SQL Server 2022 Revealed: A Hybrid Data Platform Powered by Security, Performance, and Availability

  • 6h 15m
  • Bob Ward
  • Apress
  • 2022

Know how to use the new capabilities and cloud integrations in SQL Server 2022. This book covers the many innovative integrations with the Azure Cloud that make SQL Server 2022 the most cloud-connected edition ever. The book covers cutting-edge features such as the blockchain-based Ledger for creating a tamper-evident record of changes to data over time that you can rely on to be correct and reliable. You'll learn about built-in Query Intelligence capabilities to help you to upgrade with confidence that your applications will perform at least as fast after the upgrade than before. In fact, you'll probably see an increase in performance from the upgrade, with no code changes needed. Also covered are innovations such as contained availability groups and data virtualization with S3 object storage.

New cloud integrations covered in this book include Microsoft Azure Purview and the use of Azure SQL for high availability and disaster recovery. The book covers Azure Synapse Link with its built-in capabilities to take changes and put them into Synapse automatically.

Anyone building their career around SQL Server will want this book for the valuable information it provides on building SQL skills from edge to the cloud.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn all the new capabilities and cloud integrations in SQL Server 2022
  • Connect to Azure for disaster recovery, near real-time analytics, and security
  • Leverage the Ledger to create a tamper-evident record of data changes over time
  • Upgrade and achieve faster and more consistent performance with no code changes
  • Make use of Parquet and S3 without moving data and using your existing T-SQL skills
  • Explore new innovations with T-SQL in areas such as JSON and time series

Who This Book Is For

SQL Server professionals who want to upgrade their skills to the latest edition of SQL Server; those wishing to take advantage of new integrations with Microsoft Azure Purview (governance), Azure Synapse (analytics), and Azure SQL (HA and DR); and those in need of the increased performance and security offered by Query Intelligence and the new Ledger

About the Author

​Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data team, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 28+ years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2012, including Azure SQL. He is a well-known speaker on SQL Server and Azure SQL, often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and specialized topics at events such as PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Server and Azure SQL Conference, Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft Ignite, and many different virtual events. You can follow him at @bobwardms. Bob is the author of Apress books: Pro SQL Server on Linux, SQL Server 2019 Revealed, and Azure SQL Revealed.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Project Dallas Becomes SQL Server 2022
  • Install and Upgrade
  • Connect Your Database to the Cloud
  • Built-In Query Intelligence
  • Built-In Query Intelligence Gets Even Better
  • The Meat and Potatoes of SQL Server
  • Data Virtualization and Object Storage
  • New Application Scenarios with T-SQL
  • SQL Server 2022 on Linux, Containers, and Kubernetes
  • SQL Server 2022 on Azure Virtual Machines
  • SQL Edge to Cloud


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