Expanded Library

SQL Server 2012-2014 Native File Streaming

by Leonard Lobel

This course teaches unstructured data storage with FILESTREAM, hierarchyid, and FileTable. It explains T-SQL access, as well as streaming API access with SqlFileStream in client applications.

What you'll learn

This course teaches SQL Server developers the ins-and-outs of unstructured data storage and native file streaming of documents, images, and other binary content with FILESTREAM (introduced in SQL Server 2008) and FileTable (added in SQL Server 2012). Students learn how to work with FILESTREAM using T-SQL and, for maximum performance, by programming the SqlFileStream class in C#. We also explain the hierarchyid data type, which casts a hierarchical structure over every FileTable, which enables SQL Server to emulate a functional file system to end-users and client applications. Demos include T-SQL scripts, as well as Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, and WCF applications that demonstrate the high-performance SqlFileStream pattern using Visual Studio 2013 and C#.

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About the author

Leonard Lobel (Microsoft MVP, SQL Server) is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Sleek Technologies, Inc., a New York-based development shop with an early adopter philosophy toward new technologies. He is also a principal consultant at Tallan, Inc., one of only 40 Microsoft National Systems Integrators in the United States. For more than 25 years, Tallan has been providing cutting-edge custom web/application development, business intelligence, customer relationship management, and int... more

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