Basic questions are easily located on the topics of filtering, sorting, operators, conditionals, pseudo columns, single row functions, joins, grouping functions, sub queries, composite queries, hierarchies, flashback queries, parallel queries, expressions and regular expressions. Assistance on DML, data types (including collections), XML, DDL for basic database objects such as tales, views and indexes, partitioning, and security is also considered.
* Identifies and discusses the most common issues database administrators (DBAs) face day-to-day
*Provides DBAs with solutions actually used by the authors in enterprise environments
*Explores new features which add more control but reduce performance
Chapter 1. Performance and SQL Server 2005
Chapter 2. Logical database design for performance
Chapter 3. Physical database design
Chapter 4. SQL Server storage structures
Chapter 5. Indexing
Chapter 6. Basic query tuning
Chapter 7. What is query optimization?
Chapter 8. Investigating and influencing the optimizer
Chapter 9. SQL Server 2005 and Windows 2003
Chapter 10. Transactions and locking
Chapter 11. Performance and architectural choices
Chapter 12. Monitoring performance
Performance Strategies and Tuning Checklist
Ken England is President and Founder of Database Technologies, a database consulting, product evaluation and training firm. A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Ken England is widely regarded as an authority on SQL Server and other leading database products. He is also the author of the SQL Server 6.5 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook.
Powell, Gavin JT
Gavin Powell, BSc. Comp.Sci., OCP (Oracle8i Certified Professional) has fifteen years of computer industry experience. Diverse experience in database administration and database development in both relational and object databases. Applications development experience is procedural and object-oriented. He also has some systems administration experience. His extensive consulting experience includes software vendors, internet .COM's (some unfortunately have met with their demise), accounting, banking, financial services, the travel industry, construction, retail, mining, shipping, education and general advisory capacity. Gavin Powell has worked with many software products, tools and programming languages. These tools include items in the list shown below. He has authored two successful books Oracle .High performance Tuning and the just released Oracle SQL