SQL Performance Tuning is a handbook of practical solutions for busy database professionals charged with managing an organization's critically important data. Covering today's most popular and widely installed database environments, this book is an indispensable resource for managing and tuning SQL across multiple platforms. Packed with tips, techniques, and best practices, this hands-on guide covers SQL commands and queries over a wide range of conditions and environments. Every facet of the SQL environment is covered, from concurrency control to optimization-and every issue in between.
The book includes an overview of each of the most widely used database management systems (DBMS) and provides tuning tips for common day-to-day situations.
Topics covered include:
• General and specific tuning
• General sort considerations and options
• joins and subqueries
• Columns and tables
• Indexes, including B-trees and bitmaps
• Constraints and stored procedures
• ODBC and JDBC
• Data changes and concurrency control (locking)
• Clients, servers, and middleware
Whether you are a programmer, consultant, or user, you will find SQL Performance Tuning an indispensable guide to optimizing SQL performance across today's popular database environments.