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May 8, 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions--New from Microsoft Press

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Microsoft� SQL Server� 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions

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Sebastopol, CA—Apply powerful window functions in T-SQL—and increase the performance and speed of your queries with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions (Microsoft Press, $36.99 USD).

Optimize your queries—and obtain simple and elegant solutions to a variety of problems—using window functions in Transact-SQL. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, you'll learn how to apply calculations against sets of rows in a flexible, clear, and efficient manner. Ideal whether you're a database administrator or developer, this practical guide demonstrates ways to use more than a dozen T-SQL querying solutions to address common business tasks.

Discover how to:

  • Go beyond traditional query approaches to express set calculations more efficiently
  • Delve into ordered set functions such as rank, distribution, and offset
  • Implement hypothetical set and inverse distribution functions in standard SQL
  • Use strategies for improving sequencing, paging, filtering, and pivoting
  • Increase query speed using partitioning, ordering, and coverage indexing
  • Apply new optimization iterators such as Window Spool
  • Handle common issues such as running totals, intervals, medians, and gaps

For a review copy or more information please email maryr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Itzik Ben-Gan is a principal mentor and a founder of SolidQ. A Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1999, Itzik teaches and consults internationally on T-SQL querying, programming, and query tuning. He has written numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and MSDN, and speaks at industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, DevWeek, PASS, and SQL Server Connections.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145323088.do

Microsoft� SQL Server� 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Itzik Ben-Gan
Print ISBN: 9780735658363   Ebook ISBN: 9780735658356  
Pages: 244
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