Professional SQL Server 2005 Administration


Author: Brian Knight,Ketan Patel,Wayne Snyder,Jean-Claude Armand,Ross LoForte,Brad McGehee,Steven Wort,Joe Salvatore,Haidong Ji
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470121092
Category: Computers
Page: 735
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration

Real-World Skills for MCSA Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463)
Author: Tom Carpenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118654900
Category: Computers
Page: 936
View: 4747
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Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012 databases As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical to understand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 or are planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, this book is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation. From understanding SQL Server's roles to implementing business intelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives for those seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012 DBA Discusses designing and implementing database solutions Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQL Server 2012 Addresses implementing high availability and data distribution Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through some of the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, this resource guides you through the essentials of implementing, maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration


Author: Adam Jorgensen,Steven Wort,Ross LoForte,Brian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282183
Category: Computers
Page: 960
View: 8865
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An essential how-to guide for experienced DBAs on the most significant product release since 2005! Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will have major changes throughout the SQL Server and will impact how DBAs administer the database. With this book, a team of well-known SQL Server experts introduces the many new features of the most recent version of SQL Server and deciphers how these changes will affect the methods that administrators have been using for years. Loaded with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, this how-to guide deciphers topics such as performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security. Serves as a must-have how-to guide on the new features of the 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server Walks you through ways to manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration Guides you through SQL Azure for cloud computing, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses client-connectivity enhancements, new features that ensure high availability of mission-critical applications, and tighter integration with Excel and SharePoint for data analysis and reporting Highlights major changes to the suite of SQL Server BI tools, including integration, reporting, and analysis services Includes real-world case examples and best practices from Microsoft insiders If you're a database administrator eager to get started with the newest version of SQL Server, then this book is essential reading.

Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration


Author: Ken Simmons,Sylvester Carstarphen
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430239158
Category: Computers
Page: 508
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Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration is a one-stop source for all the knowledge you'll need to professionally manage a database under Microsoft SQL Server 2012. SQL Server administration is a complex field requiring an unusually broad and well-rounded skill set. A good database administrator must be part system administrator, part database design expert, and part SQL tuning optimization guru. Above all, he or she must be capable of restoring a damaged database at any time. Database administration requires excellent people skills for dealing with management and clients, and solid technical skills for dealing with the hardware and the software. Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration addresses all aspects of database administration, regardless of the size of the implementation. Install SQL Server 2012 and create new database environments. Develop a sound backup strategy for your database. Perform recovery as needed, which many consider to be job #1. Authors Ken Simmons and Sylvester Carstarphen also help you automate your work through the use of policy-based management. Performance optimization gets good coverage, so that you can render assistance when developers need help with problem queries. Rare among database and other technical books is solid guidance on the people side of the equation. Success as a database administrator comes from working well with others, becoming involved in the community, and building the right combination of technical knowledge and people skills to solve problems and get things done professionally and amicably. Simmons and Carstarphen pay special attention to these aspects of the job in this new edition of their comprehensive book on SQL Server administration. Helps you manage a SQL Server 2012 database at professional level Covers the gamut of database administration skills Provides guidance on performance optimization What you’ll learn Install SQL Server 2012 and create new databases Implement backup & recovery strategies to protect your database, and your job Diagnose and resolve query performance problems Apply policy-based management for consistency across all databases in an organization Turn every interaction with a client, manager or executive into a stepping-stone towards career success Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration is aimed at junior and seasoned database administrators who are looking to develop their knowledge and skill set in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Readers should already have some exposure to databases in general, or to SQL Server in specific. Table of Contents What's New? Pre-Install Considerations Choosing a High-Availability Solution Installing and Upgrading Post Installation Multi-Server Administration Security Administering Database Objects Indexing for Performance Managing Backups Restore and Recovery Strategies Automating Routine Maintenance Monitoring Your Server Auditing Extended Events Interface Managing Query Performance Secrets to Excelling as a Professional DBA What's Next?

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration


Author: Adam Jorgensen,Bradley Ball,Steven Wort,Ross LoForte,Brian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118859197
Category: Computers
Page: 936
View: 880
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Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration


Author: Ross Mistry,Hilary Cotter
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780768688856
Category: Computers
Page: 912
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If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you’ve been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most of Microsoft’s flagship database platform. SQL Server MVP, Ross Mistry presents proven techniques for SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrades, backup/restore, data transfer, indexing, high availability, security, and much more. He draws on extensive testing in high-profile production environments to offer step-by-step solutions and powerful tips you won’t find anywhere else. Every chapter begins with a section identifying SQL Server 2008’s most significant new improvements, and concludes with a convenient summary of best practices. Each chapter also outlines the benefits of leveraging Windows Server 2008. Understand how to: Master DBA tips, tricks, and best practices proven in actual enterprise environments Install, upgrade or transition to SQL Server 2008. Harden and Secure an implementation. Encrypt SQL Server from an end-to-end perspective. Implement high availability—and leverage SQL Server 2008’s major improvements to failover clustering and database mirroring Save time with SQL Server 2008’s new policy-based management tools Performance tune and troubleshoot a SQL Server 2008 environment. Optimize application performance and manage workloads with the powerful new Resource Governor Implement Performance Studio, maintenance plans, Transparent Data Encryption and much more… Bonus Content: The book is based on Windows Server 2008 Step by step instructions of how to implement a failover cluster on Windows Server 2008 SQL Server PoweShell Administration Tasks Consolidate and virtualize SQL Server with Hyper-V Step by step instructions on how to install Hyper-V Proactively Monitor SQL Server with Operations Manager Install Windows Server 2008 certificates to encrypt SQL Server data Contributing Writers include: Hilary Cotter – SQL Server MVP John Welch – SQL Server MVP Marco Shaw – PowerShell MVP Maciej Pilecki – SQL Server MVP Shirmattie Seenarine – Technical Writer

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant


Author: William Stanek
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735670293
Category: Computers
Page: 592
View: 9574
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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of SQL Server. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field! Get fast facts to: Manage SQL Server services and clients Configure, manage, and tune servers Implement policy-based management Administer security and access Monitor server activity and tune performance Automate maintenance Perform backups and recovery

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services


Author: Brian Knight,Erik Veerman,Grant Dickinson,Douglas Hinson,Darren Herbold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118059562
Category: Computers
Page: 1008
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The new edition of the successful previous version is 25 percent revised and packed with more than 200 pages of new material on the 2008 release of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Renowned author Brian Knight and his expert coauthors show developers how to master the 2008 release of SSIS, which is both more powerful and more complex than ever Case studies and tutorial examples acquired over the three years since the previous edition will contribute to helping illustrate advanced concepts and techniques New chapters include coverage of data warehousing using SSIS, new methods for managing the SSIS platform, and improved techniques for ETL operations

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible


Author: Adam Jorgensen,Jorge Segarra,Patrick LeBlanc,Jose Chinchilla,Aaron Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282175
Category: Computers
Page: 1416
View: 7498
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Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition, downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site, which you can use to jumpstart your own projects. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities, including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to client connectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availability of mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server Business Intelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhance your learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you can use as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to help you on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible.

Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting


Author: Christian Bolton,Justin Langford,Brent Ozar,James Rowland-Jones,Jonathan Kehayias,Cindy Gross,Steven Wort
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470633883
Category: Computers
Page: 624
View: 7380
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A hands-on resource for SQL Server 2008 troubleshooting methods and tools SQL Server administrators need to ensure that SQL Server remains running 24/7. Authored by leading SQL Server experts and MVPs, this book provides in-depth coverage of best practices based on a deep understanding of the internals of both SQL Server and the Windows operating system. You'll get a thorough look at the SQL Server database architecture and internals as well as Windows OS internals so that you can approach troubleshooting with a solid grasp of the total processing environment. Armed with this comprehensive understanding, readers will then learn how to use a suite of tools for troubleshooting performance problems whether they originate on the database server or operating system side. Topics Covered: SQL Server Architecture Understanding Memory SQL Server Waits and Extended Events Working with Storage CPU and Query Processing Locking and Latches Knowing Tempdb Defining Your Approach To Troubleshooting Viewing Server Performance with PerfMon and the PAL Tool Tracing SQL Server with SQL Trace and Profiler Consolidating Data Collection with SQLDiag and the PerfStats Script Introducing RML Utilities for Stress Testing and Trace File Analysis Bringing It All Together with SQL Nexus Using Management Studio Reports and the Performance Dashboard Using SQL Server Management Data Warehouse Shortcuts to Efficient Data Collection and Quick Analysis Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012


Author: Ross Mistry,Stacia Misner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735665156
Category: Computers
Page: 268
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Describes the components of SQL Server 2012, covering such topics as security, integration services, data services, reporting services, and PowerPivot.

Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration


Author: Robert Walters,Grant Fritchey
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430239824
Category: Computers
Page: 440
View: 9804
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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. It’s an ideal book for those new to database administration, as well for those moving to SQL Server from other database brands such as Oracle and IBM DB2. SQL Server is more than just a database. It's situated within a larger context that includes solutions for reporting, for integrating data from other systems, for business intelligence and analysis, and more. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration paints the big picture to help you understand SQL Server’s place in the grand scheme. Then you’ll move into the nuts and bolts of installing the product, learning the management tools at your disposal, creating your first database, and maintaining that database in an ongoing state of readiness. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration lays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator. Provides the essentials of successful SQL Server administration Covers the latest trends such as virtualization and cloud computing Paints the big picture of Microsoft’s data platform

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services


Author: Paul Turley,Thiago Silva,Bryan C. Smith,Ken Withee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118059549
Category: Computers
Page: 816
View: 1361
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Teaches solution architects, designers, and developers how to use Microsoft's reporting platform to create reporting and business intelligence (BI) solutions Updated with new information about holistic BI solutions, comprehensive OLAP/Analysis Services reporting, and complete production deployment scenarios Includes programming examples focused on specific, scenario-based solutions Explains reporting services architecture and business intelligence, teaches the fundamentals of designing reports through the use of careful planning considerations, and covers advanced report design and filtering techniques

MCSA Guide to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam 70-462)


Author: Faisal Akkawi,Kayed Akkawi,Gabriel J. Schofield
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285821130
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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MCSA GUIDE TO MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2012 (Exam #70-462) provides a thorough introduction to essential database administration principles and practices to prepare readers for certification and career success. Ideal for formal courses, self-study, or professional reference, this detailed text employs a lab-based approach to help users develop the core knowledge and practical skills they need to master Microsoft SQL Server administration in an enterprise environment and pass Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Exam 70-462. The text opens with information on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, offering step-by-step guidance on selecting an edition and completing initial installation and configuration. Several chapters then explore key topics such as database programming, security, performance tuning, backup and recovery, data integration, and system monitoring. Within each chapter, numerous resources and features reinforce teaching and learning, including learning objectives, summaries of key ideas, hands-on activities, discusssion questions, definitions of important terms, and case studies to provide real-world context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed


Author: Ray Rankins,Paul Bertucci,Chris Gallelli,Alex T. Silverstein
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0133408515
Category: Computers
Page: 1872
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Buy the print version of¿ Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! eBook version includes chapters 44-60 not included in the print. See inside the book for access code and details. ¿ With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012. ¿ You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples you’ll need to create and manage complex database solutions. The additional online chapters add extensive coverage of SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, T-SQL programming, .NET Framework integration, and much more. ¿ Authored by four expert SQL Server administrators, designers, developers, architects, and consultants, this book reflects immense experience with SQL Server in production environments. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, it focuses on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. Understand SQL Server 2012’s newest features, licensing changes, and capabilities of each edition Manage SQL Server 2012 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Use Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server Utilize the new Extended Events trace capabilities within SSMS Maximize performance by optimizing design, queries, analysis, and workload management Implement new best practices for SQL Server high availability Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Leverage new business intelligence improvements, including Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and Parallel Data Warehouse Deliver better full-text search with SQL Server 2012’s new Semantic Search Improve reporting with new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features Download the following from informit.com/title/9780672336928: Sample databases and code examples ¿ ¿

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices


Author: Chris Shaw,Grant Fritchey,Carlos Bossy,Jeremy Lowell,Gail Shaw,Jesper Johansen,Mladen Prajdić,Wendy Pastrick,Kellyn Pot'vin,Jason Strate,Herve Roggero,TJay Belt,Jonathan Gardner,Glenn Berry,Bradley Ball,Jes Borland,Ben DeBow,Louis Davidson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430247703
Category: Computers
Page: 450
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Expert SQL Server Practices 2012 Edition is an anthology of high-end wisdom from a group of accomplished database administrators who are quietly but relentlessly pushing the performance and feature envelope of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into release management, auditing, and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company’s investment in Microsoft’s flagship database system. Each chapter is a deep-dive into a specific problem, technology, or feature set. Each author has chosen their topic out of the strong belief that what they share can make a positive difference in your ability to be successful in your job and get home in time for dinner with your family. Don’t let your database manage you! Instead let the Expert SQL Server Practices author team show you how to take control, plan for and monitor performance, troubleshoot effectively when things go wrong, and be in control of your SQL Server environment. Goes beyond the manual to cover good techniques and best practices Delivers knowledge usually gained only by hard experience Focuses upon performance, scalability, reliability Helps achieve the predictability needed to be in control at all times What you’ll learn Migrate to the new Extended Events framework for troubleshooting performance problems Automate the tracking of key performance indicators such as available disk space, cpu utilization, index fragmentation, and more Design performance into your database and its applications from the very beginning Manage staged releases from development to test through to production Diagnose resource and performance problems via dynamic management views Analyze I/O patterns and plan reliably to obtain the performance you need Who this book is for Expert SQL Server Practices is aimed at SQL Server professionals who want to further their careers through expert-level practices in performance management, scalability, predictability, and security.

Training Kit (Exam 70-462)

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
Author: Orin Thomas,Peter Ward,Bob Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735666078
Category: Computers
Page: 593
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Presents lessons covering exam objectives, practice exercises, real-world scenarios, and practice exams on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration


Author: Brian Knight,Ketan Patel,Wayne Snyder,Ross LoForte,Steven Wort
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470440376
Category: Computers
Page: 924
View: 6060
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SQL Server 2008 is how-to guide for experienced DBAs. Tutorial-based, this book will get you over the learning curve of how to configure and administer SQL Server 2008. Whether you're an administrator or developer using SQL Server, you can't avoid wearing a DBA hat at some point. The book is loaded with unique tips and workarounds for the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, including managing and monitoring SQL Server, automating administration, security, performance tuning, scaling and replications, clustering, and backup and recovery. A companion website is also available.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step


Author: Patrick Leblanc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735663862
Category: Computers
Page: 452
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Provides information on designing and managing databases using Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012


Author: Itzik Ben-Gan,Dejan Sarka,Ron Talmage
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735667284
Category: Computers
Page: 752
View: 2264
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Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.