I decided that since people were interested in my SQL Blogger Rankings, then perhaps I should go one step further and help people stock their bookshelves. After all, I remember what it was like when starting as a DBA. How do you know who you can trust to give you quality information? You don’t, so you rely on your friends to recommend some good quality books.
If you only had time to read one book before taking on a project, do you know which book to reach for, or order? It is my hope that the books I list here will be able to help you along.
If you have a review you would like to give on a book you feel should be included, just drop me an email.
Here are the books I recommend that are currently available for SQL 2014.
Here are the books I recommend that are available for SQL 2012.
Here are the books I recommend in terms of building a base technical knowledge on databases and virtualization.
Here are the books I recommend for data professionals that are looking enter into the field of business analytics.
Here are the books I would recommend with regards to professional development for DBA’s. They are all focused on improving your soft skills. The other book libraries contain a wealth of information to help you with your technical skills.
Here are the books I would recommend with regards to database design something I consider to be a lost art these days due to advances in hardware. Powerful CPU, lots of memory, and fast disks are able to overcome and hide bad database designs. Typically bad designs are only exposed after being deployed to production. I hope these books can help someone to avoid such a situation.
Here are the books I would recommend with regards to database modeling.
Here are some of my favorite books that are not related to SQL.