Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T–SQL Querying

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T–SQL Querying

by Dejan Sarka (Author), Dejan Sarka (Author), Lubor Kollar (Author), Steve Kass (Author), Itzik Ben–gan (Author)


Tackle the toughest set-based querying and query tuning problems-guided by an author team with in-depth, inside knowledge of T-SQL. Deepen your understanding of architecture and internals-and gain practical approaches and advanced techniques to optimize your code's performance.

Discover how to:

  • Move from procedural programming to the language of sets and logic
  • Optimize query tuning with a top-down methodology
  • Assess algorithmic complexity to predict performance
  • Compare data-aggregation techniques, including new grouping sets
  • Manage data modification-insert, delete, update, merge-for performance
  • Write more efficient queries against partitioned tables
  • Work with graphs, trees, hierarchies, and recursive queries
  • Plus-Use pure-logic puzzles to sharpen your problem-solving skills


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 832
Edition: 1
Publisher: Microsoft Press US
Published: 01 Mar 2009

ISBN 10: 0735626030
ISBN 13: 9780735626034

Author Bio

Steve Kass, PhD, is an MVP for SQL Server and a professor of mathematics and computer science. He has written for SQL Server Magazine and spoken at SQL Server Magazine Connections events.