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PostgreSQL Configuration
PostgreSQL Configuration

Obtain all the skills you need to configure and manage a PostgreSQL database. In this book you will begin by installing and configuring PostgreSQL on a server by focusing on system-level parameter settings before installation. You will also look at key post-installation steps to avoid issues in the future. The basic configuration of PostgreSQL is tuned for compatibility rather than performance. Keeping this in mind, you will fine-tune your PostgreSQL parameters based on your environment and application behavior. You will then get tips to improve database monitoring and maintenance followed by database security for handling sensitive data in PostgreSQL. Every system containing valuable data needs to be backed-up regularly. PostgreSQL follows a simple back-up procedure and provides fundamental approaches to back up your data. You will go through these approaches and choose the right one based on your environment. Running your application with limite ...
The SQL Server DBA's Guide to Docker Containers
The SQL Server DBA's Guide to Docker Containers

Get introduced to the world of Docker containers from a SQL Server DBA's perspective. This book explains container technology and how it can improve the deployment of your SQL Server databases without infrastructure lock-in. You will be equipped with the right technical skills to guide stakeholders in your business as they adopt and adapt to new technologies to improve time-to-market and competitiveness. You will learn how to build a lab environment at home on which to build skills that transfer directly into your day job. This book teaches you how to install and configure Docker on both Windows Server and Linux operating systems. You will learn the most common Docker commands that you need to know as a DBA to deploy and manage SQL Server on containers. Support for SQL Server on Linux is new, and this book has your back with guidance on creating Docker images specifically for deployment to a Linux platform. Included is coverage of key Linux commands neede ...
SQL Server Big Data Clusters
SQL Server Big Data Clusters

Use this guide to one of SQL Server 2019's most impactful features - Big Data Clusters. You will learn about data virtualization and data lakes for this complete artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform within the SQL Server database engine. You will know how to use Big Data Clusters to combine large volumes of streaming data for analysis along with data stored in a traditional database. For example, you can stream large volumes of data from Apache Spark in real time while executing Transact-SQL queries to bring in relevant additional data from your corporate, SQL Server database. Filled with clear examples and use cases, this book provides everything necessary to get started working with Big Data Clusters in SQL Server 2019. You will learn about the architectural foundations that are made up from Kubernetes, Spark, HDFS, and SQL Server on Linux. You then are shown how to configure and deploy Big Data Clusters in on-pr ...
SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out
SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out

Dive into SQL Server 2019 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 2019 in any production environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. Six experts thoroughly tour DBA capabilities available in SQL Server 2019 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio, PowerShell, and Azure Portal. You'll find extensive new coverage of Azure SQL big data clusters, PolyBase, data protection, automation, and more. Discover how experts tackle today's essential tasks - and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Explore SQL Server 2019's toolset, including the improved SQL Server Management Studio, Azure Data Studio, and Configuration Manager; Design, implement, manage, and govern on-premises, hybrid, or Azure database infr ...
Presto: The Definitive Guide
Presto: The Definitive Guide

Perform fast interactive analytics against different data sources using the Presto high-performance, distributed SQL query engine. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to conduct analytics on data where it lives, whether it's Hive, Cassandra, a relational database, or a proprietary data store. Analysts, software engineers, and production engineers will learn how to manage, use, and even develop with Presto. Initially developed by Facebook, open source Presto is now used by Netflix, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Twitter, Uber, and many other companies. Matt Fuller, Manfred Moser, and Martin Traverso show you how a single Presto query can combine data from multiple sources to allow for analytics across your entire organization. Get started: Explore Presto's use cases and learn about tools that will help you connect to Presto and query data; Go deeper: Learn Presto's internal workings, including how to connect to and query data sources with support for SQL statements, op ...
Pro T-SQL 2019
Pro T-SQL 2019

Design and write simple and efficient T-SQL code in SQL Server 2019 and beyond. Writing T-SQL that pulls back correct results can be challenging. This book provides the help you need in writing T-SQL that performs fast and is easy to maintain. You also will learn how to implement version control, testing, and deployment strategies. Hands-on examples show modern T-SQL practices and provide straightforward explanations. Attention is given to selecting the right data types and objects when designing T-SQL solutions. Author Elizabeth Noble teaches you how to improve your T-SQL performance through good design practices that benefit programmers and ultimately the users of the applications. You will know the common pitfalls of writing T-SQL and how to avoid those pitfalls going forward. - Choose correct data types and database objects when designing T-SQL - Write T-SQL that searches data efficiently and uses hardware effect ...
Refactoring Legacy T-SQL for Improved Performance
Refactoring Legacy T-SQL for Improved Performance

Breathe new life into older applications by refactoring T-SQL queries and code using modern techniques. This book shows you how to significantly improve the performance of older applications by finding common anti-patterns in T-SQL code, then rewriting those anti-patterns using new functionality that is supported in current versions of SQL Server, including SQL Server 2019. The focus moves through the different types of database objects and the code used to create them, discussing the limitations and anti-patterns commonly found for each object type in your database. Legacy code isn't just found in queries and external applications. It's also found in the definitions of underlying database objects such as views and tables. This book helps you quickly find problematic code throughout the database and points out where and how modern solutions can replace older code, thereby making your legacy applications run faster and extending their lifetimes. Author Lis ...
Practical Oracle SQL
Practical Oracle SQL

Write powerful queries using as much of the feature-rich Oracle SQL language as possible, progressing beyond the simple queries of basic SQL as standardized in SQL-92. Both standard SQL and Oracle's own extensions to the language have progressed far over the decades in terms of how much you can work with your data in a single, albeit sometimes complex, SQL statement. If you already know the basics of SQL this book provides many examples of how to write even more advanced SQL to huge benefit in your applications, such as: Pivoting rows to columns and columns to rows; Recursion in SQL with MODEL and WITH clauses; Answering Top-N questions; Forecasting with linear regressions; Row pattern matching to group or distribute rows; Using MATCH_RECOGNIZE as a row processing engine. The process of starting from simpler statements in SQL and gradually working those statements stepwise into more complex statements that deliver powerful res ...
MySQL 8 Query Performance Tuning
MySQL 8 Query Performance Tuning

Identify, analyze, and improve poorly performing queries that damage user experience and lead to lost revenue for your business. This book will help you make query tuning an integral part of your daily routine through a multi-step process that includes monitoring of execution times, identifying candidate queries for optimization, analyzing their current performance, and improving them to deliver results faster and with less overhead. Author Jesper Krogh systematically discusses each of these steps along with the data sources and the tools used to perform them. MySQL 8 Query Performance Tuning aims to help you improve query performance using a wide range of strategies. You will know how to analyze queries using both the traditional EXPLAIN command as well as the new EXPLAIN ANALYZE tool. You also will see how to use the Visual Explain feature to provide a visually-oriented view of an execution plan. Coverage of indexes includes indexing strategies and index statistics, and yo ...
Essential ASP.NET Web Forms Development
Essential ASP.NET Web Forms Development

Go from beginner to pro using one of the most effective and widely used technology stacks, Microsoft ASP.NET. Beginning with the basics, you will learn how to create interactive, professional-grade, database-driven web applications in no time, using ASP.NET, C#, SQL Ajax, and JavaScript. Essential ASP.NET Web Forms Development is divided into six learning modules and will take you from soup to nuts with ASP.NET. Part I is an introduction to the major concepts, methodologies, and technologies associated with .NET web application development. You will learn about the client-server model, the .NET Framework, the ASP.NET and C# programming languages, and the Visual Studio integrated development environment. Part II teaches you how to develop a single-page .NET web application and add server and data validation controls, laying the foundation for learning languages in the context of an ASP.NET web application. Part III is all about C# operations and shows you how to perform assign ...
Learning SQL, 3rd Edition
Learning SQL, 3rd Edition

As data floods into your company, you need to put it to work right away—and SQL is the best tool for the job. With the latest edition of this introductory guide, author Alan Beaulieu helps developers get up to speed with SQL fundamentals for writing database applications, performing administrative tasks, and generating reports. You'll find new chapters on SQL and big data, analytic functions, and working with very large databases. Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique using numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises let you practice the skills you learn. Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL you'll quickly discover how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work. Move quickly through SQL basics and several advanced features; Use SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve data; Create database objects, such ...
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