Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. It’s an ideal book for those new to database administration, as well for those moving to SQL Server from other database brands such as Oracle and IBM DB2.
SQL Server is more than just a database. It's situated within a larger context that includes solutions for reporting, for integrating data from other systems, for business intelligence and analysis, and more. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration paints the big picture to help you understand SQL Server’s place in the grand scheme. Then you’ll move into the nuts and bolts of installing the product, learning the management tools at your disposal, creating your first database, and maintaining that database in an ongoing state of readiness.
Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administrationlays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator.
- Provides the essentials of successful SQL Server administration
- Covers the latest trends such as virtualization and cloud computing
- Paints the big picture of Microsoft’s data platform
What you’ll learn
- Master basic database administration skills
- Plan and install new database environments
- Ensure the ability to recover from disaster and data loss
- Manage security and regulatory compliance
- Take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2012
- Create private-cloud databases for your organization
Who this book is for
Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration is aimed at aspiring database administrators, as well as at experienced administrators from competing platforms such as Oracle. The book quickly provides the essentials of SQL Server administration, laying a foundation for success in a career as an SQL Server database administrator.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Database Administration Profession
Chapter 2. Planning and Installing SQL Server 2012
Chapter 3. What's in the Toolbox?
Chapter 4. Supporting the Developer
Chapter 5. Creating Tables and Other Objects
Chapter 6. Transact-SQL
Chapter 7. SQL Server Internals
Chapter 8. Database Backup Strategies
Chapter 9. Database Restore Strategies
Chapter 10. Common Database Maintenance Tasks
Chapter 11. SQL Server Security
Chapter 12. Auditing, Encryption, Compliance
Chapter 13. Performance Tuning & Optimization
Chapter 14. Fault Tolerance
Chapter 15. Cloud Computing for the DBA
Chapter 16. Database as a Service
Chapter 17. Where to Go Next?