Up-to-date Microsoft SQL Server 2016 skills made easy! Get up and running on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 in no time with help from this thoroughly revised, practical resource. The book offers thorough coverage of SQL management and development and features full details on the newest business intelligence, reporting, and security features. Filled with new real-world examples and hands-on exercises, Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition, starts by explaining fundamental relational database system concepts. From there, you will learn how to write Transact-SQL statements, execute simple and complex database queries, handle system administration and security, and use the powerful analysis and BI tools. XML, spatial data, and full-text search are also covered in this step-by-step tutorial. · Revised from the ground up to cover the latest version of SQL Server · Ideal both as a self-study guide and a classroom textbook · Written by a prominent professor and best-selling author
Author: Dusan Petkovic
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Build and manage SQL Server 2000 databases easily. Work with Transact-SQL and data definition language, and handle simple and complex queries. You'll also learn to use SQL extensions and stored procedures, views, triggers, and transactions.
Author: Dusan Petkovic
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Get the most out of the rich development capabilities of SQL Server 2016 to build efficient database applications for your organization About This Book Utilize the new enhancements in Transact-SQL and security features in SQL Server 2016 to build efficient database applications Work with temporal tables to get information about data stored in the table at any point in time A detailed guide to SQL Server 2016, introducing you to multiple new features and enhancements to improve your overall development experience Who This Book Is For This book is for database developers and solution architects who plan to use the new SQL Server 2016 features for developing efficient database applications. It is also ideal for experienced SQL Server developers who want to switch to SQL Server 2016 for its rich development capabilities. Some understanding of the basic database concepts and Transact-SQL language is assumed. What You Will Learn Explore the new development features introduced in SQL Server 2016 Identify opportunities for In-Memory OLTP technology, significantly enhanced in SQL Server 2016 Use columnstore indexes to get significant storage and performance improvements Extend database design solutions using temporal tables Exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server in a more efficient way Migrate historical data transparently and securely to Microsoft Azure by using Stretch Database Use the new security features to encrypt or to have more granular control over access to rows in a table Simplify performance troubleshooting with Query Store Discover the potential of R's integration with SQL Server In Detail Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is considered the biggest leap in the data platform history of the Microsoft, in the ongoing era of Big Data and data science. Compared to its predecessors, SQL Server 2016 offers developers a unique opportunity to leverage the advanced features and build applications that are robust, scalable, and easy to administer. This book introduces you to new features of SQL Server 2016 which will open a completely new set of possibilities for you as a developer. It prepares you for the more advanced topics by starting with a quick introduction to SQL Server 2016's new features and a recapitulation of the possibilities you may have already explored with previous versions of SQL Server. The next part introduces you to small delights in the Transact-SQL language and then switches to a completely new technology inside SQL Server - JSON support. We also take a look at the Stretch database, security enhancements, and temporal tables. The last chapters concentrate on implementing advanced topics, including Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP. You will finally be introduced to R and how to use the R language with Transact-SQL for data exploration and analysis. By the end of this book, you will have the required information to design efficient, high-performance database applications without any hassle. Style and approach This book is a detailed guide to mastering the development features offered by SQL Server 2016, with a unique learn-as-you-do approach. All the concepts are explained in a very easy-to-understand manner and are supplemented with examples to ensure that you—the developer—are able to take that next step in building more powerful, robust applications for your organization with ease.
Author: Dejan Sarka,Milos Radivojevic,William Durkin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Distribute Actionable, Timely BI with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 and Power BI Drive better, faster, more informed decision making across your organization using the expert tips and best practices featured in this hands-on guide. Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Fourth Edition, shows, step-by-step, how to distribute high-performance, custom analytics to users enterprise-wide. Discover how to build BI Semantic Models, create data marts and OLAP cubes, write MDX and DAX scripts, and share insights using Microsoft client tools. The book includes coverage of self-service business intelligence with Power BI. • Understand the goals and components of successful BI • Build data marts, OLAP cubes, and Tabular models • Load and cleanse data with SQL Server Integration Services • Manipulate and analyze data using MDX and DAX scripts and queries • Work with SQL Server Analysis Services and the BI Semantic Model • Author interactive reports using SQL Server Data Tools • Create KPIs and digital dashboards • Implement time-based analytics • Embed data model content in custom applications using ADOMD.NET • Use Power BI to gather, model, and visualize data in a self-service environment
Author: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Written in an easy-to-follow, example-driven format, there are plenty of stepbystep 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.
Author: Reza Rad
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
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
Author: Patrick LeBlanc
Publisher: Pearson Education
With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this ebook, we introduce new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TemDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancements, and R integration.
Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud
Author: Stacia Varga,Denny Cherry,Joseph D'Antoni
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Earn over $120,000 as an SQL database developer and/or designer! SQL Server 2016 database design & SQL programming book is an essential guide for building a bright career in Information Technology. It is sufficient to master this SQL Server 2016 book to know SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014 since the book has frequent version references. The relational database is a marvelous invention (thanks to IBM staff) of Computer Science to organize and manipulate data in a logical way. The SQL (Structured Query Language) is equally magical invention which allows us to work with data - 10 rows or 10 billion rows - at ease. SQL Server 2016 is the latest and best RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) from Microsoft with a host of new enhancements. Upon mastering this book you can launch a rewarding career in SQL Server database design and programming. Good Luck! Contents at a Glance SQL Server 2016 New Features CHAPTER 1: SQL Server Sample & System Databases CHAPTER 2: Installing SQL Server 2016 CHAPTER 3: Structure of the SELECT Statement CHAPTER 4: SQL Server Management Studio CHAPTER 5: Basic Concepts of Client-Server Computing CHAPTER 6: Fundamentals of Relational Database Design CHAPTER 7: Normal Forms & Database Normalization CHAPTER 8: Functional Database Design CHAPTER 9: Advanced Database Design Concepts CHAPTER 10: New Programming Features in SS 2012 & 2014 CHAPTER 11: JOINing Tables with INNER & OUTER JOINs CHAPTER 12: Basic SELECT Statement Syntax & Examples CHAPTER 13: Subqueries in SELECT Statements CHAPTER 14: SELECT INTO Table Creation & Population CHAPTER 15: Modify Data - INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE & MERGE CHAPTER 16: The Magic of Transact-SQL Programming CHAPTER 17: Exporting & Importing Data APPENDIX A: Job Interview Questions APPENDIX B: Job Interview Answers
Author: Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A book-and-video introduction to Microsoft's Business Intelligence tools If you are just starting to get a handle on Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) tools, this book and accompanying video provides you with the just the right amount of information to perform basic business analysis and reporting. You'll explore the components and related tools that comprise the Microsoft BI toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010. After a basic primer on BI and data modeling, the expert team of authors provides you with step-by-step lessons in the book and videos on the accompanying DVD on how to use SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel BI (including PowerPivot), and SharePoint. Integrates instructional videos with each of the lessons found in the book to enhance your learning experience Explores the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010 Encourages you to practice what you've learned in "Try It Out" sections Contains video demonstrations that walk you through how to tackle each lesson featured in the book With Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, veteran authors present you with an ideal introductory book-and-video package so that you can get started working with the BI toolset immediately!/p Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
Author: Brian Knight,Devin Knight,Adam Jorgensen,Patrick LeBlanc,Mike Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Learn SQL Server Reporting Services and become current with the 2016 edition. Develop interactive, dynamic reports that combine graphs, charts, and tabular data into attractive dashboards and reports to delight business analysts and other users of corporate data. Deliver mobile reports to anywhere and any device. Build vital knowledge of Reporting Services at a time when Microsoft's dominance in business intelligence is on the rise. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services turns novices into skilled report developers. The book begins by explaining how to set up the development environment. It then walks you through creating your first reports using the built-in wizard. After showing what is possible, the book breaks down and explains the skills needed to create reports from scratch. And not just reports! But also dashboards with charts, graphs, and maps. Each chapter builds on knowledge gained in the previous chapters with step-by-step tutorials. sql server="" reporting="" services="" is="" a="" skillset="" in="" high="" demand.="" knowing="" about="" can="" help="" everyone="" from="" seasoned="" database="" administrators="" to="" mid-life="" career="" changers="" hoping="" break="" into="" information="" technology. iBeginning SQL Server Reporting Services Build reports with and without the built-in wizard. Build interactive features such as drill-through reports. Build dashboards full of charts, graphs, and maps. Build mobile reports. What You Will Learn Set up your development environment. Organized projects and share components among reports. Create report using a wizard. Create reports from scratch, including grouping levels, parameters, and drill through features. Build interactive dashboard with graphs, charts, and maps. Deploy and manage reports for use by others in the business. Who This Book Is For Database professionals of all experience levels who have some experience in databases and want to make the leap into business intelligence reporting. The book is an excellent choice for those needing to add Reporting Services to their current list of skills, or who are looking for a skill set that is in demand for in order to break into IT.
Author: Kathi Kellenberger
Implement and administer successful database solution with SQL Server 2017 About This Book Master the required skills to successfully set up, administer, and maintain your SQL Server 2017 database solution Design and configure, manage, and secure a rock-solid SQL server Comprehensive guide in keeping your SQL server disaster proof and all-time availability Who This Book Is For This book targets database administrators with an interest in SQL Server 2017 administration. Readers are expected to have some experience with previous SQL Server versions. What You Will Learn Learn about the new features of SQL Server 2017 and how to implement them Build a stable and fast SQL Server environment Fix performance issues by optimizing queries and making use of indexes Perform a health check of an existing troublesome database environment Design and use an optimal database management strategy Implement efficient backup and recovery techniques in-line with security policies Combine SQL Server 2017 and Azure and manage your solution by various automation techniques Perform data migration, cluster upgradation and server consolidation In Detail Take advantage of the real power of SQL Server 2017 with all its new features, in addition to covering core database administration tasks. This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you quickly learn how to design, manage, and secure your database solution. You will learn how to set up your SQL Server and configure new (and existing) environments for optimal use. After covering the designing aspect, the book delves into performance-tuning aspects by teaching you how to effectively use indexes. The book will also teach you about certain choices that need to be made about backups and how to implement a rock-solid security policy and keep your environment healthy. Finally, you will learn about the techniques you should use when things go wrong, and other important topics - such as migration, upgrading, and consolidation - are covered in detail. Integration with Azure is also covered in depth. Whether you are an administrator or thinking about entering the field, this book will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy databases using SQL Server 2017. Style and approach A comprehensive guide for database professionals, covering a wide range of topics from installation, maintenance, and configuration to managing systems for operational efficiency and high availability; best practices for maintaining a highly reliable database solution are also supplied from industry experts.
One stop solution for DBAs to monitor, manage, and maintain enterprise databases
Author: Marek Chmel,Vladimir Muzny
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2012. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on. Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, developing triggers, and applying aggregate functions. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed. Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it. Current: Newly updated for SQL Server 2012 Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains
A Problem-Solution Approach
Author: Jason Brimhall,David Dye,Timothy Roberts,Wayne Sheffield,Jonathan Gennick,Joseph Sack
Build smarter and efficient database application systems for your organization with SQL Server 2017 Key Features Build database applications by using the development features of SQL Server 2017 Work with temporal tables to get information stored in a table at any time Use adaptive querying to enhance the performance of your queries Book Description Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is the next big step in the data platform history of Microsoft as it brings in the power of R and Python for machine learning and containerization-based deployment on Windows and Linux. Compared to its predecessor, SQL Server 2017 has evolved into Machine Learning with R services for statistical analysis and Python packages for analytical processing. This book prepares you for more advanced topics by starting with a quick introduction to SQL Server 2017’s new features and a recapitulation of the possibilities you may have already explored with previous versions of SQL Server. The next part introduces you to enhancements in the Transact-SQL language and new database engine capabilities and then switches to a completely new technology inside SQL Server: JSON support. We also take a look at the Stretch database, security enhancements, and temporal tables. Furthermore, the book focuses on implementing advanced topics, including Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP. Towards the end of the book, you’ll be introduced to R and how to use the R language with Transact-SQL for data exploration and analysis. You’ll also learn to integrate Python code in SQL Server and graph database implementations along with deployment options on Linux and SQL Server in containers for development and testing. By the end of this book, you will have the required information to design efficient, high-performance database applications without any hassle. What you will learn Explore the new development features introduced in SQL Server 2017 Identify opportunities for In-Memory OLTP technology Use columnstore indexes to get storage and performance improvements Exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server Use the new security features to encrypt or mask the data Control the access to the data on the row levels Discover the potential of R and Python integration Model complex relationships with the graph databases in SQL Server 2017 Who this book is for Database developers and solution architects looking to design efficient database applications using SQL Server 2017 will find this book very useful. In addition, this book will be valuable to advanced analysis practitioners and business intelligence developers. Database consultants dealing with performance tuning will get a lot of useful information from this book as well. Some basic understanding of database concepts and T-SQL is required to get the best out of this book.
A professional guide to designing and developing enterprise database applications
Author: William Durkin,Miloš Radivojević,Dejan Sarka
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
This book is a guide for you on how to use SQL Server 2017. It begins by guiding you on how to get SQL Server 2017 installed on the various operating systems, including the Server Core. After a successful installation of SQL Server 2017, it comes with only a number of features enabled, while the other features are disabled. This is for the reduction of the features which can be attacked by any potential attacker. This book guides you on how to enable, disable, and perform a number of configurations on the various SQL Server 2017 features. You are then guided on how to create a new database in SQL Server 2017. You will also learn how to play around with this database by adding data to it, adding log files to the database, changing the size of the database, and even modifying the data contained in the database. Note that the book guides you on how to do this by use of both SQL Server Management Studio and Transact-SQL. The process of creating User-defined Data Type Aliases in SQL Server 2017 is also discussed. The process of backing a SQL Server 2017 database is explored. You will learn the various ways to do this, as well how to restore the database. The following topics are discussed in this book:- Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2017- Surface Area Configuration- Creating a Database- Creating User-Defined Data Type Alias- Creating a Full Database Backup- Restoring a Database
A Practical Guide for Beginners
Author: Gregory Blake
Category: Client/server computing
Optimize reporting and BI with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports provides a comprehensive lesson in business intelligence (BI), operational reporting and Reporting Services architecture using a clear, concise tutorial approach. You'll learn effective report solution design based upon many years of experience with successful report solutions. Improve your own reports with advanced, best-practice design, usability, query design, and filtering techniques. Expert guidance provides insight into common report types and explains where each could be made more efficient, while providing step-by step instruction on Microsoft SQL Server 2016. All changes to the 2016 release are covered in detail, including improvements to the Visual Studio Report Designer (SQL Server Data Tools) and Report Builder, Mobile Dashboard Designer, the new Report Portal Interface, HTML-5 Rendering, Power BI integration, Custom Parameters Pane, and more. The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 release will include significant changes. New functionality, new capabilities, re-tooled processes, and changing support require a considerable update to existing knowledge. Whether you're starting from scratch or simply upgrading, this book is an essential guide to report design and business intelligence solutions. Understand BI fundamentals and Reporting Services architecture Learn the ingredients to a successful report design Get up to speed on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Grasp the purpose behind common designs to optimize your reporting Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier, and more powerful than ever in web, desktop and portal solutions. Compatibility with an extensive variety of data sources makes it a go-to solution for organizations across the globe. The 2016 release brings some of the biggest changes in years, and the full depth and breadth of these changes can create a serious snag in your workflow. For a clear tutorial geared toward the working professional, Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports is the ideal guide for getting up to speed and producing successful reports.
Author: Paul Turley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQL Master T-SQL fundamentals and write robust code for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts and helps you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises. The book first introduces T-SQL’s roots and underlying logic. Next, it walks you through core topics such as single-table queries, joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators. Then the book covers more-advanced data-query topics such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets. The book also explains how to modify data, work with temporal tables, and handle transactions, and provides an overview of programmable objects. Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan shows you how to: Review core SQL concepts and its mathematical roots Create tables and enforce data integrity Perform effective single-table queries by using the SELECT statement Query multiple tables by using joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators Use advanced query techniques such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets Insert, update, delete, and merge data Use transactions in a concurrent environment Get started with programmable objects–from variables and batches to user-defined functions, stored procedures, triggers, and dynamic SQL
Author: Itzik Ben-Gan
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Harness the power of SQL Server 2017 Integration Services to build your data integration solutions with ease About This Book Acquaint yourself with all the newly introduced features in SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Program and extend your packages to enhance their functionality This detailed, step-by-step guide covers everything you need to develop efficient data integration and data transformation solutions for your organization Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for software engineers, DW/ETL architects, and ETL developers who need to create a new, or enhance an existing, ETL implementation with SQL Server 2017 Integration Services. This book would also be good for individuals who develop ETL solutions that use SSIS and are keen to learn the new features and capabilities in SSIS 2017. What You Will Learn Understand the key components of an ETL solution using SQL Server 2016-2017 Integration Services Design the architecture of a modern ETL solution Have a good knowledge of the new capabilities and features added to Integration Services Implement ETL solutions using Integration Services for both on-premises and Azure data Improve the performance and scalability of an ETL solution Enhance the ETL solution using a custom framework Be able to work on the ETL solution with many other developers and have common design paradigms or techniques Effectively use scripting to solve complex data issues In Detail SQL Server Integration Services is a tool that facilitates data extraction, consolidation, and loading options (ETL), SQL Server coding enhancements, data warehousing, and customizations. With the help of the recipes in this book, you'll gain complete hands-on experience of SSIS 2017 as well as the 2016 new features, design and development improvements including SCD, Tuning, and Customizations. At the start, you'll learn to install and set up SSIS as well other SQL Server resources to make optimal use of this Business Intelligence tools. We'll begin by taking you through the new features in SSIS 2016/2017 and implementing the necessary features to get a modern scalable ETL solution that fits the modern data warehouse. Through the course of chapters, you will learn how to design and build SSIS data warehouses packages using SQL Server Data Tools. Additionally, you'll learn to develop SSIS packages designed to maintain a data warehouse using the Data Flow and other control flow tasks. You'll also be demonstrated many recipes on cleansing data and how to get the end result after applying different transformations. Some real-world scenarios that you might face are also covered and how to handle various issues that you might face when designing your packages. At the end of this book, you'll get to know all the key concepts to perform data integration and transformation. You'll have explored on-premises Big Data integration processes to create a classic data warehouse, and will know how to extend the toolbox with custom tasks and transforms. Style and approach This cookbook follows a problem-solution approach and tackles all kinds of data integration scenarios by using the capabilities of SQL Server 2016 Integration Services. This book is well supplemented with screenshots, tips, and tricks. Each recipe focuses on a particular task and is written in a very easy-to-follow manner.
Author: Christian Cote,Matija Lah,Dejan Sarka
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Explains how to use Structured Query Language to work within a relational database system, including information retrieval, security, data manipulation, and user management.
Author: Ben Forta
Publisher: Pearson Education
Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The first ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors - both Microsoft MVPs in Azure - present both conceptual and how-to content for key areas, including: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines Azure Storage Azure Virtual Networks Databases Azure Active Directory Management tools Business scenarios Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.
Author: Michael Collier,Robin Shahan
Publisher: Microsoft Press