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Expert SQL Server In-Memory OLTP


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Dmitri Korotkevitch
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  3. Dmitri Korotkevitch
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  13. Dmitri Korotkevitch
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  14. Dmitri Korotkevitch
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 267-304

About this book


Take a deep dive into one of the most significant SQL Server features–support for In-Memory Online Transaction Processing. The latest developments are covered, including support of off-row storage, columnstore indexes and operational analytics, changes in programmability and native compilation, and more. This book describes the architecture and internals of the In-Memory OLTP Engine and explains how to develop, deploy, and maintain systems using it. With it you can dramatically increase transaction throughput to handle thousands of transactions per second supporting millions of customers.

Learn the architecture and the internals of In-Memory OLTP in order to recognize when technology can make a difference. Recognize opportunities for In-Memory OLTP in new development and understand how to benefit from it in existing systems. Don’t be without Dmitri Korotkevitch and the deep expertise he imparts in Expert SQL Server In-Memory OLTP, 2nd Edition as you move forward in using SQL Server’s In-Memory OLTP technology. 

Dmitri Korotkevitch is the five-star author of Pro SQL Server Internals, and brings the same combination of clear thinking and deep expertise to help you in this second edition. The book:
  • Explains In-Memory OLTP internals, architecture and programmability, including data storage, indexing, multi-version concurrency control, transaction logging and recovery, and native compilation
  • Covers SQL Server 2016 technology enhancements, including columnstore indexes and off-row storage
  • Guides in using In-Memory OLTP in new development and existing systems
What You’ll Learn:
  • Grasp how SQL Server stores and works with data in memory-optimized tables
  • Properly design and index memory-optimized tables
  • Plan successful deployments, including the required memory size and I/O configuration
  • Accelerate T-SQL processing through the creation of natively compiled modules
  • Monitor and report on the benefits and performance of your In-Memory OLTP solutions
  • Benefit from the technology in existing systems and in the systems with the mixed workload


OLTP Latch bottlenecks In-memory tables MVCC Multi-version concurrency control SQL Server 2016 Hash indexes Range indexes Sargability Sargable Off-row Storage Transaction Isolation Cross-Container Transactions Columnstore Indexes Operational analytics Column-based storage Garbage collection In-memory OLTP and I/O

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Land O LakesUSA

About the authors

Dmitri Korotkevitch is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master (SQL Server 2008) with more than 20 years of IT experience, including years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server as an Application and Database Developer, Database Administrator, and Database Architect. He specializes in the design, development, and performance tuning of complex OLTP systems that handle thousands of transactions per second around the clock. Dmitri regularly speaks at various Microsoft and SQL PASS events, and he provides SQL Server training to clients around the world.

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