Itzik Ben-Gan, .. "Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Querying"
March 2009 | English | ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2603-4 | 825 Pages | PDF | 6.12 MB
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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