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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


This chapter provided a detailed overview of a very valuable part of SQL Server, called In-Memory OLTP. The biggest advantage is the in-memory nature of the solution; the biggest risk we need to consider is the memory consumption.

In the first section, we went through an architectural overview. We also compared different approaches to transaction handling for disk-based and in-memory data.

In the second section, we learned how to implement tasks that have to be done before implementing In-Memory OLTP, and then we created objects hosted by the In-Memory OLTP part of SQL Server.

In the third section, we saw how to apply In-Memory OLTP in real-world use cases. In this section, we went through the step-by-step usage of in-memory samples.

In the last and most important section, we saw how to monitor In-Memory OLTP. If we follow the techniques mentioned in the discussion on the topic of monitoring, we should never run out of memory.

As a conclusion, we can say that...