Inside Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008: T-SQL Querying: T-SQL Querying

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Microsoft Press, Nov 30, 2009 - Computers - 828 pages

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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Very good book except the deatils are bit overwhelming with mathematics base

About the author (2009)

Steve Kass, PhD, is an MVP for SQL Server and a professor of mathematics and computer science. He has written for SQL Server Magazine and spoken at SQL Server Magazine Connections events.

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