July 16, 2009  5:00 AM

Implementing Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008



Posted by: BrentSheets
Alastair Aitchison, Apress, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Spatial Data

Overview: "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 introduces new geography and geometry spatial datatypes that enable the storage of structured data describing the shape and position of objects in space. This is an interesting and exciting new feature, with many potentially...


May 14, 2009  5:00 AM

Tuning database applications for performance



Posted by: BrentSheets
Data access, Database applications, Database performance, Database scalability, DB2, John Goodson, MySQL, Oracle, Prentice Hall, Robert A. Steward, SQL Server

Overview: "Performance and scalability are more critical than ever in today’s enterprise database applications, and traditional database tuning isn't nearly enough to solve the performance problems you are likely to see in those applications. Nowadays, 75-95%...


April 23, 2009  5:00 AM

Hardening a SQL Server implementation



Posted by: BrentSheets
Database security, Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry, Sams Publishing, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server security

Overview: "If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you've been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the...


March 18, 2009  3:00 AM

How to retrieve data with the SQL SELECT statement



Posted by: BrentSheets
Bryan Syverson, Joel Murach, Mike Murach & Associates, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008

Overview: This book is designed to teach application developers all of the skills they need to use SQL to work with a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database. But it's also a great first book for developers who are on the path to becoming a DBA. Unlike most SQL Server 2008 books,...


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