SQL Server 2017 Developer’s Guide
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is a milestone in Microsoft’s data platform timeline, as it brings in the power of R and Python for machine learning and containerization-based deployment on Windows and Linux.
This book prepares you for advanced topics by starting with a quick introduction to SQL Server 2017’s new features. Then, it introduces you to enhancements in the Transact-SQL language and new database engine capabilities before switching to a different technology: JSON support. You will take a look at the security enhancements and temporal tables. Furthermore, the book focuses on implementing advanced topics, including Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP. Toward the end of the book, you’ll be introduced to R and how to use the R language with Transact-SQL for data exploration and analysis. You’ll also learn to integrate Python code into SQL Server and graph database implementations as well as the deployment options on Linux and SQL Server in containers for development and testing.
By the end of this book, you will be armed to design efficient, high-performance database
applications without any hassle.