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Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 15-49
  4. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 51-89
  5. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 91-120
  6. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 121-134
  7. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 135-163
  8. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 165-186
  9. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 187-234
  10. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 235-248
  11. Jason Strate, Ted Krueger
    Pages 249-324
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-331

About this book


Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 is a deep dive into perhaps the single-most important facet of good performance: indexes, and how to best use them. The book begins in the shallow waters with explanations of the types of indexes and how they are stored in databases. Moving deeper into the topic, and further into the book, you will look at the statistics that are accumulated both by indexes and on indexes. All of this will help you progress towards properly achieving your database performance goals.

What you'll learn from Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 will help you understand what indexes are doing in the database and what can be done to mitigate and improve their effects on performance. The final destination is a guided tour through a number of real-world scenarios and approaches that can be taken to investigate, mitigate, and improve the performance of your database.

  • Defines indexes and provides an understanding of their role
  • Uncovers and explains the statistics that are kept in indexes
  • Teaches strategies and approaches for indexing databases

About the authors

Jason Strate is a database architect and administrator with more than 15 years of experience. He has been a recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" designation for SQL Server since July 2009. His experience includes design and implementation of both OLTP and OLAP solutions, as well as assessment and implementation of SQL Server environments for best practices, performance, and high availability solutions. Jason is a SQL Server MCITP and participated in the development of Microsoft Certification exams for SQL Server 2008. Jason is actively involved with his local PASS chapter (SQL Server User Group) and serves as its director of program development. Jason worked with the board to organize the PASSMN SQL Summit 2009 for the local community. Jason enjoys helping others in the SQL Server community and does this by presenting at technical conferences and user group meetings. Most recently, Jason has presented at the SSWUG Virtual Conferences, TechFuse, numerous SQL Saturdays, and at PASSMN user group meetings. Jason is a contributing author for the Microsoft whitepaper Empowering Enterprise Solutions with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. Jason is an active blogger with a focus on SQL Server and related technologies.

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