Enjoy reading interviews with more than two dozen data professionals to see a picture of what it’s like to work in the industry managing and analyzing data, helping you to know what it takes to move from your current expertise into one of the fastest growing areas of technology today. Data is the hottest word of the century, and data professionals are in high demand. You may already be a data professional such as a database administrator or business intelligence analyst. Or you may be one of the many people who want to work as a data professional, and are curious how to get there. Either way, this collection helps you understand how data professionals work, what makes them successful, and what they do to keep up. You’ll find interviews in this book with database administrators, database programmers, data architects, business intelligence professionals, and analytics professionals. Interviewees work across industry sectors ranging from healthcare and banking to finance and transportation and beyond. Each chapter illuminates a successful professional at the top of their game, who shares what helped them get to the top, and what skills and attitudes combine to make them successful in their respective fields. Interviewees in the book include: Mindy Curnutt, Julie Smith, Kenneth Fisher, Andy Leonard, Jes Borland, Kevin Feasel, Ginger Grant, Vicky Harp, Kendra Little, Jason Brimhall, Tim Costello, Andy Mallon, Steph Locke, Jonathan Stewart, Joseph Sack, John Q. Martin, John Morehouse, Kathi Kellenberger, Argenis Fernandez, Kirsten Benzel, Tracy Boggiano, Dave Walden, Matt Gordon, Jimmy May, Drew Furgiuele, Marlon Ribunal, and Joseph Fleming. All of them have been successful in their careers, and share their perspectives on working and succeeding in the field as data and database professionals. What You'll Learn Stand out as an outstanding professional in your area of data work by developing the right set of skills and attitudes that lead to success Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, and recover from operational failures and bad technology decisions Understand current trends and best practices, and stay out in front as the field evolves Break into working with data through database administration, business intelligence, or any of the other career paths represented in this book Manage stress and develop a healthy work-life balance no matter which career path you decide upon Choose a suitable path for yourself from among the different career paths in working with data Who This Book Is For Database administrators and developers, database and business intelligence architects, consultants, and analytic professionals, as well as those intent on moving into one of those career paths. Aspiring data professionals and those in related technical fields who want to make a move toward managing or analyzing data on a full-time basis will find the book useful. Existing data professionals who want to be outstanding and successful at what they do will also appreciate the book's advice and guidance.
Author: Malathi Mahadevan
Essential Microsoft® SQL Server® 2017 installation, configuration, and management techniques for Linux Foreword by Kalen Delaney, Microsoft SQL Server MVP This comprehensive guide shows, step-by-step, how to set up, configure, and administer SQL Server 2017 on Linux for high performance and high availability. Written by a SQL Server expert and respected author, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux teaches valuable Linux skills to Windows-based SQL Server professionals. You will get clear coverage of both Linux and SQL Server and complete explanations of the latest features, tools, and techniques. The book offers clear instruction on adaptive query processing, automatic tuning, disaster recovery, security, and much more. •Understand how SQL Server 2017 on Linux works•Install and configure SQL Server on Linux•Run SQL Server on Docker containers•Learn Linux Administration•Troubleshoot and tune query performance in SQL Server•Learn what is new in SQL Server 2017•Work with adaptive query processing and automatic tuning techniques•Implement high availability and disaster recovery for SQL Server on Linux•Learn the security features available in SQL Server
Author: Benjamin Nevarez
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Provides information on ways to achieve high performance from PL/SQL.
Expert Secrets for High Performance Programming
Author: Timothy S. Hall,Don Burleson
Publisher: Rampant TechPress
This book covers a verity of topics, including in-memory data grid, highly available service grid, streaming (event processing for IoT and fast data) and in-memory computing use cases from high-performance computing to get performance gains. The book will be particularly useful for those, who have the following use cases: 1) You have a high volume of ACID transactions in your system. 2) You have database bottleneck in your application and want to solve the problem. 3) You want to develop and deploy Microservices in a distributed fashion. 4) You have an existing Hadoop ecosystem (OLAP) and want to improve the performance of map/reduce jobs without making any changes in your existing map/reduce jobs. 5) You want to share Spark RDD directly in-memory (without storing the state into the disk) 7) You are planning to process continuous never-ending streams and complex events of data. 8) You want to use distributed computations in parallel fashion to gain high performance.
Author: Shamim bhuiyan,Michael Zheludkov,Timur Isachenko
Delve inside the core SQL Server engine—and put that knowledge to work—with guidance from a team of well-known internals experts. Whether database developer, architect, or administrator, you’ll gain the deep knowledge you need to exploit key architectural changes—and capture the product’s full potential. Discover how SQL Server works behind the scenes, including: What happens internally when SQL Server builds, expands, shrinks, and moves databases How to use event tracking—from triggers to the Extended Events Engine Why the right indexes can drastically reduce your query execution time How to transcend normal row-size limits with new storage capabilities How the Query Optimizer operates Multiple techniques for troubleshooting problematic query plans When to force SQL Server to reuse a cached query plan—or create a new one What SQL Server checks internally when running DBCC How to choose among five isolation levels and two concurrency models when working with multiple concurrent users
Author: Kalen Delaney,Adam Machanic,Paul S. Randal,Kimberly L. Tripp,Conor Cunningham,Ben Nevarez
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Over 100 expert recipes to design, create, and deploy SSIS packages with this book and ebook.
An Expert Cookbook
Author: Reza Rad,Pedro Perfeito
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 is a deep dive into perhaps the single-most important facet of good performance: indexes, and how to best use them. The book begins in the shallow waters with explanations of the types of indexes and how they are stored in databases. Moving deeper into the topic, and further into the book, you will look at the statistics that are accumulated both by indexes and on indexes. All of this will help you progress towards properly achieving your database performance goals. What you'll learn from Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 will help you understand what indexes are doing in the database and what can be done to mitigate and improve their effects on performance. The final destination is a guided tour through a number of real-world scenarios and approaches that can be taken to investigate, mitigate, and improve the performance of your database. Defines indexes and provides an understanding of their role Uncovers and explains the statistics that are kept in indexes Teaches strategies and approaches for indexing databases
Author: Jason Strate,Ted Krueger
This book is your field guide to planning, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting Always On Availability Groups. The Always On Availability Groups feature is an enterprise-level solution for high availability and disaster recovery. Always On provides a rich set of options that reduce overhead and resource usage and enable database administrators to implement and manage high availability and disaster recovery solutions far more easily than by implementing the log-shipping and database-mirroring solutions of the past. Pro SQL Server Always On Availability Groups shows how to reduce downtime, maximize application availability, and provide data protection. The goal is always to have your SQL Server databases up and running whenever you need them, rain or shine, disaster or otherwise. With a focus on real-world experiences and war stories, authors Uttam Parui and Vivek Sanil offer you: Tips, tricks, and best practices for architecting and deploying availability groups. The confidence required to manage and monitor availability groups. Techniques to troubleshoot common issues that you may face during and after deploying availability groups in a mission-critical production environment. What You Will Learn Grasp important concepts underlying high-availability and disaster recovery. Plan and deploy Always On Availability Groups in your corporate environment. Manage Availability Groups to ensure constant readiness and high throughput. Monitor Availability Group performance and troubleshoot problems fast. Build on the cloud and make Windows Azure part of your availability solution. Employ proven techniques and best practices as tested and shared by the authors. Audience Pro SQL Server Always On Availability Groups is aimed at SQL Server architects, database administrators, and IT professionals who are tasked with architecting and deploying a high-availability and disaster recovery solution involving Microsoft SQL Server. This book is also for SQL Server support staff who will be managing and supporting existing availability group deployments.
Author: Uttam Parui,Vivek Sanil
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 What you’ll learn Create databases, tables, and indexes Query and manipulate data Store and manage XML inside the database Move business logic into the database Resolve common performance problems. Build reports that matter to your business. Perform common backup and recovery tasks. Who this book is for SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes is aimed at technically-oriented users of SQL Server desiring to extract the full power of the platform through it's powerful, built-in programming and scripting language. Target readers include developers who use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as their back–end database, and the database administrators who create, manage, and secure those databases. Table of Contents Getting Started with SELECT Elementary Programming Nulls and Other Pitfalls Combining Data from Multiple Tables Grouping and Summarizing Advanced SELECT Techniques Query Techniques for Reporting Inserting, Updating, Deleting Working with Strings Working with Dates Working with Numbers Transactions, Locking, Blocking, Deadlocking Managing Tables Managing Views Managing Indexes Managing Large Tables Stored Procedures User-Defined Functions Triggers Error Handling Query Performance Hints Index Tuning and Statistics XML Files, Filegroups, and Integrity Backup Recovery Principals and Users Securables and Permissions Objects and Dependencies
A Problem-Solution Approach
Author: Jason Brimhall,David Dye,Andy Roberts,Wayne Sheffield,Jonathan Gennick
In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will learn professional techniques to design and build efficient databases and query them to extract useful information. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of ANSI SQL from the ground up. Example code demonstrates the authors’ professional techniques, while exercises written for MySQL offer the reader hands-on learning with an open-source database. Included are advanced techniques for using views, managing transactions, database administration, and extending SQL. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks. Q&As, Quizzes, and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes and Tips point out shortcuts and solutions. New terms are clearly defined and explained. Learn how to… Use SQL-2003, the latest standard for the Structured Query Language Design and deploy efficient, secure databases Build advanced queries for information retrieval Sort, group, and summarize information for best presentation Tune databases and queries for maximum performance Understand database administration and security techniques For more than ten years the authors have studied, applied, and documented the SQL standard and its application to critical database systems. Ryan Stephens and Ron Plew are entrepreneurs, speakers, and cofounders of Perpetual Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a fast-growing IT management and consulting firm which specializes in database technologies. They taught database courses for Indiana University–Purdue University in Indianapolis for five years and have authored more than a dozen books on Oracle, SQL, database design, and the high availability of critical systems. Arie D. Jones is Senior SQL Server database administrator and analyst for PTI. He is a regular speaker at technical events and has authored several books and articles. Category: Database Covers: ANSI SQL User Level: Beginning–Intermediate Register your book at informit.com/title/9780672330186 for convenient access to updates and corrections as they become available.
Author: Ryan Stephens,Ron Plew,Arie D. Jones
Publisher: Sams Publishing
The Fifth Edition of Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 21 Days More than 48,000 sold! In just one hour a day, you’ll have all the skills you need to begin creating effective SQL queries, reports, and database applications. With this complete tutorial, you’ll quickly master the basics and then move on to more advanced features and concepts: Quickly apply essential SQL techniques in useful, real-world queries Design trustworthy, high-performance databases Manipulate your data with views and transactions Leverage powerful features including stored procedures, triggers, and cursors Work with new objects introduced with the latest SQL standards Get practical, expert tips on implementing SQL in your business environment Learn on your own time, at your own pace No previous SQL or database experience required Learn techniques that work with any current version of SQL Discover how to write faster, more efficient queries Secure your data using best practices from experienced database administrators Build more powerful databases with features exclusive to Oracle SQL*Plus, Oracle PL/SQL, and Microsoft Transact-SQL Write queries for the free, open source MySQL database Embed your SQL code in other applications
Author: Ryan Stephens,Ron Plew,Arie D. Jones
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Author: Sajal Dam
Publisher: Wrox Press
Category: Client/server computing