Microsoft SQL Server 2012 A Beginners Guide 5/E

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Date

November 1, 2011

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Electronic book text, 832 pages

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0071761594 / 9780071761598

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Overview


Main description

Essential Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Skills Made Easy

Get up and running on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in no time with help from this thoroughly revised, practical resource. Filled with real-world examples and hands-on exercises, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition starts by explaining fundamental relational database system concepts. Then, you'll learn how to write Transact-SQL statements, execute simple and complex database queries, handle system administration and security, and use the powerful analysis, business intelligence, and reporting tools. XML, spatial data, and full-text search are also covered in this step-by-step tutorial.

  • Install, configure, and customize SQL Server 2012
  • Create and modify database objects with Transact SQL statements
  • Write stored procedures and user-defined functions
  • Handle backup and recovery
  • Automate administrative tasks
  • Tune your database system for optimal performance, availability, and reliability
  • Implement security measures using authentication, encryption, and authorization
  • Work with SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and other business intelligence tools
  • Store, display, and query XML documents
  • Manage spatial data
  • Query documents using MS Full-Text Search (FTS)


Table of contents

Part I: Basic Concepts and Installation
Chapter 1. Relational Database Systems: An Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning the Installation and Installing SQL Server
Chapter 3. SQL Server Management Studio
Part II: Transact-SQL Language
Chapter 4. SQL Components
Chapter 5. Data Definition Language
Chapter 6. Queries
Chapter 7. Modification of a Table's Contents
Chapter 8. Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Chapter 9. System Catalog
Chapter 10. Indices
Chapter 11. Views
Chapter 12. Security System of the Database Engine
Chapter 13. Concurrency Control
Chapter 14. Triggers
Part III: SQL Server: System Administration
Chapter 15. System Environment of the Database Engine
Chapter 16. Backup, Recovery, and System Availability
Chapter 17. Automating System Administration Tasks
Chapter 18. Data Replication
Chapter 19. Query Optimizer
Chapter 20. Performance Tuning
Part IV: SQL Server and Business Intelligence
Chapter 21. Business Intelligence: An Introduction
Chapter 22. SQL Server Analysis Services
Chapter 23. Business Intelligence and Transact-SQL
Chapter 24. SQL Server Reporting Services
Chapter 25. Optimizing Techniques for Relational Online Analytical Processing
Part V: Beyond Relational Data
Chapter 26. SQL Server and XML
Chapter 27. Spatial Data
Chapter 28. SQL Server Full-Text Search
Index


Author comments

Dusan Petkovic is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Polytechnic in Rosenheim, Germany. He is the bestselling author of four editions of SQL Server: A Beginner's Guide and has authored numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and technical papers for Embarcadero.





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