Joe Celko's Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080884455

Category: Computers

Page: 309

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Joe Celko has looked deep into the code of SQL programmers and found a consistent and troubling pattern - a frightening lack of consistency between their individual encoding schemes and those of the industries in which they operate. This translates into a series of incompatible databases, each one an island unto itself that is unable to share information with others in an age of internationalization and business interdependence. Such incompatibility severely hinders information flow and the quality of company data. Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL reveals the shift these programmers need to make to overcome this deadlock. By collecting and detailing the diverse standards of myriad industries, and then giving a declaration for the units that can be used in an SQL schema, Celko enables readers to write and implement portable data that can interface to any number of external application systems! This book doesn't limit itself to one subject, but serves as a detailed synopsis of measurement scales and data standards for all industries, thereby giving RDBMS programmers and designers the knowledge and know-how they need to communicate effectively across business boundaries. * Collects and details the diverse data standards of myriad industries under one cover, thereby creating a definitive, one-stop-shopping opportunity for database programmers. * Enables readers to write and implement portable data that can interface to any number external application systems, allowing readers to cross business boundaries and move up the career ladder. * Expert advice from one of the most-read SQL authors in the world who is well known for his ten years of service on the ANSI SQL standards committee and Readers Choice Award winning column in Intelligent Enterprise.
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Joe Celko's Analytics and OLAP in SQL

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080495931

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 6628

Joe Celko's Analytics and OLAP in SQL is the first book that teaches what SQL programmers need in order to successfully make the transition from On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) systems into the world of On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP). This book is not an in-depth look at particular subjects, but an overview of many subjects that will give the working RDBMS programmers a map of the terra incognita they will face — if they want to grow. It contains expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist, who has given ten years of service to the ANSI SQL standards committee and many more years of dependable help to readers of online forums. It offers real-world insights and lots of practical examples. It covers the OLAP extensions in SQL-99; ETL tools, OLAP features supported in DBMSs, other query tools, simple reports, and statistical software. This book is ideal for experienced SQL programmers who have worked with OLTP systems who need to learn techniques—and even some tricks—that they can use in an OLAP situation. Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist, who has given ten years of service to the ANSI SQL standards committee and many more years of dependable help to readers of online forums First book that teaches what SQL programmers need in order to successfully make the transition from transactional systems (OLTP) into the world of data warehouse data and OLAP Offers real-world insights and lots of practical examples Covers the OLAP extensions in SQL-99; ETL tools, OLAP features supported in DBMSs, other query tools, simple reports, and statistical software
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Joe Celko's SQL Programming Style

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080478838

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 9834

Are you an SQL programmer that, like many, came to SQL after learning and writing procedural or object-oriented code? Or have switched jobs to where a different brand of SQL is being used, or maybe even been told to learn SQL yourself? If even one answer is yes, then you need this book. A "Manual of Style" for the SQL programmer, this book is a collection of heuristics and rules, tips, and tricks that will help you improve SQL programming style and proficiency, and for formatting and writing portable, readable, maintainable SQL code. Based on many years of experience consulting in SQL shops, and gathering questions and resolving his students’ SQL style issues, Joe Celko can help you become an even better SQL programmer. Help you write Standard SQL without an accent or a dialect that is used in another programming language or a specific flavor of SQL, code that can be maintained and used by other people. Enable you to give your group a coding standard for internal use, to enable programmers to use a consistent style. Give you the mental tools to approach a new problem with SQL as your tool, rather than another programming language — one that someone else might not know!
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Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties

Advanced SQL Programming

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 012800830X

Category: Computers

Page: 852

View: 3722

SQL for Smarties was hailed as the first book devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert. Now, 20 years later and in its fifth edition, this classic reference still reigns supreme as the only book written by a SQL master that teaches programmers and practitioners to become SQL masters themselves! These are not just tips and techniques; also offered are the best solutions to old and new challenges. Joe Celko conveys the way you need to think in order to get the most out of SQL programming efforts for both correctness and performance. New to the fifth edition, Joe features new examples to reflect the ANSI/ISO Standards so anyone can use it. He also updates data element names to meet new ISO-11179 rules with the same experience-based teaching style that made the previous editions the classics they are today. You will learn new ways to write common queries, such as finding coverings, partitions, runs in data, auctions and inventory, relational divisions and so forth. SQL for Smarties explains some of the principles of SQL programming as well as the code. A new chapter discusses design flaws in DDL, such as attribute splitting, non-normal forum redundancies and tibbling. There is a look at the traditional acid versus base transaction models, now popular in NoSQL products. You’ll learn about computed columns and the DEFERRABLE options in constraints. An overview of the bi-temporal model is new to this edition and there is a longer discussion about descriptive statistic aggregate functions. The book finishes with an overview of SQL/PSM that is applicable to proprietary 4GL vendor extensions. New to the 5th Edition: Downloadable data sets, code samples, and vendor-specific implementations! Overview of the bitemporal model Extended coverage of descriptive statistic aggregate functions New chapter covers flaws in DDL Examination of traditional acid versus base transaction models Reorganized to help you navigate related topics with ease Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist Joe Celko, who served on the ANSI SQL standards committee for over a decade Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment, whether it is SQL 92 or SQL 2011 Offers tips for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges
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Joe Celko's Thinking in Sets: Auxiliary, Temporal, and Virtual Tables in SQL

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080557526

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4965

Perfectly intelligent programmers often struggle when forced to work with SQL. Why? Joe Celko believes the problem lies with their procedural programming mindset, which keeps them from taking full advantage of the power of declarative languages. The result is overly complex and inefficient code, not to mention lost productivity. This book will change the way you think about the problems you solve with SQL programs.. Focusing on three key table-based techniques, Celko reveals their power through detailed examples and clear explanations. As you master these techniques, you’ll find you are able to conceptualize problems as rooted in sets and solvable through declarative programming. Before long, you’ll be coding more quickly, writing more efficient code, and applying the full power of SQL • Filled with the insights of one of the world’s leading SQL authorities - noted for his knowledge and his ability to teach what he knows. • Focuses on auxiliary tables (for computing functions and other values by joins), temporal tables (for temporal queries, historical data, and audit information), and virtual tables (for improved performance). • Presents clear guidance for selecting and correctly applying the right table technique.
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Joe Celko's Trees and Hierarchies in SQL for Smarties

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123877334

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 5204

Provides information on developing database applications in SQL, covering such topics as adjacendy list model, nested sets, binary trees, data modeling, graphs, and hierarchical database systems.
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Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080491684

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7923

Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers, Second Edition, challenges you with his trickiest puzzles and then helps solve them with a variety of solutions and explanations. Author Joe Celko demonstrates the thought processes that are involved in attacking a problem from an SQL perspective to help advanced database programmers solve the puzzles you frequently face. These techniques not only help with the puzzle at hand, but also help develop the mindset needed to solve the many difficult SQL puzzles you face every day. This updated edition features many new puzzles; dozens of new solutions to puzzles; and new chapters on temporal query puzzles and common misconceptions about SQL and RDBMS that leads to problems. This book is recommended for database programmers with a good knowledge of SQL. A great collection of tricky SQL puzzles with a variety of solutions and explanations Uses the proven format of puzzles and solutions to provide a user-friendly, practical look into SQL programming problems - many of which will help users solve their own problems New edition features: Many new puzzles added!, Dozens of new solutions to puzzles, and using features in SQL-99, Code is edited to conform to SQL STYLE rules, New chapter on temporal query puzzles, New chapter on common misconceptions about SQL and RDBMS that leads to problems
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Joe Celko’s Complete Guide to NoSQL

What Every SQL Professional Needs to Know about Non-Relational Databases

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124072208

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 2556

Joe Celko's Complete Guide to NoSQL provides a complete overview of non-relational technologies so that you can become more nimble to meet the needs of your organization. As data continues to explode and grow more complex, SQL is becoming less useful for querying data and extracting meaning. In this new world of bigger and faster data, you will need to leverage non-relational technologies to get the most out of the information you have. Learn where, when, and why the benefits of NoSQL outweigh those of SQL with Joe Celko's Complete Guide to NoSQL. This book covers three areas that make today's new data different from the data of the past: velocity, volume and variety. When information is changing faster than you can collect and query it, it simply cannot be treated the same as static data. Celko will help you understand velocity, to equip you with the tools to drink from a fire hose. Old storage and access models do not work for big data. Celko will help you understand volume, as well as different ways to store and access data such as petabytes and exabytes. Not all data can fit into a relational model, including genetic data, semantic data, and data generated by social networks. Celko will help you understand variety, as well as the alternative storage, query, and management frameworks needed by certain kinds of data. Gain a complete understanding of the situations in which SQL has more drawbacks than benefits so that you can better determine when to utilize NoSQL technologies for maximum benefit Recognize the pros and cons of columnar, streaming, and graph databases Make the transition to NoSQL with the expert guidance of best-selling SQL expert Joe Celko
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Joe Celko's Data & Databases

Concepts in Practice

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9781558604322

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 8430

This text covers basic database concepts to provide a conceptual understanding of data and databases necessary for database design and development.
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Database Modeling and Design

Logical Design

Author: Toby J. Teorey,Sam Lightstone,Tom Nadeau

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123820200

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 2758

Database systems and database design technology have undergone significant evolution in recent years. The relational data model and relational database systems dominate business applications; in turn, they are extended by other technologies like data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining. How do you model and design your database application in consideration of new technology or new business needs? In the extensively revised fifth edition, you'll get clear explanations, lots of terrific examples and an illustrative case, and the really practical advice you have come to count on--with design rules that are applicable to any SQL-based system. But you'll also get plenty to help you grow from a new database designer to an experienced designer developing industrial-sized systems. In-depth detail and plenty of real-world, practical examples throughout Loaded with design rules and illustrative case studies that are applicable to any SQL, UML, or XML-based system Immediately useful to anyone tasked with the creation of data models for the integration of large-scale enterprise data.
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PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Second Edition

Author: Kirk Paul Lafler

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612907342

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 2983

Kirk Lafler's PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Second Edition, offers a step-by-step example-driven guide that helps readers master the language of PROC SQL. Packed with analysis and examples illustrating an assortment of PROC SQL options, statements, and clauses, this book can be approached in a number of ways. Users can read it cover-to-cover or selectively by chapter; they can use the extensive index to find content of interest or refer to the helpful "Summary" that precede each chapter to look for help on a specific topic. The second edition explores new and powerful features in SAS 9.3, and includes such topics as adding data to a table with a SET clause; bulk loading data from Microsoft Excel; distinguishing between DATA step merges and PROC SQL joins; rules for designing indexes; cardinality and index selectivity; and demystifying join algorithms. It also features an expanded discussion of CASE expressions, and new sections on complex query applications, and grouping and performance. Delving into the workings of PROC SQL with greater analysis and discussion, PROC SQL: Beyond the Basic Using SAS, Second Edition, examines a broad range of topics and provides greater detail about this powerful database language using discussion and numerous real-world examples. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
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The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL

Author: Ken Henderson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201615760

Category: Computers

Page: 551

View: 5917

Demonstrates important concepts and offers working Transact-SQL code, covering data filtering, DDL, DML, statistical functions, runs and sequences, transactions, stored procedures and triggers, and performance tuning.
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SQL Performance Tuning

Author: Peter Gulutzan,Trudy Pelzer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201791693

Category: Computers

Page: 495

View: 1264

A very practical guide to making databases run faster and better. A poorly performing database application can cost each user time, and have an impact on other applications running on the same computer or the same network. This book will help DBAUs and programmers improve the performance of their databases.
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Effective SQL

61 Specific Ways to Write Better SQL

Author: John L. Viescas,Douglas J. Steele,Ben G. Clothier

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134579062

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 3048

Effective SQL brings together the hands-on solutions and practical insights you need to solve a wide range of complex problems with SQL, and to design databases that make it far easier to manage data in the future. Leveraging the proven format of the best-selling Effective series, it focuses on providing clear, practical explanations, expert tips, and plenty of realistic examples -- all in full color. Drawing on their immense experience as consultants and instructors, three world-class database experts identify specific challenges, and distill each solution into five pages or less. Throughout, they provide well-annotated SQL code designed for all leading platforms, as well as code for specific implementations ranging from SQL Server to Oracle and MySQL, wherever these vary or permit you to achieve your goal more efficiently. Going beyond mere syntax, the authors also show how to avoid poor database design that makes it difficult to write effective SQL, how to improve suboptimal designs, and how to work around designs you can't change. You'll also find detailed sections on filtering and finding data, aggregation, subqueries, and metadata, as well as specific solutions for everything from listing products to scheduling events and defining data hierarchies. Simply put, if you already know the basics of SQL, Effective SQL will help you become a world-class SQL problem-solver.
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LogiQL

A Query Language for Smart Databases

Author: Terry Halpin,Spencer Rugaber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482244942

Category: Computers

Page: 347

View: 6910

LogiQL is a new state-of-the-art programming language based on Datalog. It can be used to build applications that combine transactional, analytical, graph, probabilistic, and mathematical programming. LogiQL makes it possible to build hybrid applications that previously required multiple programming languages and databases. In this first book to cover LogiQL, the authors explain how to design, implement, and query deductive databases using this new programming language. LogiQL’s declarative approach enables complex data structures and business rules to be simply specified and then automatically executed. It is especially suited to business applications requiring complex rules to be implemented efficiently, for example predictive analytics and supply chain optimization. Suitable for both novices and experienced developers, the book is written in easy-to-understand language. It includes many examples and exercises throughout to illustrate the main concepts and consolidate understanding.
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Logic and Databases

The Roots of Relational Theory

Author: C. J. Date

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425122906

Category: Computers

Page: 445

View: 4291

Databases are based on logic - right? Everybody knows that. Or do they? Chris Date's most recent book explores the myriad ways in which logic affects the database world.
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Managing Time in Relational Databases

How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data

Author: Tom Johnston,Randall Weis

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080963372

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 1960

Managing Time in Relational Databases: How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data introduces basic concepts that will enable businesses to develop their own framework for managing temporal data. It discusses the management of uni-temporal and bi-temporal data in relational databases, so that they can be seamlessly accessed together with current data; the encapsulation of temporal data structures and processes; ways to implement temporal data management as an enterprise solution; and the internalization of pipeline datasets. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 traces the history of temporal data management and presents a taxonomy of bi-temporal data management methods. Part 2 provides an introduction to Asserted Versioning, covering the origins of Asserted Versioning; core concepts of Asserted Versioning; the schema common to all asserted version tables, as well as the various diagrams and notations used in the rest of the book; and how the basic scenario works when the target of that activity is an asserted version table. Part 3 deals with designing, maintaining, and querying asserted version databases. It discusses the design of Asserted Versioning databases; temporal transactions; deferred assertions and other pipeline datasets; Allen relationships; and optimizing Asserted Versioning databases. Integrates an enterprise-wide viewpoint with a strong conceptual model of temporal data management allowing for realistic implementation of database application development. Provides a true practical guide to the different possible methods of time-oriented databases with techniques of using existing funtionality to solve real world problems within an enterprise data architecture environment. Written by IT professionals for IT professionals, this book employs a heavily example-driven approach which reinforces learning by showing the results of puting the techniques discussed into practice.
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Understanding the New SQL

A Complete Guide

Author: Jim Melton,Alan R. Simon

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9781558602458

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 2625

The only book you'll ever need on SQL. The authors detail the changes in the new standard and provide a thorough guide to programming with SQL 2 for both newcomers and experienced programmers. The book is one that novice programmers should read cover to cover and experienced DBMS professionals should have as a definitive reference book for the new SQL 2 standard.
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SQL Cookbook

Author: Anthony Molinaro

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596009763

Category: Computers

Page: 595

View: 7066

A guide to SQL covers such topics as retrieving records, metadata queries, working with strings, data arithmetic, date manipulation, reporting and warehousing, and hierarchical queries.
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Inside Microsoft SQL Server 6.5

Author: Ron Soukup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572313316

Category: Computers

Page: 819

View: 6186

With CDROM Ron Soukup, former general manager for the SQL Server product and current SQL team guru, has penned this comprehensive guide for those who develop this important database tool. The book covers all frequently asked questions about SQL Server. The CD includes all SQL Server documents--the ideal tool for handy reference or for
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