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SQL Server on Linux

By : Jasmin Azemović
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SQL Server on Linux

By: Jasmin Azemović

Overview of this book

Microsoft's launch of SQL Server on Linux has made SQL Server a truly versatile platform across different operating systems and data-types, both on-premise and on-cloud. This book is your handy guide to setting up and implementing your SQL Server solution on the open source Linux platform. You will start by understanding how SQL Server can be installed on supported and unsupported Linux distributions. Then you will brush up your SQL Server skills by creating and querying database objects and implementing basic administration tasks to support business continuity, including security and performance optimization. This book will also take you beyond the basics and highlight some advanced topics such as in-memory OLTP and temporal tables. By the end of this book, you will be able to recognize and utilize the full potential of setting up an efficient SQL Server database solution in your Linux environment.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

WideWorldImporters database


This database (https://github.com/Microsoft/sql-server-samples/releases/tag/wide-world-importers-v1.0) is the latest one and fully compatible with all features in SQL Server 2016 and beyond, and it is the most complex. If you are planning to learn or develop your SQL skills, I highly recommend not starting with WideWordlImporters until you have sufficient knowledge about SQL Server specific features, such as temporal tables, in-memory OLTP, data masking, and so on.

This database contains a lot of useful gems, just waiting to be explored, and based on the examples, implemented inside your own projects. The following diagram, Figure 5-4, only illustrates one small part of the database:

Figure 5-4. WideWordlImporters locations section

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BuyingGroupsBuyingGroups_ArchiveCitiesCities_ArchiveColdRoomTemperaturesColdRoomTemperatures_ArchiveColorsColors_ArchiveCountriesCountries_ArchiveCustomerCategoriesCustomerCategories_Archive...