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Author Walters, Robert E

Title Beginning SQL Server 2012 administration / Rob Walters, Grant Fritchey ; technical reviewer, Matt Eddinger
Published [New York] : [Apress], ©2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series The expert's voice in SQL server
Expert's voice in SQL server.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; About the Authors; About the Technical Reviewer; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who This Book Is For; How This Book Is Structured; Contacting the Authors; CHAPTER 1 The Database Administration Profession; Why Do We Need a DBA? Access Runs Great!; What Exactly Does a DBA Do Anyway?; Database Maintenance; Security and Regulatory Compliance; Disaster Recovery; Design and Performance Improvement; Documentation; Salary Information; Words from Real-World DBAs; Grant Fritchey, Principal DBA
Roman Rehak, Principal Database ArchitectCharlie Pyne, Senior DBA; Ed Clapper, Database Product Architect Manager; Michael Esposito, Senior Technical Consultant and DBA; Summary; CHAPTER 2 Planning and Installing SQL Server 2012; Understanding the Editions; Demystifying 32-Bit and 64-Bit Architectures; Server Editions; Standard Edition; Business Intelligence Edition; Enterprise Edition; Specialized Editions; Developer Edition; Express Edition; SQL Server Express LocalDB; Evaluation Edition; SQL Server Terminology; Planning Your Installation; Assessing the Environment
Choosing the Right EditionValidating Hardware and Software Requirements; Installing SQL Server Evaluation Edition; Step 1: Downloading SQL Server Evaluation Edition; Step 2: Understanding the SQL Server Installation Center; Planning Tab; Installation Tab; Maintenance Tab; Tools Tab; Resources Tab; Advanced Tab; Options Tab; Step 3: Installing an Instance of SQL Server; Setup Role Page; Feature Selection Page; Instance Configuration Page; Disk Space Requirements Page; Server Configuration Page; Database Engine Configuration Page; Error and Usage Reporting Page; Installation Rules Page
Ready to Install PageUpgrading SQL Server; Summary; CHAPTER 3 What's in the Toolbox?; Connecting to SQL Server; Issuing Queries Using SSMS; Object Explorer; Writing the Query; Document Windows; Results Pane; Managing Multiple Servers; Registered Servers; Queries Against Multiple Servers; Policy-Based Management; Monitoring Server Activity; Activity Monitor; Performance Data Collector; Reports; Other Tools from the Start Menu; Analysis Services Folder; Configuration Tools Folder; SQL Server Installation Center; SQL Server Error and Usage Reporting; Reporting Services Configuration Manager
SQL Server Configuration ManagerDocumentation and Community Folder; Community Projects and Samples; SQL Server Documentation; Integration Services Folder; Data Profiler Viewer; Execute Package Utility; Project Conversion Wizard; Performance Tools Folder; Database Engine Tuning Advisor; SQL Server Profiler; Import and Export Data Wizard; SQL Server Data Tools; Command-Line Tools; SQLCMD; Connecting to SQL Server; Passing Variables; PowerShell Provider for SQL Server; Summary; CHAPTER 4 SQL Server Development; Touring SSMS Through the Eyes of a Developer; IntelliSense; Query Designer; Templates
Summary Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. It's an ideal book for those new to database administration, as well for those moving to SQL Server from other database brands such as Oracle and IBM DB2. SQL Server is more than just a database. It's situated within a larger context that includes solutions for reporting, for integrating data from other systems, for business intelligence and analysis, and more. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration paints the big picture to help you understand SQL Server's place in the grand scheme. Then you'll move into the nuts and bolts of installing the product, learning the management tools at your disposal, creating your first database, and maintaining that database in an ongoing state of readiness. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration lays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator. Provides the essentials of successful SQL Server administration Covers the latest trends such as virtualization and cloud computing Paints the big picture of Microsoft's data platform
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
In Springer eBooks
Subject SQL server.
SQL server.
Client/server computing.
Database management.
COMPUTERS -- Client-Server Computing.
Client/server computing.
Database management.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Fritchey, Grant.
Eddinger, Matt.
LC no. 2012286085
ISBN 9781430239826
Other Titles SQL Server 2012 administration