Quick Look: Run SQL Server at its Peak
Developers and administrators alike need this book.
Out of the box, SQL Server is a pretty fast product. But over time and
with heavy use, it can slow down. Without regular maintenance and upkeep,
querying SQL Server may be a great deal like watching paint dry: a slow
and boring process. We all know what users do when something is slow and
boring; they make less than amiable phone calls to the administrators
and developers in an attempt to get faster access to their data. This
book is designed to help you prevent those calls before they come pouring
Between these covers lies a great deal of technical information that
you can use to accelerate your server's performance and keep it that way.
There is something in here for everyone that uses SQL Server: how to measure
hardware performance, what type of RAID to use (and how it works), how
to index properly, how to write faster queries, and more. The only minor
(very minor) drawback is that there is some light content tucked away
in the book, such as chapter 5, which is all about some new features in
SQL Server 2000. That aside, this book is fantastic. Whatever your role
may be with SQL Server, you need this book.
Joseph L. Jorden, MCSE, MCT, CCNA, CCDA is Chief Technical Officer for Dugger & Associates (www.Dugger-IT.com). He was one of the first 100
people to achieve the MCSE+I and one of the first 2,000 to become an MCSE under Windows 2000. Joseph frequently contributes to books from Sybex and various periodicals.