Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration for Oracle DBAs
An expert guide to working with SQL Server in a mixed-database environment. Microsoft SQL Server Administration for Oracle DBAs is the ideal resource for experienced Oracle database professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skill set into the Microsoft database platform. The book compares and contrasts the platform architectures and shows how to perform everyday database administrator tasks. Screenshots, script examples, and step-by-step labs are included in this practical guide. This book is not designed to be a “SQL Server is better than Oracle” or vice versa. It will enable experienced Oracle database administrators to get up to speed on the Microsoft SQL Server platform by building on existing relational database skills. The authors’ combination of expertise in both technologies ensures technical accuracy and real-world experiences. Interviews with members of the Oracle DBA community are included in this practical guide. Microsoft SQL Server Administration for Oracle DBAs: Is co-written by a data platform technical specialist at Microsoft, UK who works daily with large customers integrating SQL Server into Oracle; Teaches dual skills using real-world examples based on authors’ vast experience; Quickly explains how to perform everyday database admin tasks on SQL Server; Focuses on making both platforms work together successfully; Includes step-by-step labs and interviews with members of the Oracle DBA community. Leverage your Oracle DBA skills on SQL Server. SQL Server Architecture; Installing and Configuring SQL Server; Database Objects; Security; Data Access and Transaction Control; Backup and Recovery; Performance Tuning and Optimization; High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options; Scheduling, Automation and Alerting; Data Movement; Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server
Excellent book for Oracle DBA who need to manage SS
By Sandeep S. Bhatia - December 14, 2010
This is an excellent resource for Oracle DBAs who have to manage SQL Server databases. The author understands an Oracle DBA's perspective of looking at the database and has explained the how-to for SS DB from that perspective. Understanding the architecture of a new database can be daunting, esp. if you are an Oracle DBA and know the importance of understanding the architecture. I have not found many books which do a good job at it. The book is complete in the topics and can get an Oracle DBA or anyone who wants to manage a SS Database, to get to the job with the help of the understanding that is gained from this book.
Makes the understanding of SS2008 easier
By Eric L. Yen - May 28, 2011
I wanted to learn SS2008 quickly. This book presented the material well and made it easy. Comparisons to Oracle made the conversion to SS2008 smooth.
A wish this book had been around years ago
By Database Goddess - December 9, 2011
A fellow DBA at my company and I have remarked over the years that it would be so great if there was a book for Oracle DBAs that explained the correspondence between commands and techniques for SQL Server versus Oracle. Now it's here so we ordered a copy. These days, most employers want you to take care of SQL Server databases as well as Oracle ones so this book fills an important need. I will update this review when I've finished the book. I'm only on Chapter five now but, so far, excellent.
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