Pro SQL Server 2012 Relational Database Design and Implementation (Expert's Voice in SQL Server)

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9781430236955: Pro SQL Server 2012 Relational Database Design and Implementation (Expert's Voice in SQL Server)

Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server environment. Pro SQL Server 2012 Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand, all the way to the physical implementation of design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, Louis Davidson shows how to “get it right” in SQL Server database design and lay a solid groundwork for the future use of valuable business data.

  • Gives a solid foundation in best practices and relational theory
  • Covers the latest implementation features in SQL Server
  • Takes you from conceptual design to an effective, physical implementation

What you’ll learn

  • How to develop conceptual models of client data using interviews and client documentation
  • How to recognize and apply common database design patterns
  • How to normalize data models to enhance scalability and the long term use of valuable data
  • How to translate conceptual models into high–performing SQL Server databases
  • How to secure and protect data integrity as part of meeting regulatory requirements
  • How to create effective indexing to speed query performance

Who this book is for

Pro SQL Server 2012 Relational Database Design and Implementation is designed for programmers of all types who want to use SQL Server 2012 to store data. Chapters on fundamental concepts, the language of database modeling, SQL implementation, and of course, the normalization process, lay a solid groundwork for readers who are just entering the field of database design. More advanced chapters serve the seasoned veteran by tackling the very latest in physical implementation features that SQL Server has to offer.

Table of Contents

  1. The Fundamentals
  2. Introduction to Requirements
  3. The Language of Data Modeling
  4. Initial Data Model Production
  5. Normalization
  6. Physical Model Implementation Case Study
  7. Data Protection with Check Constraints and Triggers
  8. Patterns and Anti-Patterns
  9. Table structures and Indexing
  10. Coding for Concurrency
  11. Reusable Standard Database Components
  12. Standardized Data Models
  13. Considering Data Access Strategies
  14. Reporting Design
  15. Appendix A
  16. Appendix B

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About the Author:

Louis Davidson has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has spent the majority of his career working with Microsoft SQL Server, beginning from the early days of version 1.0. He has a bachelor s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in computer science, with a minor in mathematics. Louis is the data architect for Compass Technology (Compass.net) in Chesapeake, Virginia, leading database development on their suite of nonprofit oriented CRM products, built on the Microsoft CRM platform and SQL Server technologies.

Jessica M. Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" of SQL Server business intelligence. Jessica has created numerous data warehousing solutions for companies in the retail, Internet, health services, finance, and energy industries, and has authored technical content for multiple magazines, websites, and the book Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: Problem-Design-Solution. Jessica enjoys working with the central Virginia community and speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences. You can read more on her website, JessicaMMoss.com.

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