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Storing a Binary File in a Database

In this article you will see how to convert a file to a binary stream and insert it into SQL Server with SQLCLR.  Read more...
By Eric Notheisen 2015/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: binary conversion
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Webinar: How to safely manage application and database changes with continuous delivery

Join Brian A. Randell, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones in this panel discussion to hear tips, ideas and share your questions on managing application and database deployments with continuous delivery. This Free webinar will be on May 27th at 4PM BST, register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 (first published: 2015/05/21) | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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Each year SQLServerCentral runs a survey to get some insight into what who our readers are, what they like about the site, and what can be improved. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by June 12 and get the opportunity to win one of three $50 Amazon vouchers.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
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SQL Monitor Custom metric: Average I/O stalls

This is a good general indicator of performance problems. High stall times indicate I/O problems, which can be attributed to busy physical disks or queries that return large data sets to the client.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql monitor
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The Cascading (CROSS) APPLY

An old trick nowadays but one which is still underused here on SSC is the cascading CROSS APPLY – where output from one CROSS APPLY is used as input for another.  Read more...
By Chris Morris 2015/05/25 (first published: 2013/04/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Optimizing Batch Process in SQL Server

SQL Server batch processes are usually run from SQL Agent in the background. Often, the responsibility for creating these tasks belongs entirely to the developer. Dennes Torres demonstrates that DBAs can advise and assist with this type of batch job to help reduce their impact on the working system.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: batch processing
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Big Data for SQL folks: The Technologies (Part I)

Will RDBMs be obsolete? Should Data Professionals care about Big Data technologies? What is NoSQL? What is Hadoop? Big Data-the whole story.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2015/05/22 (first published: 2013/06/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: big data
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Developer-Tester Relationships

In a development team, there are times when the relationships between developers and testers can become strained. How can you turn this potential conflict into something more positive? Is it part of the skill of team-working to find ways of avoiding friction, or should one blame a system that relies on good social skills to work well?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: soft skills
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Database Continuous Integration Workshop - London, UK

Join this workshop on July 8, 2015 to learn how to: link your source control repository to a build system, trigger database builds automatically when you make a change, use DLM tools to test your database changes, and lay the foundations for package-based deployment of your database. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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Interactive Parameter Selection with Reporting Services

Revamp the classic Reporting Services interface with a more modern look and feel adapted to mobile BI  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2015/05/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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By Dwain Camps 2015/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Try Catch Throw

By Justin Clementz 2015/05/26 | Category: transaction
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What is the outcome of executing dbo.MyProc?


IF OBJECT_ID('dbo.MyProc') IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
DROP PROCEDURE dbo.MyProc;
END;
GO
IF OBJECT_ID('dbo.ThisTableDoesNotExist') IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
DROP TABLE dbo.ThisTableDoesNotExist;
END;
GO

CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.MyProc
AS
BEGIN TRY

BEGIN TRANSACTION
INSERT INTO dbo.ThisTableDoesNotExist DEFAULT VALUES;
COMMIT TRANSACTION;

END TRY
BEGIN CATCH
IF...  Read more...
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