This book is an excellent study material on the best techniques to enhance the performance of the SQL query.
It takes into account different databases: Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and Postgresql (with a special preferences for the first one).
It is written in a flowing, very understandable language, and paginated impeccably.
Little bad only the missing number of pages' chapter in the header of your pages.
But the content is really top-notch, complete with graphs of execution plans to better understand how to operate the query.
Is an indispensable manual for anyone, DBA, developer or system administrator, cares about the performance optimization of the query.
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I was curious to see manuals e academic texts that are currently used in English Universities (Nottingham, UK, in this case) as I still have fresh memories of the subject from my years at the Politecnico of Milan, and I must say that I was impressed, almost envious, by this book written by Professor Backhouse.
The aesthetic comparison alone, compared to my old manuals, is impressive. Here we have a book which has focused on the very finer details: excellent layout, enjoyable font, written and indented formulas and perfectly clear pictures. The smooth paper is very nice and it has a sturdy binding but not too stiff.
Since the topic itself has complexity in its DNA, it is… Read more