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© 2016

Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 1-39
  3. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 41-55
  4. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 57-96
  5. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 97-139
  6. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 141-183
  7. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 185-270
  8. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 271-320
  9. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 321-409
  10. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 411-490
  11. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 491-558
  12. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 559-626
  13. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 627-656
  14. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 657-704
  15. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 705-743
  16. Louis Davidson, Jessica Moss
    Pages 745-778
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 779-791

About this book

Introduction

Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server 2016 and higher environment. This book is revised to cover in-memory online transaction processing, temporal data storage, row-level security, durability enhancements, and other design-related features that are new or changed in SQL Server 2016.

Designing an effective and scalable database using SQL Server is a task requiring skills that have been around for forty years coupled with technology that is constantly changing. Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand, all the way to the physical implementation of design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, Louis Davidson shows how to "get it right" in SQL Server database design and lay a solid groundwork for the future use of valuable business data.

The pace of change in relational database management systems has been tremendous these past few years. Whereas in the past it was enough to think about optimizing data residing on spinning hard drives, today one also must consider solid-state storage as well as data that are constantly held in memory and never written to disk at all except as a backup. Furthermore, there is a trend toward hybrid cloud and on-premise database configurations as well a move toward preconfigured appliances. Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation guides in the understanding of these massive changes and in their application toward sound database design.

  • Gives a solid foundation in best practices and relational theory

  • Covers the latest implementation features in SQL Server 2016

  • Helps you master in-memory OLTP and use it effectively

  • Takes you from conceptual design to an effective, physical implementation

Keywords

SQL Server Database Design In-Memory OLTP Transaction Processing Columnstore Data Modeling Data Model Normalization Physical Model Conceptual Model

About the authors

Louis Davidson has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has spent the majority of his career working with Microsoft SQL Server, beginning from the early days of version 1.0. He has a bachelor s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in computer science, with a minor in mathematics. Louis is the data architect for Compass Technology in Chesapeake, Virginia, leading database development on their suite of nonprofit oriented CRM products, built on the Microsoft CRM platform and SQL Server technologies.

Jessica Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" of SQL Server business intelligence. Jessica has created numerous data warehousing solutions for companies in the retail, Internet, health services, finance, and energy industries, and has authored technical content for multiple magazines, websites, and the book Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: Problem-Design-Solution. Jessica enjoys working with the central Virginia community and speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences. You can read more on her website.

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