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Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (SQL Server 2005 Public Beta Edition) Paperback – August 30, 2005
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Scalability Experts is focused on providing scalable solutions to optimize mission-critical applications and database architectures for medium enterprise and Fortune 500 customers. They are specifically focused on Microsoft SQL Server, in the areas of end to end scalability, performance, availability, security, database migration and Business Intelligence. The consulting practice consists of an in-depth discovery project to deploy a new Microsoft SQL Server database as well as an in-depth analysis of an existing SQL environment to reach maximum scalability and ROI. The product development practice offers scalability tools for building scalable and highly available architecture.
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The best thing is that the book is based on "stable" June CTP and contains most recent information. I looked for other available titles on SQL Server 2005 - either they are not yet published (scheduled for Dec 2005 or Jan 2006) or are quite outdated (contains Beta 1 or Beta 2 text).
In addition, the book flows nicely. Begins with expanding on the title "changing the database paradigm", architectural details, setup and upgrade issues, new features overview, tools and utilities in detail, security (my favorite chapter), reliability and high availability, performance analysis and tuning, developers technologies (XML, .NET, Service Broker), BI (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS). Book concludes with an overview of 64-bit architecture and SQL Server 2005's support for this platform.
Highly recommended for all SQL Server 2005 audiences.
Read the book and find out yourself that it is one of the best books on SQL Server 2005! It is loaded with wealth of information on SQL Server 2005, in an easy to read language and sequence.
As most SQL books, the book lacks details on transactions and locking. Also, data mirroring and replication could have been more detailed and refined.
Given this was one of the first SQL 2005 books on the market, I was surprised at the level of detail outlined in this book. The author clearly understands the nuances of SQL 2005.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to those who are already familiar with SQL 2000. It will confuse those who are just starting with MS SQL.
Amazon is not helping much either by carrying this title and not probing further for the identity of the authors.
I HAVE NOT READ the book but this pen-author practice is real hokey and enough reason for me to chastise it even if the information inside it is useful. Maybe that would communicate to them to disclose themselves on their site or in this site. I will then update my rating accordingly.
This is not a forum, but some response to Jeff Tokarsky is in order. I own a library of over 2000 technical titles in several areas of expertise and not one is published anonymously. I could not even screen against this practice because I had never even seen it before. Maybe in Harlequin romance novels but not in technical texts.
I ran through a database of 14,000 titles and did not find one other anonymous title. I beg Jeff Tokarsky to point one to me. Even then this could hardly be called "A lot".
This is not a white paper or a web article. Most web articles do have an author, except when intended as ORIGINAL documentation like BOL or MSDN by the owner of the technology. Outside those, the statistics of no anonymous resources approach those of printed texts.
A white paper usually is put out by the owners of a technology or the government itself if regarding a policy. See [...]
This is not the case here.
Anyway, the previous reviewer is correct about one thing, it is slim pickings as titles go that are already out this early in the SQL Server 2005 product cycle.