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

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Chapter 13. Transactions

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

—Galileo Galilei[1]

[1] Galilei, Galileo. “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, 1615.” In Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo: Including the Starry Messenger, trans. Stillman Drake. Baltimore: Anchor Books, 1957, pp. 177, 183.

In this chapter, I'll update the coverage of SQL Server transactions that first appeared in my book The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL. We'll build on the coverage that appeared in that book and update it for the current release of the product.

SQL Server's transaction management facilities help ensure the integrity and recoverability of the data ...

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