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SQL Server Execution Plans
by Grant Fritchey - Simple Talk Publishing , 2012
An execution plan describes what's going on behind the scenes when SQL Server executes a query. This book leads you right from the basics of capturing plans, through how to interrupt them, and how to diagnose the causes of poor query performance.
Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer
by Benjamin Nevarez - Red gate books , 2011
A better understanding of what the Query Optimizer does behind the scenes can help you to improve the performance of your databases and applications, and this book explains the core concepts behind how the SQL Server Query Optimizer works.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
by Ross Mistry, Stacia Misner - Microsoft Press , 2012
Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2008 R2 and wants to understand its capabilities.
Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA
by Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger - Red gate books , 2011
SQL Server-related performance problems come up regularly and diagnosing and solving them can be difficult and time consuming. Read this book for descriptions of the most common issues and practical solutions to fix them quickly and accurately.
SQL Server Statistics
by Holger Schmeling - Simple-Talk Publishing , 2010
Reading Holger's booklet is a great way of brushing up on the subject of Statistics and query-optimization. It is reasonably short, and geared to the practitioner rather than the theoretician. It is careful to stick with the things you need to know.
Defensive Database Programming with SQL Server
by Alex Kuznetsov - Red Gate Books , 2010
The goal of Defensive Programming is to produce resilient code that responds gracefully to the unexpected. In this book, you will find practical programming techniques that will improve the quality of your T-SQL code and increase its robustness.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
by Ross Mistry, Stacia Misner - Microsoft Press , 2010
This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2008 R2 and wants to understand its capabilities. The purpose is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Some familiarity with SQL Server is assumed.
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 7 in 21 Days
by Richard Waymire, Rick Sawtell - Sams , 1998
The book introduces you to every aspect of Microsoft's flagship back-end database engine. Organized with a FAQ-like summary at the end of every chapter, it familiarizes you with all the features and even brings you up to expert level on a few of them.