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25 Best SQL Server Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best SQL Server books (instead of one person's opinion).

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

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 8

    T-SQL Fundamentals

    Itzik Ben-Gan

  2. 15

    Pro SQL Server Internals

    Dmitri Korotkevitch

  3. 16
  4. 17
  5. 24
  6. 25


  • How was this SQL Server books 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 SQL Server books are in this list?

    There are 25 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this SQL Server books list?

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

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