Implement and administer successful database solution with SQL Server 2017
- Master the required skills to successfully set up, administer, and maintain your SQL Server 2017 database solution
- Design and configure, manage, and secure a rock-solid SQL server
- Comprehensive guide in keeping your SQL server disaster proof and all-time availability
Take advantage of the real power of SQL Server 2017 with all its new features, in addition to covering core database administration tasks. This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you quickly learn how to design, manage, and secure your database solution.
You will learn how to set up your SQL Server and configure new (and existing) environments for optimal use. After covering the designing aspect, the book delves into performance-tuning aspects by teaching you how to effectively use indexes. The book will also teach you about certain choices that need to be made about backups and how to implement a rock-solid security policy and keep your environment healthy. Finally, you will learn about the techniques you should use when things go wrong, and other important topics – such as migration, upgrading, and consolidation – are covered in detail. Integration with Azure is also covered in depth.
Whether you are an administrator or thinking about entering the field, this book will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy databases using SQL Server 2017.
What you will learn
- Learn about the new features of SQL Server 2017 and how to implement them
- Build a stable and fast SQL Server environment
- Fix performance issues
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Setting up SQL Server 2017
Chapter 2. Keeping Your SQL Server Environment Healthy
Chapter 3. Backup and Recovery
Chapter 4. Securing Your SQL Server
Chapter 5. Disaster Recovery Options
Chapter 6. Indexing and Performance
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting SQL Server Environment and Internals
Chapter 8. Migration and Upgrade
Chapter 9. Automation – Using Tools to Manage and Monitor SQL Server 2017
Chapter 10. Always On High Availability Features
Chapter 11. In-Memory OLTP – Why and How to Use it
Chapter 12. Combining SQL Server 2017 with Azure