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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals

Dive deep inside the architecture of SQL Server 2012

Explore the core engine of Microsoft SQL Server 2012—and put that practical knowledge to work. Led by a team of SQL Server experts, you’ll learn the skills you need to exploit key architectural features. Go behind the scenes to understand internal operations for creating, expanding, shrinking, and moving databases—whether you’re a database developer, architect, or administrator.

Discover how to:

  • Dig into SQL Server 2012 architecture and configuration
  • Use the right recovery model and control transaction logging
  • Reduce query execution time through proper index design
  • Track events, from triggers to the Extended Event Engine
  • Examine internal structures with database console commands
  • Transcend row-size limitations with special storage capabilities
  • Choose the right transaction isolation level and concurrency model
  • Take control over query plan caching and reuse

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. SQL Server 2012 architecture and configuration
Chapter 2. The SQLOS
Chapter 3. Databases and database files
Chapter 4. Special databases
Chapter 5. Logging and recovery
Chapter 6. Table storage
Chapter 7. Indexes: internals and management
Chapter 8. Special storage
Chapter 9. Special indexes
Chapter 10. Query execution
Chapter 11. The Query Optimizer
Chapter 12. Plan caching and recompilation
Chapter 13. Transactions and concurrency
Chapter 14. DBCC internals

Book Details

  • Paperback: 982 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (November 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735658560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735658561
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