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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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What’s New in Database Design and Performance

Many of the database design and performance considerations that applied to previous versions of SQL Server still apply to SQL Server 2012. These principles are basic in nature and are not affected by the version of the database management system. This chapter focuses on those relatively unchanged principles.

There are, however, some new features in SQL Server 2012 that will augment these basic principles. Indexes, new query and table hints, plus other table-oriented features are just a few things you should consider when designing your database for performance. These features are discussed in detail in Chapter 20, “Creating and Managing Tables,” Chapter 30, “Data Structures, Indexes, and Performance ...

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