Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer (Benjamin Nevarez)

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Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer (Benjamin Nevarez)

Many people believe the SQL Server Query Optimizer to be a mysterious black box that instantly converts SQL queries into high-performance execution plans through an unknown mechanism.

While it is true that the Query Optimizer is a highly complicated product of years of research, database administrators and developers can both benefit greatly from understanding how it operates.

The performance of your databases and applications can be enhanced by having a better grasp of what the Query Optimizer does in the background. This book discusses the fundamental ideas underlying how the SQL Server Query Optimizer operates. With this information, you'll be able to create better queries, give the Query Optimizer all the data it requires to generate effective execution plans, and solve problems when the Query Optimizer fails to give you the best plan possible. Benjamin has used relational databases for more than 15 years and has been using SQL Server since version 6.5. During that time, he has seen the SQL Server Relational Engine develop and improve. His advice will give you a solid foundation in the Query Optimizer's workings as well as everything you need to know to start fine-tuning your queries.

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About the Authors
Database expert Benjamin Nevarez is based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5 and has more than 15 years of experience with relational databases. The two most recent books by Kalen Delaney, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals," were technically edited by Benjamin. 
Published Date / Year
(March 7, 2011)
272 psges
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PDF and ePub

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