Master your T-SQL Querying, Query Tuning and Programming skills. Create highly efficient solutions to your common business tasks.
This course is intended for T-SQL developers, DBAs, BI Specialist, Data Scientist, and Analysts who need to write or review T-SQL code in SQL Server 2012-2019, or Azure SQL Databases.
This course was developed and will be delivered by Itzik Ben-Gan, a mentor and one of the founders of Lucient, author of award winning books about T-SQL, a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 1999, and a regular speaker in SQL Server related events.
Understand logical query processing
Understand SQL Server’s internal data structures
Be able to analyze and tune query performance
Be able to analyze query execution plans
Describe the changes between the legacy and new cardinality estimators
Be able to solve complex querying and programming tasks
Understand compilations, recompilations, plan caching and reuse
Understand transactions and concurrency aspects of database programming
Know how to handle hierarchical data and write recursive queries
Think in terms of sets
Be able to compare set based and iterative solutions
Use window functions to improve your solutions
Handle date and time data including intervals
Create system-versioned temporal tables
Describe performance problems related to use of user defined functions and possible workarounds
Be able to migrate on-disk data to memory optimized data
Describe T-SQL enhancements in SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2019
Developed in-house by Lucient, the Advanced T-SQL course focuses on writing and tuning queries and programming with T-SQL in SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and in Azure SQL Database.
In this course you will learn the details and capabilities of T-SQL in the following areas: Logical Query Processing; Query Tuning (Internals and Index Tuning, including Columnstore Indexes, Query Store, New Cardinality Estimator, Temporary Tables, Sets vs. Cursors, Query Tuning with Query Revisions); Subqueries and Table Expressions (Derived Tables, CTEs, Views, Inline Table-Valued Functions), Recursive Queries, APPLY Operator, Joins and Set Operators; Aggregating, Pivoting and Windowing (including Aggregate, Ranking and Offset Window Functions), Custom Aggregates and STRING_AGG; TOP and OFFSET-FETCH; Data Modification; Working with Date and Time (including System-Versioned Temporal Tables); Programmable Objects (Dynamic SQL, User Defined Functions, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Transactions and Concurrency, Exception Handling); In-Memory OLTP.
Along the course you will learn how to use T-SQL to solve practical problems such as: Relational Division, Missing and Existing Ranges (Gaps and Islands), Separating Elements, Pivoting and Unpivoting, Ranking and Offset, Running Totals, Moving Averages, YTD, Custom Aggregations, TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Problems, Paging, Top N Per Group, Median, Data De-Duplication, Handling Sequences, Merging Data, Treatment of Temporal Intervals (Intersection, Max Concurrent, Packing), Dynamic Search Condition (aka Dynamic Filtering), Migrating On-Disk to Memory Optimized Data, and more.
You will learn how to tune your queries, how to develop efficient routines including user defined functions, stored procedures and triggers, work in multi-user environments with transactions and isolation levels, and use dynamic SQL securely and efficiently.
The course provides a dedicated module focusing on query tuning. The module covers internals and index tuning, including coverage of Columnstore data, index access methods, cardinality estimations, query store, temporary tables, set vs. cursors, and query tuning using query revisions. Moreover, query tuning is in the heart of this course and is incorporated in the different modules throughout the course. With each querying/programming task the discussions will revolve around logical aspects, set-based vs. iterative/procedural programming and optimization of the solutions.
The course workbook also contains a bonus self-study appendix on Graphs and Recursive queries. This appendix covers graphs, trees and hierarchies. It explains how to model and query such structures. It also covers the HIERARCHYID datatype, and the SQL Graph feature.
Module 01: Logical Query Processing
Module 02: Query Tuning
Module 03 - Multi-Table Queries
Module 04: Grouping, Pivoting and Windowing
Module 05: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
Module 06: Data Modification
Module 07 - Working with Date and Time
Module 08: Programmable Objects
Module 09: In-Memory OLTP
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“Great job. Easy to understand and integrated good real-world examples. I am blown away by the depth of knowledge and passion. I am inspired by him!”
“Itzik was incredible. His knowledge of the workings of SQL server was incredible and he was able to articulate that knowledge extremely well. I learned a lot about SQL server from him and am very glad that I had the opportunity to meet and learn from him.”
” Itzik is amazing. I’d heard him present once before and that’s why I wanted to take a class from him in particular. He’s really good at explaining things, particularly with math-based logic.”
Co-Founder & T-SQL Trainer