Server Data Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015; Integrate data from multiple sources into a single, coherent view of company information; Choose a data-modeling technique that meets your organization's performance and usability requirements; Implement security by establishing administrative and data user roles; Define and implement partitioning s ...
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-767 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills for managing data warehouses. This exam is intended for Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) data warehouse developers who create business intelligence (BI) solutions. Their responsibilities include data cleansing as well as ETL and data warehouse implementation. The reader should have experience installing and implementing a Master Data Services (MDS) model, using MDS tools, and creating a Master Data Manager database and web application. The reader should understand how to design and implement ETL control flow elements and work with a SQL Service Integration Services package. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design, and implement, and maintain a data warehouse; Extract, transform, and load data; Build data quality solutions. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have work ...
Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL
Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-761 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL data management, queries, and database programming. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Filter, sort, join, aggregate, and modify data; Use subqueries, table expressions, grouping sets, and pivoting; Query temporal and non-relational data, and output XML or JSON; Create views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures; Implement error handling, transactions, data types, and nulls. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have experience working with SQL Server as a database administrator, system engineer, or developer; Includes downloadable sample database a ...
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-762, Developing SQL Databases - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills for building and implementing databases across organizations. Designed for database professionals who build and implement databases across organizations and who ensure high levels of data availability, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design and implement database objects; Implement programmability objects; Manage database concurrency; Optimize database objects and SQL infrastructure. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Transact-SQL and relational databases. Exam 70-762 focuses on skills and knowledge for building and implementing databases across organizations and ensuring high l ...
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-768 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions development with SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services (SSAS), including modeling and queries. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design a multidimensional BI semantic model; Design a tabular BI semantic model; Develop queries using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX); Configure and maintain SSAS. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you are a database or BI professional with experience creating models, writing MDX or DAX queries, and using SSAS. ...
PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 3rd Edition
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
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 ...
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