In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will learn professional techniques to design and build efficient databases and query them to extract useful information. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of ANSI SQL from the ground up.
Example code demonstrates the authors’ professional techniques, while exercises written for MySQL offer the reader hands-on learning with an open-source database. Included are advanced techniques for using views, managing transactions, database administration, and extending SQL.
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks.
Q&As, Quizzes, and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notes and Tips point out shortcuts and solutions.
New terms are clearly defined and explained.
Learn how to…
Use SQL-2003, the latest standard for the Structured Query Language
Design and deploy efficient, secure databases
Build advanced queries for information retrieval
Sort, group, and summarize information for best presentation
Tune databases and queries for maximum performance
Understand database administration and security techniques
For more than ten years the authors have studied, applied, and documented the SQL standard and its application to critical database systems.
Ryan Stephens and Ron Plew are entrepreneurs, speakers, and cofounders of Perpetual Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a fast-growing IT management and consulting firm which specializes in database technologies. They taught database courses for Indiana University–Purdue University in Indianapolis for five years and have authored more than a dozen books on Oracle, SQL, database design, and the high availability of critical systems.
Arie D. Jones is Senior SQL Server database administrator and analyst for PTI. He is a regular speaker at technical events and has authored several books and articles.
Covers: ANSI SQL
User Level: Beginning–Intermediate
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