SQL Server Books

Start to Finish Guide to SQL Server Performance Tuning

Book Review Start to Finish Guide to SQL Server Performance Tuningby K. Brian KelleyCopyright 2002NetImpress Publishing While there are a lot of books that offer a chapter or two on how to use Performance Monitor (System Monitor) or Profiler to help tune SQL Server, it is hard to find in-depth information on this topic, that […]

Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in 21 Days

Book Review Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in 21 Daysby Richard Waymire, Rick SawtellCopyright 2001Sams Publishing Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com One of the things that amazes me the most about running this website is the number of newly minted DBAs who visit. I sometimes forget this as I […]

Transact-SQL Cookbook

Book Review Transact-SQL Cookbookby Ales Spetic & Jonathan GennickCopyright 2002O’Reilly & Associates Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com So you have mastered Transact-SQL, and you know how to SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE data. But, do you know how to create and use a pivot table, how to summarize classes of […]

Transact-SQL Language Reference Guide

Book Review Transact-SQL Language Reference Guideby Randy DyessCopyright 2002TransactSQL.Com I don’t know about you, but I have a terrible memory when it comes to details. I especially have a difficult time remembering Transact-SQL syntax, especially those commands that I don’t use often. Then there are those cases where I know a particular command exists to […]

The Guru’s Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals

Book Review The Guru’s Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internalsby Ken HendersonCopyright 2003Addison-Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com If you have read any of Ken Henderson’s books before, such as The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL or The Guru’s Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML and HTML, you already […]

The Guru’s Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML and HTML

Book Review The Guru’s Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML and HTMLby Ken HendersonCopyright 2002Addison-Wesley Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com I have read many, many programming books over the years. One of the biggest gripes I have had with most of them is while they explain the “how” of […]

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

Book Review Inside Microsoft SQL Server 7.0by Ron Soukup and Kalen DelaneyCopyright 1999Microsoft Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com I’ll begin by saying that this book is a “must-have” for all DBAs, beginner and experienced alike. This book provides the best reference available on how SQL Server works internally, although […]

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Performance Tuning Technical Reference

Book Review Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Performance Tuning Technical Referenceby Steve Adrien DeLuca and othersCopyright 2000Microsoft Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com As far as I know, this is the only book available on the market that exclusively covers how to performance tune SQL Server 7.0. Because of this, I […]

Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 7.0: Notes from the Field

Book Review Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 7.0: Notes from the Fieldby Microsoft Consulting ServicesCopyright 1999Microsoft Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com This book provides a wide variety of real-life experiences on installing, configuring, and maintaining SQL Server 7.0 in the real world. It takes a case study approach, and each […]

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Resource Guide

Book Review Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Resource Guideby Microsoft StaffCopyright 1999Microsoft Press Find out more about this book,or purchase it, from Amazon.com This book is a conglomeration of SQL Server information arranged more like an encyclopedia than a book that you read cover to cover. For the most part, you will probably want to pick […]
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