Beginning Visual Basic 2008 Databases teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, SQL, and ADO.NET 2.0. It gives you a sound start in developing console and Windows database applications. The book also includes chapters on the new SQL Server XML data type and the forthcoming LINQ enhancements to the next version of Visual Basic. In addition to teaching you such basics as using SQL to communicate with databases, this book provides you with detailed, code-practical techniques to access data in VB 2008 across a range of coding situations.
Assuming only basic knowledge of C# 3.0, Beginning C# 3.0 Databases teaches all the fundamentals of database technology and database programming readers need to quickly become highly proficient database users and application developers. It explains and demonstrates how to create database objects and program against them in both T-SQL and C#. Full of practical, detailed examples, it's been fully revised and updated for C# 3.0 and offers the most complete, detailed, and gentle introduction to database technology for all C# programmers at any level of experience.
This book, written by veteran Oracle database administrator Iggy Fernandez, a regular on the Oracle conference circuit and the editor of NoCOUG Journal, is a manageable introduction to key Oracle database administration topics including planning, installation, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and backups, to name just a few. As is clear from the table of contents, this book is not simply a recitation of Oracle Database features such as what you find in the reference guides available for free download on the Oracle web site. For example, the chapter on database monitoring explains how to monitor database availability, database changes, database security, database backups, database growth, database workload, database performance, and database capacity. The chapters of this book are logically organized into four parts that closely track the way your database administration career will naturally evolve. Part 1 gives you necessary background in relational database theory and Oracle Database concepts, Part 2 teaches you how to implement an Oracle database correctly, Part 3 exposes you to the daily routine of a database administrator, and Part 4 introduces you to the fine art of performance tuning. Each chapter has exercises designed to help you apply the lessons of the chapter. Each chapter also includes a list of reference works that contain more information on the topic of the chapter. In this book, you'll find information that you won't find in other books on Oracle Database. Here you'll discover not only technical information, but also guidance on work practices that are as vital to your success as technical skills. The author's favorite chapter is "The Big Picture and the Ten Deliverables." If you take the lessons in that chapter to heart, you can quickly become a much better Oracle database administrator than you ever thought possible.
Pro SQL Server 2008 Analytics provides everything you need to know to develop sophisticated and visually appealing sales and marketing dashboards using SQL Server 2008 and to integrate those dashboards with SharePoint, PerformancePoint, and other key Microsoft technologies. The book begins by addressing the many misconceptions that surround the use of key performance indicators (KPIs) and giving a brief overview of the business intelligence (BI) and reporting tools that can be combined on the Microsoft platform to help you generate the results that you need. The focus of the book is to help you implement a successful business intelligence project of your own. The text discusses many of the required project planning components, provides overviews and examples associated with Microsoft's BI tools, and gives detailed examples of successful dashboard implementations.
SQL Server 2008 introduces many new features that will change database administration procedures; many DBAs will be forced to migrate to SQL Server 2008. This book teaches you how to develop the skills required to successfully administer a SQL Server 2008 database; no prior experience is required. The material covers system installation and configuration/architecting, implementing and monitoring security controls, configuring and managing network communications, automating administration tasks, disaster prevention and recovery, performance monitoring, optimizing and ensuring high availability, as well as major SQL Server 2008 components including Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Service Broker.
Cloud computing has revolutionized computer systems, providing greater dynamism and flexibility to a variety of operations. It can help businesses quickly and effectively adapt to market changes, and helps promote users continual access to vital information across platforms and devices. Cloud Computing Advancements in Design, Implementation, and Technologies outlines advancements in the state-of-the-art, standards, and practices of cloud computing, in an effort to identify emerging trends that will ultimately define the future of the cloud. A valuable reference for academics and practitioners alike, this title covers topics such as virtualization technology, utility computing, cloud application services (SaaS), grid computing, and services computing.
The introduction of SQL Server 2005 began the process which has seen .NET become an integral part of the SQL Server database technology. SQL Server 2008 is the next evolutionary step in that story. Alongside the more traditional database enhancements in the new release, there is an increasing focus upon a greater and more challenging integration with .NET 3.5. This book shows how to take advantage of this tight integration and how developers and DBAs can manipulate data more easily than ever before.
Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration is essential for anyone wishing to learn about implementing and managing SQL Server 2008 database. From college students, to experienced database administrators from other platforms, to those already familiar with SQL Server and wanting to fill in some gaps of knowledge, this book will bring all readers up to speed on the enterprise platform Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Clearly describes relational database concepts Explains the SQL Server database engine and supporting tools Shows various database maintenance scenarios
Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers is the starting-point in the Apress roadmap of titles for developers who wish to base their projects upon Microsoft's flagship database management system. The book takes developers from the point of installing SQL Server 2008, through the process of storing, retrieving, and securing data, to the point of being able to serve up business reports using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. The author has been hooked on programming ever since he bought his first computer, a Sinclair ZX80, in 1980. He maintains visibility in the field through his website and his other books.
Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration is your entry point into a successful and satisfying career as an Oracle Database Administrator. The chapters of this book are logically organized into four parts closely tracking the way your database administration career will naturally evolve. Part 1 "Database Concepts" gives necessary background in relational database theory and Oracle Database concepts, Part 2 "Database Implementation" teaches how to implement an Oracle database correctly, Part 3 "Database Support" exposes you to the daily routine of a database administrator, and Part 4 "Database Tuning" introduces the fine art of performance tuning. Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration provides information that you won't find in other books on Oracle Database. You'll discover not only technical information, but also guidance on work practices that are as vital to your success as are your technical skills. The author's favorite chapter is "The Big Picture and the Ten Deliverables." (It is the editor’s favorite chapter too!) If you take the lessons in that chapter to heart, you can quickly become a much better Oracle database administrator than you ever thought possible. You will grasp the key aspects of theory behind relational database management systems and learn how to: • Install and configure an Oracle database, and ensure that it’s properly licensed; • Execute common management tasks in a Linux environment; • Defend against data loss by implementing sound backup and recovery practices; and • Improve database and query performance.
Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional takes a developer, and even a database administrator, from knowing nothing about SQL Server 2008 Express Edition to being ready to design and build a fully functioning system that is secure, reliable, maintainable, and robust. The Express Edition of SQL Server is a free resource commonly used by students, developers of small systems, and those transferring skills from other databases. This book focuses on the features within the Express Edition and therefore will not confuse readers with coverage of features found only in the Development Edition. By the end of the book, readers will be ready to move on to Accelerated SQL Server 2008 as well as other books within the Apress SQL Server lineup such as Pro SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. Covers using the free Express Edition of SQL Server Describes creating a database from scratch and builds on this Provides an understanding of SQL Server Express 2008, allowing you to build future solutions for you and your business What you’ll learn Learn what features exist within SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and how to install and upgrade the product and set up security. Design and create a database. Build database objects, such as tables and stored procedures, graphically as well as programmatically. Work with data—inserting, updating, deleting, and retrieving—using simple and complex queries, programs, and data views. Generate reports from data. Implement a solid database maintenance strategy that includes backing up and restoring your data when necessary. Take advantage of advanced Transact–SQL techniques to get the most out of your data. Ensure good performance by building the right indexes, defining the right relationships between tables, and joining tables in the most optimal manner. Who this book is for Anyone interested in working with SQL Server as a database, and particularly those who wish for a no–cost database platform that plays well in the .NET environment. Ideal for those starting out in IT or who have to prior database experience.
Written by a four-time SharePoint MVP, this book examines the differences between SharePoint Foundation (SPF) and SharePoint Server (SPS). Appropriate for consultants and IT professionals who need to understand how to plan, implement, and configure SharePoint, administrators and the support team that must know how to manage SharePoint, IT managers and project leaders, it assumes no previous knowledge of SharePoint. The version adds full integration support for Microsoft Office 2010 and Visio 2010, Microsoft’s new FAST search, and mobile and Groove client support.