Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Internals (Pro - Developer) Paperback – March 11, 2009
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About the Author
Kalen Delaney is a Microsoft MVP who has worked with SQL Server since 1987. She's a subject-matter expert on Microsoft's official SQL Server courses and previously wrote Inside SQL Server (Microsoft Press). She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Paul Randal and wife Kimberly L. Tripp are two of the most-sought-after SQL Server speakers in the world. A Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, Paul is also contributing editor to TechNet Magazine.
Kimberly L. Tripp is a SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director and has worked with SQL Server since 1990. She lectures for a variety of events including Microsoft Tech*Ed and is married to co-editor and SQL guru Paul Randal.
Conor Cunningham is principal architect of the SQL Server Core Engine Team at Microsoft.
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- Publisher : Microsoft Press; 1st edition (March 11, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 784 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0735626243
- ISBN-13 : 978-0735626249
- Item Weight : 2.9 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 2.25 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,333,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've ready every copy of Inside SQL Server from 6.5 through to 2000. And I mean every page. I've read Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: The Storage Engine from cover-to-cover as well. Here's the thing... each edition gets better and better. Subtle little clarifications here. A paragraph of extra information there. And now with SQL Server 2008 Internals you have one of the best guides to the innner workings of SQL Server you can get your hands on.
I must reiterate: This is not a DBA's Guide. By that I mean that it is not filled with step-by-steps. Instead, it explains what's happening when you take those steps. For this reason, the book will not be for everyone; however, for those who are developing database applications based on SQL Server 2008, there's no better way to truly learn how the DB works and, therefore, optimize your application.
Another great book in the series...
The main issue with the previous books was the quality of the writing. I thought Kalen's writing was at times indecipherable. She could write tech with the finness of a sledgehammer. This book is different. This book is very well written and Kalen probably had a very good editor to review this book carefully.
The book deals mainly with the intermediate to advanced architectural aspects of MS SQL. This book, rightfully, is not for the beginners.
Ironically, Kalen left out some of her best works from her SQL 2005 book. For example, The SQL 2005 book had an excellent chapter on indexes. In this book, the indexes are not as aptly covered nor covered as in-depth.
1)Contained an excellent chapter on SP recompile issues.
2)Probably the most technical of all technical books on SQL architecture.
3)Advanced knowledge you cannot find anywhere else.
4)This book is often the primary source of MS SQL interview questions for advanced level experrts.
1)Where is the in-depth chapter on indexes? (SQL 2005 book had one).
2)Although much of SQL architecture is interesting, much of it is automated and there is no practical way to apply that understanding to anything useful.
I recommend this book especially to those who have never read Kalen's book. For the beginners, I would urge "SQL 2008 Unleashed" first before delving into the contents of this book.
Top reviews from other countries
An excellent read, well laid out, extremely well written and a relatively easy to absorb format.
An absolute must if you want to dive head first into the nuts and bolts of SQL Server.
シリーズとしては次の2012が最後で、それ以降はMicrosoft Pressから出ていない。Hekatonに限定して別の会社から『 SQL Server Internals: In-Memory Oltp: Inside the SQL Server 2016 Hekaton Engine ペーパーバック – 2017/10/16 』というのが出てるけど。従来のDBMSにかかわる部分は大きく変化がないからだろうし、Azureの方にシフトしているからでもあるだろうし。あと最新技術情報をトレースするにも、リファレンスとして使うにも紙情報よりもWebの方が適しているからなんだろうなぁ。
著者のKalen Delaney, Paul S. Randal, Kimberly L. TrippはSQL Server関連では著名な人たちで、今も自分たちのブログで日々最新情報を発信してくれている。日本語情報で彼・彼女らのレベルの情報を提供してくれるような人は皆無に近い。自分の中ではSQL Server関連での信頼度が非常に高い人たち。