O'Reilly logo

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Bible by Uttam Parui, Mike White, Paul Nielsen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Part III. Beyond Relational

IN THIS PART

The database world has grown in the past few years to data types that were once considered outside the realm of the traditional database. Websites and corporate applications require storing and searching of media, geography, XML, full-text, and hierarchies data. SQL Server 2008 is up for the job.

Part III covers storing, searching, and retrieving five types of beyond relational data. Some of these data types require unique forms of table design and very different means of selecting the data. It may not look at all like SQL, but it's SQL Server.

If SQL Server is the box, then Part III is all about retooling the box into a more friendly, inclusive type of box that holds all sorts of data.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required