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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555583194, 9780080554082

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: Ken England Gavin Powell
eBook ISBN: 9780080554082
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583194
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 9th April 2007
Page Count: 520
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Database professionals will find that this new edition aids in mastering the latest version of Microsoft’s SQL Server. Developers and database administrators (DBAs) use SQL on a daily basis in application development and the subsequent problem solving and fine tuning. Answers to SQL issues can be quickly located helping the DBA or developer optimize and tune a database to maximum efficiency.

Basic questions are easily located on the topics of filtering, sorting, operators, conditionals, pseudo columns, single row functions, joins, grouping functions, sub queries, composite queries, hierarchies, flashback queries, parallel queries, expressions and regular expressions. Assistance on DML, data types (including collections), XML, DDL for basic database objects such as tales, views and indexes, partitioning, and security is also considered.

Key Features

  • Identifies and discusses the most common issues database administrators (DBAs) face day-to-day
    Provides DBAs with solutions actually used by the authors in enterprise environments
    Explores new features which add more control but reduce performance


Microsoft SQL Database Administrators, Developers, and Systems Managers. Students, end users.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Performance and SQL Server 2005
Chapter 2. Logical database design for performance
Chapter 3. Physical database design
Chapter 4. SQL Server storage structures
Chapter 5. Indexing
Chapter 6. Basic query tuning
Chapter 7. What is query optimization?
Chapter 8. Investigating and influencing the optimizer
Chapter 9. SQL Server 2005 and Windows 2003
Chapter 10. Transactions and locking
Chapter 11. Performance and architectural choices
Chapter 12. Monitoring performance

Appendix A – Syntax Conventions
Appendix B – Database Scripts
Appendix C - Performance Strategies and Tuning Checklist


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About the Authors

Ken England

Ken England is President and Founder of Database Technologies, a database consulting, product evaluation and training firm. A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Ken England is widely regarded as an authority on SQL Server and other leading database products. He is also the author of the SQL Server 6.5 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook.

Affiliations and Expertise

President and Founder of Database Technologies, a database consultancy, product evaluation and training firm.

Gavin Powell

Gavin Powell, BSc. Comp.Sci., OCP (Oracle8i Certified Professional) has fifteen years of computer industry experience. Diverse experience in database administration and database development in both relational and object databases. Applications development experience is procedural and object-oriented. He also has some systems administration experience. His extensive consulting experience includes software vendors, internet .COM’s (some unfortunately have met with their demise), accounting, banking, financial services, the travel industry, construction, retail, mining, shipping, education and general advisory capacity. Gavin Powell has worked with many software products, tools and programming languages. These tools include items in the list shown below. He has authored two successful books Oracle …High performance Tuning and the just released Oracle SQL

Affiliations and Expertise

Microsoft and Database consultant; Author of seven database books.

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