Implement and administer successful database solution with SQL Server 2017 About This Book Master the required skills to successfully set up, administer, and maintain your SQL Server 2017 database solution Design and configure, manage, and secure a rock-solid SQL server Comprehensive guide in keeping your SQL server disaster proof and all-time availability Who This Book Is For This book targets database administrators with an interest in SQL Server 2017 administration. Readers are expected to have some experience with previous SQL Server versions. What You Will Learn Learn about the new features of SQL Server 2017 and how to implement them Build a stable and fast SQL Server environment Fix performance issues by optimizing queries and making use of indexes Perform a health check of an existing troublesome database environment Design and use an optimal database management strategy Implement efficient backup and recovery techniques in-line with security policies Combine SQL Server 2017 and Azure and manage your solution by various automation techniques Perform data migration, cluster upgradation and server consolidation In Detail Take advantage of the real power of SQL Server 2017 with all its new features, in addition to covering core database administration tasks. This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you quickly learn how to design, manage, and secure your database solution. You will learn how to set up your SQL Server and configure new (and existing) environments for optimal use. After covering the designing aspect, the book delves into performance-tuning aspects by teaching you how to effectively use indexes. The book will also teach you about certain choices that need to be made about backups and how to implement a rock-solid security policy and keep your environment healthy. Finally, you will learn about the techniques you should use when things go wrong, and other important topics – such as migration, upgrading, and consolidation – are covered in detail. Integration with Azure is also covered in depth. Whether you are an administrator or thinking about entering the field, this book will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy databases using SQL Server 2017. Style and approach A comprehensive guide for database professionals, covering a wide range of topics from installation, maintenance, and configuration to managing systems for operational efficiency and high availability; best practices for maintaining a highly reliable database solution are also supplied from industry experts.