SQL Server Books for DBAs

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.

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DBA Database Design Books

Here books I recommend with regards to database design. I consider design 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.

Designing Effective Database Systems (Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology Series)

Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation

A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server: Covering SQL Server 2005 and 2008

Kimball’s Data Warehouse Toolkit Classics: The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

Beginning Database Design: From Novice to Professional

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