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SQL 2012 Developer, Part 09 of 13: Advanced Data Types
with expert Don Kiely
In this course, you’ll learn about a system CLR type, HierarchyID, for storing hierarchical data. You’ll also take a look at using filestreams, a way to store large binary objects outside of SQL Server and let SQL Server manage the storage. You’ll also learn about sparse columns, which store null data more efficiently than before, and sequence objects that generate sequences of integers. You’ll never think of data types the same way! Then you’ll learn about the spatial models used in SQL Server to model both flat, or planar, areas as well as the surface of the earth. You’ll see how the appearance of areas on the earth are distorted when projecting them onto a flat surface, such as Google or Bing Maps on a computer screen. SQL Server uses two data types, Geography and Geometry, to support spatial data, and you’ll see their support for various shapes and how to use them in T-SQL code. You’ll also learn how to work with spatial data in SQL Server, such as to manipulate shapes as well as learn how to investigate the relationships between shapes.
Advanced | 2h 37m | May 07, 2013Course Outline
Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.