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BI Solutions Using SSAS Tabular Model Succinctly
In BI Solutions Using SSAS Tabular Model Succinctly by Parikshit Savjani, delivering a business intelligence solution is broken down into simple steps to help you turn raw data into an interactive reporting dashboard. Savjani walks you through the layers of a BI solution, how to develop a tabular data model with SSAS, and how to prepare the data model for deployment before turning it into an interactive dashboard in Microsoft Power View. If you're just getting started with the Microsoft BI stack or looking for another analysis tool for your data, download the e-book today.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014: Technical Overview
In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments.
SQL Server Analysis Services Succinctly
The massive amount of data collected by businesses often creates a lot of work without doing much good. To make data work for them, businesses need solutions that summarize and organize it in ways that will influence the decisions they make each day.

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication
It is a common requirement to make data that lives on one server available on another. You might want to speed up cross-server queries by providing a local copy of the data. You might want to make the data available to resource intensive reporting queries without affecting the OLTP load, maybe even with an intentional delay in synchronization, so that reports run against complete days only. You may wish to replicate a complete database to a secondary 'standby' server for high availability.

SQL Server Concurrency: Locking, Blocking and Row Versioning
This book is for anyone using SQL Server as a programmer, an administrator, or even a user, who wants to understand how SQL Server manages multiple sessions, and what causes excessive blocking. It is also for those SQL Server professionals who need to know how to troubleshoot and solve blocking and deadlocking problems.

SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition
This book is the only in-depth look at how to improve your SQL query performance through careful design of execution plans

The Art of SQL Server FILESTREAM
Storing large object data in the database offers a number of benefits, but introduces performance challenges. Conversely, storing large object data in the file system has overriding performance advantages, but fails to offer some of the basic data integrity, security and manageability features that are required for business data, and which SQL Server provides. Up to now, most people have adopted file system storage by necessity, and often struggled to overcome the associated shortcomings.
Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views
Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) are a significant and valuable addition to the DBA's troubleshooting armory, laying bare previously unavailable information regarding the under-the-covers activity of your database sessions and transactions.

SQL Server Backup and Restore
This book shows you how to set-up a reliable, tested, SQL Server backup and restore plan. Get tips for recovering your data with minimum downtime. Learn how to minimize data loss when disaster strikes. The tool of choice in this book for backup automation is Red Gate SQL Backup. Building your own automated solution will take a lot of work, but we do offer some advice on possible options, such as PowerShell scripting, T-SQL scripts and SQL Server Agent jobs.

Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer
The SQL Server Query Optimizer is perceived by many to be a magic black box, transforming SQL queries into high performance execution plans in the blink of an eye through some unknowable process. The truth is that, while the Query Optimizer is indeed the highly-complex result of decades of research, learning how it works its magic is not only possible, but immensely useful to database developers and administrators alike.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
This book explores the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and technical decision makers.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2008 R2 and wants to understand its capabilities. In a book of this size, we cannot cover every feature that distinguishes SQL Server from other databases, and consequently we assume that you have some familiarity with SQL Server already. You might be a database administrator (DBA), an application developer, a power user, or a technical decision maker. Regardless of your role, we hope that you can use this book to discover the features in SQL Server 2008 R2 that are most beneficial to you.
SQL Server Statistics
A Distribution Statistics object is a sampled map of the distribution of data in a table. Such statistics help the Query Optimizer of SQL Server's Database Engine to translate the 'logical' SQL Query into the best strategy for doing all the physical operations of joining, sorting, and selecting the data. Most of the time, this work happens effectively without the database administrator having to be aware of what is going on, but occasionally, if the statistics no longer reflect what is actually in the table, then queries can suddenly run grindingly slow. At this point, the DBA must intervene to correct the problem.

The Red Gate Guide to SQL Server Team-based Development
This book shows how to use of mixture of home-grown scripts, native SQL Server tools, and tools from the Red Gate SQL Toolbelt, to successfully develop database applications in a team environment, and make database development as similar as possible to "normal" development.
Defensive Database Programming with SQL Server
The goal of Defensive Programming is to produce resilient code that responds gracefully to the unexpected. To the SQL Server programmer, this means T-SQL code that behaves consistently and predictably in cases of unexpected usage, doesn't break under concurrent loads, and survives predictable changes to database schemas and settings.

Brad's Sure Guide to SQL Server Maintenance Plans
Let Brad McGehee take you on a comprehensive tour of the SQL Server Maintenance Plan Wizard and Designer. Find out how the Maintenance Plan tools let you configure and schedule core database maintenance tasks such as integrity checks, index reorganizations and rebuilds. Learn the correct uses for the tool and find out where more advanced solutions, using T-SQL or PowerShell scripting, would be more appropriate.
The Best of SQLServerCentral.com, Vol.7
SQLServerCentral.com brings you a variety of articles on all aspects of SQL Server from administration to XML and everything in between. Our articles are written by real DBAs and developers, based on the articles and scripts they use in their daily work. And this book is a collection of the best articles we've seen from the past year from over 50 authors.

SQL Server Crib Sheet Compendium
As a developer, DBA or manager, you may not want to know all about XML, replication or Reporting Services, but if you next project uses one or more of these technologies heavily then the best place to start is from the 'jungle roof'.





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