Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation

Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation

Paperback Expert's Voice in SQL Server

By (author) Louis Davidson, By (author) Kevin Kline, By (author) S. Klein, By (author) Kurt Windisch

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  • Publisher: aPress
  • Format: Paperback | 680 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 229mm x 36mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 25 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Berkley
  • ISBN 10: 143020866X
  • ISBN 13: 9781430208662
  • Edition statement: 2008.
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 805,167

Product description

Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server environment. Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand all the way to the physical implementation of the design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, authors Louis Davidson, Kevin Kline, Scott Klein, and Kurt Windisch show how to 'get it right' in SQL Server database design and lay a solid groundwork for the future use of valuable business data. * Solid foundation in best practices and relational theory * Maximize SQL Server features to enhance security, performance, scalability * Thorough treatment from conceptual design to an effective, physical implementation What you'll learn * Develop conceptual models of client data using interviews and client documentation. * Normalize data models to enhance scalability and the long term use of valuable data. * Translate conceptual models into high--performing SQL Server databases. * Secure and protect the integrity of data as part of meeting regulatory requirements. * Take full advantage of new SQL Server features such as the spatial datatype, XML support, transparent data encryption, and more. * Create effective indexing to speed query performance. Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation is designed for programmers of all types who want to use SQL Server 2008 to store data. Rookie database programmers will find a complete course on the fundamentals of database design that includes conceptual designs and physical implementation. Seasoned veterans will find many tips and tricks for implementing database systems that will be well worth the time invested in reading this book.

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Author information

Louis Davidson has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has spent the majority of his career working with Microsoft SQL Server, beginning from the early days of version 1.0. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in computer science, with a minor in mathematics. Louis is the data architect for Compass Technology ( in Chesapeake, Virginia, leading database development on their suite of nonprofit-oriented CRM products, built on the Microsoft CRM platform and SQL Server technologies.

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