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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter Pairs

It's probably pretty self-evident, but I guess I should point out my intent to construct much of the book using “chapter pairs.” A chapter pair is a pair of chapters where the second chapter builds directly on the information shared in the first one. You'll see these throughout the book. For example, rather than assume that the typical DBA has an intimate understanding of the Windows scheduler (and can, therefore, explain why SQL Server implements its own scheduler), I provide a chapter that explains in detail how the Windows scheduler works. The book is aimed at the database professional who may or may not have an in-depth understanding of Windows internals. I felt an obligation to explain some of these foundational concepts rather ...

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