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25 Best SQL Server Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best SQL Server books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best SQL Server books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 6

    T-SQL Fundamentals

    Itzik Ben-Gan

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 17

    Pro SQL Server Internals

    Dmitri Korotkevitch

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 23
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best SQL Server books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 25 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of SQL Server books on the internet.

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