SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2

Summary SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 is a unique book that lets you learn from the best in the business - 64 SQL Server MVPs offer completely new content in this second volume on topics ranging from testing and policy management to integration services, reporting, and performance optimization techniques...and more. About this Book To become an MVP requires deep knowledge and impressive skill. Together, the 64 MVPs who wrote this book bring about 1,000 years of experience in SQL Server administration, development, training, and design. This incredible book captures their expertise and passion in 60 concise, hand-picked chapters and offers valuable insights for readers of all levels. SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume leaves off, with completely new content on topics ranging from testing and policy management to integration services, reporting, and performance optimization. The chapters fall into five parts: Architecture and Design, Database Administration, Database Development, Performance Tuning and Optimization, and Business Intelligence. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's InsideDiscovering servers with PowerShell Using regular expressions in SSMS Tuning the Transaction Log for OLTP Optimizing SSIS for dimensional data Real-time BI and much moreManning Publications and the authors of this book support the children of Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that performs free reconstructive surgery for children suffering from facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates by mobilizing medical volunteers who provide education and training programs to local doctors on the latest surgical techniques. ========================================​======= Table of Contents PART 1 ARCHITECTURE Edited by Louis Davidson Where are my keys? by Ami Levin "Yes, we are all individuals" A look at uniqueness in the world of SQL by Rob Farley Architectural growth pains by Chris Shaw Characteristics of a great relational database by Louis Davidson Storage design considerations by Denny Cherry Generalization: the key to a well-designed schema by Paul Nielsen PART 2 DATABASE ADMINISTRATION Edited by Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp Increasing availability through testing by Allan Hirt Page restores by Gail Shaw Capacity planning by Greg Larsen Discovering your servers with PowerShell and SMO by Joe Webb Will the real Mr. Smith please stand up? by John Magnabosco Build your own SQL Server 2008 performance dashboard by Pawl Potasinski SQL Server cost recovery by Peter Ward Best practice compliance with Policy-Based Management by Rod Colledge Using SQL Server Management Studio to the fullest by Rodney Landrum Multiserver management and Utility Explorer - best tools for the DBA by Satya Shyam K. Jayanty Top 10 SQL Server admin student misconceptions by Tibor Karaszi High availability of SQL Server in the context of Service Level Agreements by Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski PART 3 DATABASE DEVELOPMENT Edited by Paul Nielsen T-SQL: bad habits to kick by Aaron Bertrand Death by UDF by Kevin Boles Using regular expressions in SSMS by John Paul Cook SQL Server Denali: what's coming next in T-SQL by Sergio Govoni Creating your own data type by Hugo Kornelis Extracting data with regular expressions by Matija Lah Relational division by Peter Larsson SQL FILESTREAM: to BLOB or not to BLOB by Ben Miller Writing unit tests for Transact-SQL by Luciano Moreira Getting asynchronous with Service Broker by Mladen Prajdic Effective use of HierarchyId by Denis Reznik Let Service Broker help you scale your application by Allen White PART 4 PERFORMANCE TUNING AND OPTIMIZATION Edited by Brad M. McGehee Hardware 201: selecting and sizing database server hardware by Glenn Berry Parameter sniffing: your best friend...except when it isn't by Grant Fritchey Investigating the plan cache by Jason Strate What are you waiting for? An introduction to waits and queues by Robert Pearl You see sets, and I see loops by Linchi Shea Performance-tuning the transaction log for OLTP workloads by Brad M. McGehee Strategies for unraveling tangled code by Jennifer McCown Using PAL to analyze SQL Server performance by Tim Chapman Tuning JDBC for SQL Server by Jungsun Kim PART 5 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE Edited by Greg Low Creating a formal Reporting Services report part library by Jessica M. Moss Improving report layout and visualization by Greg Low Developing sharable managed code expressions in SSRS by William Vaughn Designing reports with custom MDX queries by Paul Turley Building a scale-out Reporting Services farm by Edwin Sarmiento Creating SSRS reports from SSAS by Robert Cain Optimizing SSIS for dimensional data loads by Michael Coles SSIS configurations management by Andy Leonard Exploring different types of enumerators in the SSIS Foreach Loop container by Abolfazl Radgoudarzi and Shahriar Nikkhah Late-arriving dimensions in SSIS by John Welch Why automate tasks with SSIS? by Ted Krueger Extending SSIS using the Script component by Tim Mitchell ETL design checklist by Rafael Salas Autogenerating SSAS cubes by Johan Ahlen Scripting SSAS databases - AMO and PowerShell, Better Together by Darren Gosbell Managing context in MDX by Boyan Penev Using time intelligence functions in PowerPivot by Thiago Zavaschi Easy BI with Silverlight PivotViewer by Gogula Aryalingam Excel as a BI frontend tool by Pedro Perfeito Real-time BI with StreamInsight by Allan Mitchell BI solution development design considerations by Siddharth Mehta


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