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SQL Server's AlwaysOn is taking the database world by storm. This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed dives into the AlwaysOn new features and availability groups.

Erica Sadun

In the Swift programming language, tuples play specialized roles that lend power and flexibility to your development. Erica Sadun, bestselling author of The Gourmet iOS Developer's Cookbook: Even More Recipes for Better iOS App Development, explores tuples in depth.

To take maximum advantage of the performance improvements that can be achieved from having your critical OLTP tables memory resident, Microsoft developed the In-Memory Optimization feature for SQL Server. Another feature introduced in SQL Server 2014 to take advantage of the lower costs and increased sizes of SSDs, is the Buffer Pool Extension feature. The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed discuss both of these exciting new features in this chapter.

The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed introduce their book and discuss its intended audience, what the book covers, and conventions used in the book.

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John  Traenkenschuh

Whether using a Fitbit or Jawbone UP, many are recording their fitness information and sending the changes to the Cloud.  


John  Traenkenschuh

Is your information ready for the next 20 years?  Traenk gives more information on what you must understand when creating a Data Migration Strategy, something all organizations, businesses, and people must create.

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

Buck Woody

Many folks (including me) use NULL values in their databases. There's actually a bit of controversy on even having them - but I don't fall on the side of never using the. But you do need to exercise some care...

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