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Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012 databases As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical to understand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 or are planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, this book is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation. From understanding SQL Server's roles to implementing business intelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. * Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives for those seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification * Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012 DBA * Discusses designing and implementing database solutions * Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQL Server 2012 * Addresses implementing high availability and data distribution * Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through some of the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, this resource guides you through the essentials of implementing, maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.
This book follows the newest iterations of the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) program for database administration courses using SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It provides the information and resources needed to prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) 70-444 exam for SQL Server 2005, and the 70-432 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam for SQL Server 2008. Hands On Exercises and Certification Ready features are integrated with the accompanying Lab Manual throughout the chapters that enable them to reinforce what they've learned by completing various exercises. Business cases are presented to provide a real world perspective on how the information is used in the field. The book also includes a CD that enables students with exam practice and instant feedback. By following the exercises in this book, students will learn how to install and configure SQL Server, manage databases, implement security, troubleshoot SQL activity, and more.
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012-one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides clear guidance and practical, learn-by-doing exercises for building database solutions that solve real-world business problems. Discover how to: Install and work with core components and tools Create tables and index structures Manipulate and retrieve data Secure, manage, back up, and recover databases Apply techniques for building high-performing applications Use clustering, database mirroring, and log shipping
SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes provides focused and practical solutions to real world problems of data integration. Need to import data into SQL Server from an outside source? Need to export data and send it to another system? SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes has your back. You'll find solutions for importing from Microsoft Office data stores such as Excel and Access, from text files such as CSV files, from XML, from other database brands such as Oracle and MySQL, and even from other SQL Server databases. You'll learn techniques for managing metadata, transforming data to meet the needs of the target system, handling exceptions and errors, and much more. What DBA or developer isn't faced with the need to move data back and forth? Author Adam Aspin brings 10 years of extensive ETL experience involving SQL Server, and especially satellite products such as Data Transformation Services and SQL Server Integration Services. Extensive coverage is given to Integration Services, Microsoft's flagship tool for data integration in SQL Server environments. Coverage is also given to the broader range of tools such as OPENDATASOURCE, linked servers, OPENROWSET, Migration Assistant for Access, BCP Import, and BULK INSERT just to name a few. If you're looking for a resource to cover data integration and ETL across the gamut of Microsoft's SQL Server toolset, SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes is the one book that will meet your needs. Provides practical and proven solutions towards creating resilient ETL environments Clearly answers the tough questions which professionals ask Goes beyond the tools to a thorough discussion of the underlying techniques Covers the gamut of data integration, beyond just SSIS Includes example databases and files to allow readers to test the recipes
Book-and-video package gets novices up to speed on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 If you need a practical, hands-on introduction, especially to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), this book-and-video package from authority Brian Knight is the perfect solution. Each lesson includes three major components: a description of how each SSIS feature or process works, a tutorial that walks you through the process or technique, and an accompanying video lesson. It's a complete learning package that will give you the confidence you need to start your first SSIS project. * Guides novice database administrators and developers who are learning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) * Provides expert instruction from leading SQL Server authority and author, Brian Knight * Includes a book and a video, complete instruction that includes lessons, hands-on tutorials, and video demonstrations by the author * Covers the very latest changes and updates in the SQL Server 2012 release Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer makes SQL Server 2012 and SSIS much less intimidating. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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.Deploy and Maintain an Integrated MDS ArchitectureHarness your master data and grow revenue while reducing administrative costs. Thoroughly revised to cover the latest MDS features, Microsoft SQL Server 2012Master Data Services, Second Edition shows how to implement and manage a centralized, customer-focused MDS framework. See how to accurately model business processes, load and cleanse data, enforce business rules, eliminate redundancies, and publish data to external systems. Security, SOA and Web services, and legacy data integration are also covered in this practical guide. Install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Build custom MDS models and entityspecific staging tables Load and cleanse data from disparate sources Logically group assets into collections and hierarchies Ensure integrity using versioning and business rules Configure security at functional, object, and attribute levels Extend functionality with SOA and Web services Facilitate collaboration using the MDS Excel Add-In Export data to subscribing systems through SQL views
SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook is an example-focused book that provides step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish specific SQL Server tasks using PowerShell. Each recipe is followed by an analysis of the steps or design decisions taken, and additional information about the task at hand. Working scripts are provided for all examples so that you can dive in right away. You can read this book sequentially by chapter, or you can pick and choose which topics you need right away,This book is written for the SQL Server database professional (DBA, developer, BI developer) who wants to use PowerShell to automate, integrate, and simplify database tasks. A little bit of scripting background is helpful, but not necessary.
Hands-on troubleshooting methods on the most recent release of SQL Server The 2012 release of SQL Server is the most significant one since 2005 and introduces an abundance of new features. This critical book provides in-depth coverage of best practices for troubleshooting performance problems based on a solid understanding of both SQL Server and Windows internals and shows experienced DBAs how to ensure reliable performance. The team of authors shows you how to master the use of specific troubleshooting tools and how to interpret their output so you can quickly identify and resolve any performance issue on any server running SQL Server. Covers the core technical topics required to understand how SQL Server and Windows should be working Shares best practices so that you know how to proactively monitor and avoid problems Shows how to use tools to quickly gather, analyze, and effectively respond to the source of a system-wide performance issue Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting helps you to quickly become familiar with the changes of this new release so that you can best handle database performance and troubleshooting.
This is a hands-on book to quickly get you up to speed with SQL Server 2012. It covers all the new features of the core database engine as well as the business intelligence (BI) services.The book begins by taking you step-by-step through the installation process, showing you what to install and which services and features you need. Once you have your SQL Server in place, you learn how to administer it and then explore new T-SQL functions to expand your query-writing toolkit. You will discover how the enhancements to Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services make developing BI solutions easier. It will then introduce you to SQL Server Data Tools, your new and improved development environment for creating database and BI projects.A hands-on example guides you through the steps required to run Distributed Replay, giving you the experience you need to apply this in the field. The book then takes you through a detailed example to show you how to create a Data Quality Services project and cleanse real-world data. Easy to follow code samples provide you with the queries you need to set up Availability Groups using the new AlwaysOn technology.Once you are comfortable with these new features you will be ready to migrate your data to the cloud and into SQL Azure. An exploration of Hadoop will help you understand big data and how it really is the next big thing,This concise reference is for database administrators, SQL Server Developers and BI professionals. Anyone who is familiar with SQL Server 2008 R2 and needs to make the jump to the latest version with the shortest learning curve will find this book useful.
The Definitive Solutions-Oriented Guide to IBM (R) DB2 (R) for z/OS (R): Now Fully Updated for Both v9 and v10! The largest database tuning performance gains can often be obtained from tuning application code, and applications that use SQL to retrieve data are the best candidates for tuning. This well-organized, easy-to-understand reference brings together more than 100 SQL-related skills and techniques that any developer can use to build and optimize DB2 applications for consistently superior performance. DB2 tuning expert Tony Andrews ( Tony the Tuner ) draws on more than 20 years of DB2-related experience, empowering you to take performance into your own hands, whether you're writing new software or tuning existing systems. Tony shows you exactly how to clear bottlenecks, resolve problems, and improve both speed and reliability. This book fully reflects the latest SQL programming best practices for DB2 V9 and DB2 V10 on z/OS: techniques that are taught in no other book and are rarely covered in general DB2 SQL courses. Drawing on his extensive consulting experience and highly praised training with Themis Inc., Tony also presents practical checklists and an invaluable 15-step methodology for optimizing virtually any DB2 application. Coverage includes Empowering developers on knowing what to do and where to look in resolving performance problems in queries or programs Providing many programming and SQL coding examples Establishing standards and guidelines that lead to high-performance SQL Implementing time-efficient code walkthroughs to ensure that your standards are followed Focusing on the small number of SQL statements that consume the most resources Identifying simple solutions that deliver the most sizable benefits Optimizing performance by rewriting query predicates more efficiently Providing a better understanding of SQL optimization and Runstat statistics Recognizing opportunities to tweak your code more effectively than the Optimizer Optimizing SQL code with COBOL applications Efficiently checking for the existence of data, rows, or tables Using Runstats' newest capabilities to consistently optimize paths to data
Each recipe comprises step-by-step instructions followed by an analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The book is designed so that you can read it chapter by chapter, or look at the list of recipes and refer to them in no particular order. Each example comes with its expected output to make your learning even easier thus enabling you to successfully secure your SQL Server 2012 database. This book is for SQL Server administrators, developers, and consultants who want to secure their SQL Server database with cutting edge techniques for data and code encryption, user authentication and authorization, protection against brute force attacks, denial-of-service attacks, and SQL Injection, securing business intelligence, and more. Working knowledge of SQL Server is expected.