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The start-to-finish guide to virtualizing business-critical SQL Server databases on VMware vSphere 5 By virtualizing business-critical databases, enterprises can drive far more value from existing IT infrastructure. But squeezing maximum performance out of a virtualized database instance is an art as much as a science. This indispensable start-to-finish guide brings together all the techniques, tips, and insights you need to succeed. Drawing on unsurpassed personal experience, three leading experts share complete best practices for deploying business-critical database servers in virtualized vSphere 5 environments. They cover the entire project lifecycle, bridging technical and communications gaps between SQL Server and VMware professionals that often make database virtualization more difficult than it needs to be. You'll find specific guidance for architects and administrators responsible for systems, storage, databases, applications, or VMware virtualization. The authors also present detailed, start-to-finish coverage of performance baselining and testing: all you need to make your virtualized databases as fast as they are cost effective. Although this book focuses on SQL, the authors' proven guidance for enhancing performance can be leveraged by any IT professional virtualizing a demanding Tier 1 application. Coverage includes * Business cases for database virtualization: consolidation, Database as a Service (DaaS), efficiency, and SLAs on steroids * Using the redundancy inherent in virtualization to improve availability * Constructing a careful, conservative implementation plan * Balancing disk, CPU, memory, and network for superior performance * Mastering the five key principles of database storage design * Leveraging memory: SQL MAX, page locking, NUMA, reservations, swapping, large memory pages, and more * Ensuring responsiveness by providing a fast, reliable, low-latency network * Supporting advanced AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and Availability Groups * Baselining physical systems and properly determining resource requirements * Configuring performance tests from beginning to end * Migrating existing SQL Server databases onto a vSphere platform * Avoiding traps and pitfalls in virtualizing production databases * Managing and monitoring virtualized database instances and resources
Written in an easy-to-follow, example-driven format, there are plenty of step-by-step instructions to help get you started! The book has a friendly approach, with the opportunity to learn by experimenting. If you are a BI and Data Warehouse developer new to Microsoft Business Intelligence, and looking to get a good understanding of the different components of Microsoft SQL Server for Business Intelligence, this book is for you. It's assumed that you will have some experience in databases systems and T-SQL. This book is will give you a good upshot view of each component and scenarios featuring the use of that component in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence systems.
DESCRIPTION Readers who find themselves in the position of supporting SQL Server as the back-end to a third-party application or who have had SQL Server dumped on them because they are the Microsoft person in the office will be relieved to find they don't need a 1000 page book to get started with SQL Server. If they invest just one hour a day-lunchtime would be perfect-they can be up to speed in a matter of days. Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server operations, including maintenance, backup and recovery, high availability, and performance monitoring. Readers will learn exactly what they can do, and what they shouldn't touch. Most importantly, they'll learn the day-to-day tasks and techniques needed to keep SQL Server humming along smoothly. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Dives immediately into hands-on tasks Helps achieve maximum effectiveness Strives to be as version-neutral as possible AUDIENCE Designed to be immediately effective for readers with any level of experience. This book is as version-neutral as possible, covering techniques for SQL Server 2005-SQL Server 2014. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that has applicability to administrator, developer, and DBA audiences.
This is an easytofollow handson tutorial that includes real world examples of SQL Server 2014's new features. Each chapter is explained in a stepbystep manner which guides you to implement the new technology. If you want to create an highly efficient database server then this book is for you. This book is for database professionals and system administrators who want to use the added features of SQL Server 2014 to create a hybrid environment, which is both highly available and allows you to get the best performance from your databases.
Fill the gap between planning and doing with SSIS 2014 The 2014 release of Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services provides enhancements for managing extraction, transformation, and load operations, plus expanded in-memory capabilities, improved disaster recovery, increased scalability, and much more. The increased functionality will streamline your ETL processes and smooth out your workflow, but the catch is that your workflow must change. New tools come with new best practices, and Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Integration Services will keep you ahead of the curve. SQL Server MVP Brian Knight is the most respected name in the business, and your ultimate guide to navigating the changes to use Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2014 to your utmost advantage. * Implement new best practices for effective use of SSIS * Work through tutorials for hands-on learning of complex techniques * Read case studies that illustrate the more advanced concepts * Learn directly from the foremost authority on SSIS SQL Server Integration Services is a complex tool, but it's the lifeblood of your work. You need to know it inside out, and you must understand the full potential of its capabilities in order to use it effectively. You need to make sure the right architecture is in place. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Integration Services is your roadmap to understanding SSIS on a fundamental level, and setting yourself up for success.
This is a step-by-step tutorial that deals with Microsoft Server 2012 reporting tools:SSRS and Power View. If you are a BI developer, consultant, or architect who wishes to learn how to use SSRS and Power View, and want to understand the best use for each tool, then this book will get you up and running quickly. No prior experience is required with either tool!
An easy-to-follow guide full of hands on examples of real-world Analysis Services cube development tasks. Each topic is explained and placed in context, and for the more inquisitive reader, there also more in-depth details of the concepts used. If you are an Analysis Services cube designer wishing to learn more advanced topic and best practices for cube design, this book is for you.You are expected to have some prior experience with Analysis Services cube development.
Follow the fictional John Kirkland through a series of real-world reporting challenges based on actual business conditions. Use his detailed blueprints to develop your own reports for every requirement.This book is for report developers, data analysts, and database administrators struggling to master the complex world of effective reporting in SQL Server 2012. Knowledge of how data sources and data sets work will greatly help readers to speed through the tutorials.
As a practical tutorial for Analysis Services, get started with developing cubes. Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development walks you through the basics, working with SSAS to build cubes and get them up and running. Written for SQL Server developers who have not previously worked with Analysis Services. It is assumed that you have experience with relational databases, but no prior knowledge of cube development is required. You need SQL Server 2012 in order to follow along with the exercises in this book.
This book will be a step-by-step tutorial, which practically teaches working with big data on SQL Server through sample examples in increasing complexity. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop is specifically targeted at readers who want to cross-pollinate their Hadoop skills with SQL Server 2012 business intelligence and data analytics. A basic understanding of traditional RDBMS technologies and query processing techniques is essential.
The book includes 90 detailed and step-by-step recipes This book is aimed towards developers. However people experienced with other BI and/or SSAS functions will be able to use this book. If you are a Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services developer and want to improve your solutions using MDX, then this book is for you.
The book is packed with clear instructions and plenty of screenshots, providing all the support and guidance you will need as you begin to generate reports with SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.This book is for those who are new to SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 and aspiring to create and deploy cutting edge reports. This book is for report developers, report authors, ad-hoc report authors and model developers, and Report Server and SharePoint Server Integrated Report Server administrators. Minimal knowledge of SQL Server is assumed and SharePoint experience would be helpful.