Beginning SQL Server for Developers is the perfect book for developers new to SQL Server and planning to create and deploy applications against Microsoft’s market-leading database system for the Windows platform. Now in its fourth edition, the book is enhanced to cover the very latest developments in SQL Server, including the in-memory features that are introduced in SQL Server 2014.
Within the book, there are plenty of examples of tasks that developers routinely perform. You’ll learn to create tables and indexes, and be introduced to best practices for securing your valuable data. You’ll learn design tradeoffs and find out how to make sound decisions resulting in scalable databases and maintainable code.
SQL Server 2014 introduces in-memory tables and stored procedures. It's now possible to accelerate applications by creating tables (and their indexes) that reside entirely in memory, and never on disk. These new, in-memory structures differ from caching mechanisms of the past, and make possible the extraordinarily swift execution of certain types of queries such as are used in business intelligence applications. Beginning SQL Server for Developershelps you realize the promises of this new feature set while avoiding pitfalls that can occur when mixing in-memory tables and code with traditional, disk-based tables and code.
Beginning SQL Server for Developers takes you through the entire database development process, from installing the software to creating a database to writing the code to connect to that database and move data in and out. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to design and create solid and reliable database solutions using SQL Server.
Essential SQLAlchemy introduces a high-level open-source code library that makes it easier for Python programmers to access relational databases such as Oracle, DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite. SQLAlchemy has become increasingly popular since its release, but it still lacks good offline documentation. This practical book fills the gap, and because a developer wrote it, you get an objective look at SQLAlchemy's tools rather than an advocate's description of all the "cool" features.
SQLAlchemy includes both a database server-independent SQL expression language and an object-relational mapper (ORM) that lets you map "plain old Python objects" (POPOs) to database tables without substantially changing your existing Python code. Essential SQLAlchemy demonstrates how to use the library to create a simple database application, walks you through simple queries, and explains how to use SQLAlchemy to connect to multiple databases simultaneously with the same Metadata. You also learn how to:
In addition, you'll learn how and when to use other extensions to SQLAlchemy, including AssociationProxy, OrderingList, and more.
Essential SQLAlchemy is the much-needed guide for every Python developer using this code library. Instead of a feature-by-feature documentation, this book takes an "essentials" approach that gives you exactly what you need to become productive with SQLAlchemy right away.
Extending SSIS with .NET Scripting is a timeless and comprehensive scripting toolkit for SQL Server Integration Services to solve a wide array of everyday problems that SSIS developers encounter. The detailed explanation of the Script Task and Script Component foundations helps you develop your own scripting solutions, but this book also shows a broad arsenal of readymade and well-documented scripting solutions for common problems. All examples are in both C# and VB.NET, and work for all current versions of SSIS.
SSIS is one of the leading ETL, Data Consolidation, and Data Transformation tools in today’s market. SSIS is used by ETL Developers, DBAs and Data Analysts to transform data as required for different ETL processes. There are many built-in components and tasks to help developers to perform actions. For example, there are tasks for sending and receiving files through FTP, sending an email, and for accessing a wide range of database management systems. Yet there are times when developers require a task or component that does not exist and it would make their life much easier if they could create that task or component, and that is what this book it is about. It shows how to write .NET scripts and use the powerful Microsoft .NET library to implement new functionality as needed.
If you are a developer who is working on data mining for large companies and would like to enhance your knowledge of SQL Server Data Mining Suite, this book is for you. Whether you are brand new to data mining or are a seasoned expert, you will be able to master the skills needed to build a data mining solution.
Whether you are new to data mining or are a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and work with Microsoft Data Mining Suite. Starting with the basics, this book will cover how to clean the data, design the problem, and choose a data mining model that will give you the most accurate prediction.
Next, you will be taken through the various classification models such as the decision tree data model, neural network model, as well as Naive Bayes model. Following this, you'll learn about the clustering and association algorithms, along with the sequencing and regression algorithms, and understand the data mining expressions associated with each algorithm. With ample screenshots that offer a step-by-step account of how to build a data mining solution, this book will ensure your success with this cutting-edge data mining system.
Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics is a practical guide for analyzing and troubleshooting SQL Server performance using wait statistics. Whether you are new to wait statistics, or already familiar with them, this book will help you gain a deeper understanding of how wait statistics are generated and what they can mean for your SQL Server’s performance.
Besides the most common wait types, Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics goes further into the more complex and performance threatening wait types. The different wait types are categorized by their area of impact, and include CPU, IO, Lock, and many more different wait type categories. Filled with clear examples, Pro SQL Server Wait Statisticshelps you gain practical knowledge of why and how specific wait times increase or decrease, and how they impact your SQL Server’s performance.
Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics is the perfect guide for SQL Server DBAs wanting to troubleshoot and optimize SQL Server database installations. The book is also of interest to database developers who are serious about developing highly-performant applications and reporting systems.
Part I: Foundations of Wait Statistics Analysis
1. How Wait Statistics are Generated
2. Querying Wait Statistics
3. Building a Solid Baseline
Part II: Wait Types
4. CPU Wait Types
5. I/O Wait Types
6. Backup Wait Types
7. Lock Wait Types
8. Latch Wait Types
9. High-Availability and Disaster Recovery Wait Types
10: Preemptive Wait Types
11: Background and Miscellaneous Wait Types
12. Chapter 12
13: Appendix A
14. Appendix B
15. Appendix C
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Data is rapidly becoming the powerhouse of industry, but low-quality data can actually put a company at a disadvantage. To be used effectively, data must accurately reflect the real-world scenario it represents, and it must be in a form that is usable and accessible. Quality data involves asking the right questions, targeting the correct parameters, and having an effective internal management, organization, and access system. It must be relevant, complete, and correct, while falling in line with pervasive regulatory oversight programs.
Complementing the bestselling Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel (9780470386811), this indispensable book shows you how to create maintainable and dynamically updated scorecards and performance dashboards using Microsoft's premier reporting tool for the enterprise: SQL Server Reporting Services. The book begins with coverage of performance management methods and metrics and then moves on to introduce you to techniques for developing and delivering both a dashboard and balanced scorecard using Reporting Services. The authors assume very limited knowledge of Reporting Services, allowing you to gradually progress through more advanced topics and solutions.
Big data is big business. But having the data and the computational power to process it isn't nearly enough to produce meaningful results. Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners is a complete resource for technology and marketing executives looking to cut through the hype and produce real results that hit the bottom line. Providing an engaging, thorough overview of the current state of big data analytics and the growing trend toward high performance computing architectures, the book is a detail-driven look into how big data analytics can be leveraged to foster positive change and drive efficiency.
The 2014 release of Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services provides enhancements for managing extraction, transformation, and load operations, plus expanded in-memory capabilities, improved disaster recovery, increased scalability, and much more. The increased functionality will streamline your ETL processes and smooth out your workflow, but the catch is that your workflow must change. New tools come with new best practices, and Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Integration Services will keep you ahead of the curve. SQL Server MVP Brian Knight is the most respected name in the business, and your ultimate guide to navigating the changes to use Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2014 to your utmost advantage.
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