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NGINX Cookbook, 2nd Edition
NGINX Cookbook, 2nd Edition

NGINX is one of the most widely used web servers available today, in part because of itscapabilities as a load balancer and reverse proxy server for HTTP and other network protocols. This revised cookbook provides easy-to-follow examples of real-world problems in application delivery. Practical recipes help you set up and use either the open source or commercial offering to solve problems in various use cases. For professionals who understand modern web architectures, such as n-tier or microservice designs and common web protocols such as TCP and HTTP, these recipes provide proven solutions for security and software load balancing and for monitoring and maintaining NGINX's application delivery platform. You'll also explore advanced features of both NGINX and NGINX Plus, the free and licensed versions of this server. ...
SQL Server Advanced Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning
SQL Server Advanced Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning

This practical book provides a comprehensive overview of troubleshooting and performance tuning best practices for Microsoft SQL Server. Database engineers, including database developers and administrators, will learn how to identify performance issues, troubleshoot the system in a holistic fashion, and properly prioritize tuning efforts to attain the best system performance possible. Author Dmitri Korotkevitch, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), explains the interdependencies between SQL Server database components. You'll learn how to quickly diagnose your system and discover the root cause of any issue. Techniques in this book are compatible with all versions of SQL Server and cover both on-premises and cloud-based SQL Server installations. Discover how performance issues present themselves in SQL Server; Learn about SQL Server diagnostic tools, methods, and technologies; Perform health checks on SQL Server installation ...
Expert Oracle Database Architecture, 4th Edition
Expert Oracle Database Architecture, 4th Edition

Now in its fourth edition and covering Oracle Database 21c, this best-selling book continues to bring you some of the best thinking on how to apply Oracle Database to produce scalable applications that perform well and deliver correct results. Tom Kyte and Darl Kuhn share a simple philosophy: "you can treat Oracle as a black box and just stick data into it, or you can understand how it works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment." If you choose the latter, then you'll find that there are few information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and elegantly. This fully revised fourth edition covers the developments and new features up to Oracle Database 21c. Up-to-date features are covered for tables, indexes, data types, sequences, partitioning, data loading, temporary tables, and more. All the examples are demonstrated using modern techniques and are executed in container and pluggable databases. The book's proof-by-example approach encourages you to let evid ...
Efficient MySQL Performance
Efficient MySQL Performance

You'll find several books on basic or advanced MySQL performance but nothing in between. That's because explaining MySQL performance without addressing its complexity is difficult. This practical book bridges the gap by teaching software engineers mid-level MySQL knowledge beyond the fundamentals, but well shy of deep-level internals required by database administrators (DBAs). Daniel Nichter shows you how to apply the best practices and techniques that directly affect MySQL performance. You'll learn how to improve performance by analyzing query execution, indexing for common SQL clauses and table joins, optimizing data access, and understanding the most important MySQL metrics. You'll also discover how replication, transactions, row locking, and the cloud influenceMySQL performance. Understand why query response time is the North Star of MySQL performance; Learn query metrics in detail, including aggregation, reporting, and analysis; See how to index effectiv ...
High Performance MySQL, 4th Edition
High Performance MySQL, 4th Edition

How can you realize MySQL's full power? With High Performance MySQL, you'll learn advanced techniques for everything from setting service-level objectives to designing schemas, indexes, and queries to tuning your server, operating system, and hardware to achieve your platform's full potential. This guide also teaches database administrators safe and practical ways to scale applications through replication, load balancing, high availability, and failover. Updated to reflect recent advances in cloud- and self-hosted MySQL, InnoDB performance and new features and tools, this revised edition helps you design a relational data platform that will scale with your business. You'll learn best practices for database security along with hard-earned lessons in both performance and database stability. Dive into MySQL's architecture, including key facts about its storage engines; Learn how server configuration works with your hardware and deployment choices; Make query ...
Performance Testing
Performance Testing

Use this book to prepare for the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Performance Testing exam. The book has been designed to follow the ISTQB syllabus, covering all of the syllabus learning objectives, with additional reference material extending beyond the syllabus. The book covers an overall methodology for managing and conducting performance testing. Performance testing has often been considered a black art. In many organizations, perhaps an individual or a small group of technical staff or contractors is given the task of "load testing" an extended system, network, or application. Performance testing is like any other form of testing. It follows a defined test process that is similar to other test types. It utilizes a disciplined approach to the definition of requirements and user stories, the creation of test conditions, test cases, and test procedures. It establishes measurable goals against which the success or failure of the testing can be ...
Parallel and High Performance Computing
Parallel and High Performance Computing

Complex calculations, like training deep learning models or running large-scale simulations, can take an extremely long time. Efficient parallel programming can save hours - or even days - of computing time. Parallel and High Performance Computing shows you how to deliver faster run-times, greater scalability, and increased energy efficiency to your programs by mastering parallel techniques for multicore processor and GPU hardware. Write fast, powerful, energy efficient programs that scale to tackle huge volumes of data. Using parallel programming, your code spreads data processing tasks across multiple CPUs for radically better performance. With a little help, you can create software that maximizes both speed and efficiency. Parallel and High Performance Computing offers techniques guaranteed to boost your code's effectiveness. You'll learn to evaluate hardware architectures and work with industry standard tools such as OpenMP and MPI. You'll master the data struct ...
MongoDB Performance Tuning
MongoDB Performance Tuning

Use this fast and complete guide to optimize the performance of MongoDB databases and the applications that depend on them. You will be able to turbo-charge the performance of your MongoDB applications to provide a better experience for your users, reduce your running costs, and avoid application growing pains. MongoDB is the world's most popular document database and the foundation for thousands of mission-critical applications. This book helps you get the best possible performance from MongoDB. MongoDB Performance Tuning takes a methodical and comprehensive approach to performance tuning that begins with application and schema design and goes on to cover optimization of code at all levels of an application. The book also explains how to configure MongoDB hardware and cluster configuration for optimal performance. The systematic approach in the book helps you treat the true causes of performance issues and get the best return on your tuning ...
High Performance SQL Server, 2nd Edition
High Performance SQL Server, 2nd Edition

Design and configure SQL Server instances and databases in support of high-throughput, mission-critical applications providing consistent response times in the face of variations in numbers of users and query volumes. In this new edition, with over 100 pages of additional content, every original chapter has been updated for SQL Server 2019, and the book also includes two new chapters covering SQL Server on Linux and Intelligent Query Processing. This book shows you how to configure SQL Server and design your databases to support a given instance and workload. You will learn advanced configuration options, in-memory technologies, storage and disk configuration, and more, all aimed toward enabling your desired application performance and throughput. Configuration doesn't stop with implementation. Workloads change over time, and other impediments can arise to thwart desired performance. High Performance SQL Server covers monitoring and troubleshooting to aid you in de ...
The NGINX Real-Time API Handbook
The NGINX Real-Time API Handbook

Discover how to deliver reliable, high-performance APIs with our NGINX Real-Time API Handbook. Compiled by leading experts on real-time API management, this handbook is a comprehensive guide to reducing latency in your applications and APIs without making any compromises. Learn why now, more than ever, your APIs need to perform in real time to meet digital business requirements. This eBook covers trends driving real-time APIs, a practical reference architecture for any enterprise, and helpful vendor comparisons and case studies to make the business case for investing in the proper API management solution. ...
Learn PostgreSQL
Learn PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the fastest-growing open source object-relational database management systems (DBMS) in the world. As well as being easy to use, it's scalable and highly efficient. In this book, you'll explore PostgreSQL 12 and 13 and learn how to build database solutions using it. Complete with hands-on tutorials, this guide will teach you how to achieve the right database design required for a reliable environment. You'll learn how to install and configure a PostgreSQL server and even manage users and connections. The book then progresses to key concepts of relational databases, before taking you through the Data Definition Language (DDL) and commonly used DDL commands. To build on your skills, you'll understand how to interact with the live cluster, create database objects, and use tools to connect to the live cluster. You'll then get to grips with creating tables, building indexes, and designing your database schema. Later, you'll explore the Data Manipulation Language (DML ...
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