Database professionals will find that this new edition aids in mastering the latest version of Microsoft's SQL Server. Developers and database administrators (DBAs) use SQL on a daily basis in application development and the subsequent problem solving and fine tuning. Answers to SQL issues can be quickly located helping the DBA or developer optimize and tune a database to maximum efficiency.
Basic questions are easily located on the topics of filtering, sorting, operators, conditionals, pseudo columns, single row functions, joins, grouping functions, sub queries, composite queries, hierarchies, flashback queries, parallel queries, expressions and regular expressions. Assistance on DML, data types (including collections), XML, DDL for basic database objects such as tales, views and indexes, partitioning, and security is also considered.
Identifies and discusses the most common issues database administrators (DBAs) face day-to-day
Provides DBAs with solutions actually used by the authors in enterprise environments
Explores new features which add more control but reduce performance
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Performance and SQL Server 2005
Chapter 2. Logical database design for performance
Chapter 3. Physical database design
Chapter 4. SQL Server storage structures
Chapter 5. Indexing
Chapter 6. Basic query tuning
Chapter 7. What is query optimization?
Chapter 8. Investigating and influencing the optimizer
Chapter 9. SQL Server 2005 and Windows 2003
Chapter 10. Transactions and locking
Chapter 11. Performance and architectural choices
Chapter 12. Monitoring performance
Appendix A - Syntax Conventions
Appendix B - Database Scripts
Appendix C - Performance Strategies and Tuning Checklist