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SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting: The Database Engine by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 5. Query Processor Issues

By Cesar Galindo-Legaria

Core to the value proposition of modern databases is the ability to reason and manipulate data at a high level of abstraction. You don’t have to think about and design the detailed layout of bytes in memory or on disk, but need only to think of your data as making up rows in a table that can grow and shrink. You don’t have to design and implement data structures that allow you to navigate and access information as part of your application. Finally, when writing the logic of an application, you don’t need to encode detailed access navigation patterns, but can express search conditions ...

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