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SQL Server 2019 Administrator's Guide - Second Edition

By : Marek Chmel, Vladimír Mužný
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SQL Server 2019 Administrator's Guide - Second Edition

By: Marek Chmel, Vladimír Mužný

Overview of this book

SQL Server is one of the most popular relational database management systems developed by Microsoft. This second edition of the SQL Server Administrator's Guide will not only teach you how to administer an enterprise database, but also help you become proficient at managing and keeping the database available, secure, and stable. You’ll start by learning how to set up your SQL Server and configure new and existing environments for optimal use. The book then takes you through designing aspects and delves into performance tuning by showing you how to use indexes effectively. You’ll understand certain choices that need to be made about backups, implement security policy, and discover how to keep your environment healthy. Tools available for monitoring and managing a SQL Server database, including automating health reviews, performance checks, and much more, will also be discussed in detail. As you advance, the book covers essential topics such as migration, upgrading, and consolidation, along with the techniques that will help you when things go wrong. Once you’ve got to grips with integration with Azure and streamlining big data pipelines, you’ll learn best practices from industry experts for maintaining a highly reliable database solution. Whether you are an administrator or are looking to get started with database administration, this SQL Server book will help you develop the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy database solutions.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Provisioning the SQL Server Environment
Section 2: Server and Database Maintenance
Section 3: High Availability and the Cloud with SQL Server 2019

In-Memory OLTP usage scenarios

The upcoming sections are going to show you some useful scenarios for In-Memory OLTP usage. The following sections are intended as walkthrough examples. We will work with a large amount of data in In-Memory OLTP, then we will change the scope to heavily updated data, and in the next exercise, we will add a system versioning feature. In the last example, we will merge OLTP and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) workloads, two highly different areas of data manipulation, using In-Memory OLTP to make them work together efficiently.

Assignment of the user story sample

To provide a consistent use case, we will use an imaginary water management company. Such companies have geographically distributed networks delivering water across a whole region. The network has to be monitored constantly because the company has to be informed about every abnormality or disorder as soon as possible.

That's why there's approximately...