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Learn how to write, tune, and port SQL queries and other statements for a Big Data environment, using Impala - the massively parallel processing SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop. The best practices in this practical guide help you design database schemas that not only interoperate with other Hadoop components, and are convenient for administers to manage and monitor, but also accommodate future expansion in data size and evolution of software capabilities. Ideal for database developers and business analysts, Getting Started with Impala includes advice from Cloudera's development team, as well as insights from its consulting engagements with customers. Learn how Impala integrates with a wide range of Hadoop components Attain high performance and scalability for huge data sets on production clusters Explore common developer tasks, such as porting code to Impala and optimizing performance Use tutorials for working with billion-row tables, date- and time-based values, and other techniques Learn how to transition from rigid schemas to a flexible model that evolves as needs change
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.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Optimize Microsoft SQL Server 2014 queries and applicationsMicrosoft SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization is filled with ready-to-use techniques for creating high-performance queries and applications. The book describes the inner workings of the query processor so you can write better queries and provide the query processor with the quality information it needs to produce efficient execution plans. You'll also get tips for troubleshooting underperforming queries. In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton), a key new feature of SQL Server 2014, is fully covered in this practical guide. Understand how the query optimizer works Troubleshoot queries using extended events, SQL trace, dynamic management views (DMVs), the data collector, and other tools Work with query operators for data access, joins, aggregations, parallelism, and updates Speed up queries and dramatically improve application performance by creating the right indexes Understand statistics and how to detect and fix cardinality estimation errors Maximize OLTP query performance using In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton) features, including memory-optimized tables and natively compiled stored procedures Monitor and promote plan caching and reuse to improve application performance Improve the performance of data warehouse queries using columnstore indexes Handle query processor limitations with hints and other methods
This book is an easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide that is full of hands-on examples, which you can follow to successfully design, build, and deploy mission-critical database applications with SQL Server 2014. If you are a database developer, architect, or administrator who wants to learn how to design, implement, and deliver a successful database solution with SQL Server 2014, then this book is for you. Existing users of Microsoft SQL Server will also benefit from this book as they will learn what's new in the latest version.
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.
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.