Learn effective and scalable database design techniques in a SQL Server environment. Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation covers everything from design logic that business users will understand, all the way to the physical implementation of the design in a SQL Server database. Grounded in best practices and a solid understanding of the underlying theory, authors Louis Davidson, Kevin Kline, Scott Klein, and Kurt Windisch show how to 'get it right' in SQL Server database design and lay a solid groundwork for the future use of valuable business data.
Solid foundation in best practices and relational theory
Maximize SQL Server features to enhance security, performance, scalability
Thorough treatment from conceptual design to an effective, physical implementation
What you'll learn
Develop conceptual models of client data using interviews and client documentation
Normalize data models to enhance scalability and the long term use of valuable data
Translate conceptual models into high-performing SQL Server databases
Secure and protect the integrity of data as part of meeting regulatory requirements
Take full advantage of new SQL Server features such as the spatial datatype, XML support, transparent data encryption, and more
Create effective indexing to speed query performance
Who this book is for
Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation is designed for programmers of all types who want to use SQL Server 2008 to store data. Rookie database programmers will find a complete course on the fundamentals of database design that includes conceptual designs and physical implementation. Seasoned veterans will find many tips and tricks for implementing database systems that will be well worth the time invested in reading this book.