SQL SERVER – Best Practices – Implementation of Database Object Schemas

SQL Server Best Practices – Implementation of Database Object Schemas
SQL Server Technical Article
Writer: Michael Redman
Technical Reviewers: Sanjay Mishra, Juergen Thomas, Jimmy May, Burzin Patel, Glenn Berry (SQL Server MVP), Prem Mehra, Lindsey Allen, Thomas Kejser, Joseph Sack, Wanda He, Sharon Bjeletich
Published: November 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 introduced the concept of database object schemas. Schemas are analogous to separate namespaces or containers used to store database objects. Security permissions apply to schemas, making them an important tool for separating and protecting database objects based on access rights. Schemas reduce the work required, and improve the flexibility, for security-related administration of a database.

This white paper discusses the opportunities for improvements in the security administration of a user database, and it outlines some best practices around using schemas to manage database objects in development and production databases. Specifically, it addresses three real-world scenarios:

  • Protecting database objects from being altered by users without the knowledge of the database owner
  • Preventing database base objects, independent software vendor (ISV) databases in particular, from ad hoc or incorrect user access leading to poor application performance
  • Bringing related groups of objects (logical entities) together within one physical database to reduce physical database administrative overhead

Download SQL Server Best Practices – Implementation of Database Object Schemas

Abstract courtesy : Microsoft

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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