Microsoft SQL Server 2008 A Beginner’s guide by Dušan Petković

By Dušan Petković

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Learn to exploit the entire strong positive aspects to be had in SQL Server 2008 quick and simply. Microsoft SQL Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide explains the basics of every subject along examples and tutorials that stroll you thru real-world database initiatives. set up SQL Server 2008, build high-performance databases, use strong Transact-SQL statements, create saved tactics and triggers, and execute easy and complicated database queries. functionality tuning, Database Engine safety, enterprise Intelligence, and XML also are covered.     

  • Set up, configure, and keep SQL Server 2008
  • Build and deal with database gadgets utilizing Transact-SQL statements
  • Create saved strategies and user-defined functions
  • Optimize database functionality, availability, and reliability
  • Implement stable safety utilizing authentication, encryption, and authorization
  • Automate initiatives utilizing SQL Server Agent
  • Create trustworthy information backups and practice faultless process restores
  • Use all-new SQL Server 2008 enterprise Intelligence, improvement, and management tools
  • Learn intimately the SQL Server XML know-how (SQLXML)

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Although the sample database can be used for many of the examples in this book, for some examples, tables with lot of rows are necessary (to show optimization features, for instance). For this reason, two Microsoft sample databases—AdventureWorks and AdventureWorksDW—are also used. com/MSFTDBProdSamples. xxxiii This page intentionally left blank Part # I Basic Concepts and Installation Copyright © 2008 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Click here for terms of use. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 1 Relational Database Systems—An Introduction In This Chapter c Database Systems: An Overview c Relational Database Systems c Database Design c Syntax Conventions Copyright © 2008 by The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Note Generally, two SQL Server edition groups exist: 32-bit and 64-bit. The requirements for these two groups differ. Therefore, the values listed in this section are general values. aspx. Officially, the minimum requirement for main memory is 512MB. However, almost everybody recognizes that such a minimal configuration will not perform very well, and as a general guideline, main memory of your computer should be at least 1GB or more. Hard disk space requirements depend on your system configuration and the applications you choose to install.

In this chapter, “SQL Server” refers to all components of that system that are installed on your computer. Purpose of the SQL Server System The purpose of the SQL Server system can be manifold. For example, your system may be used exclusively for education, or it may be a production system. In the case of production systems, you need to make decisions concerning the number of users and the amount of stored data, because these systems differ widely. Another decision concerning modern database systems is whether the system is used for operational or analytical tasks.

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