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The Potential of Joins

An article about how we underestimate the power of joins and degrade our query performance by not using proper joins  Read more...
By Ashutosh Pandey 2015/02/26 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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Another Look at Tuning Big Data Queries

Most large organizations have implemented one or more big data applications. As more data accumulates internal users and analysts execute more reports and forecasts, which leads to additional queries and analysis, and more reporting. The cycle continues: data growth leads to better analysis, which generates more reporting. Eventually the big data application swells with so much data and querying that performance suffers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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How do you develop and deploy your database?

Could you spare 3 minutes to do us a quick favor? Redgate’s running this short survey on how our readers develop and deploy databases. It’s just 12 multiple choice questions, so if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare, we’d love to hear from you.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/26 (first published: 2015/02/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: deployment process
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Stairway To SQL Server Columnstore Indexes Level 1: A First Look At Columnstore Indexes

This level introduces of you to the fundamentals of columnstore indexes, introdused in SQL Server 2012 to manage the indexing of very large tables.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2015/02/25 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can’t get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/25 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: concurrency
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The DRI Subject of References

A database must be able to maintain and enforce the business rules and relationships in data in order to maintain the data model. It does this through referential constraints. They aren't complex, but are powerful, especially with the means to attach DRI actions to them. Joe Celko explains all, and pines for the ANSI CREATE ASSERTION statement.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dri
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Error handling with try-catch-finally in PowerShell for SQL Server

PowerShell V2 introduces the "try-catch-finally" statements, similar to those you already use when you write .NET code. "Try-catch-finally" encloses a block of script that is likely to produce errors under specific circumstances and therefore helps you to keep your code organized. This article is a short usage guide for this error handling construct.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/24 | Source: | Category: powershell
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Dynamically Query a 100 Million Row Table-Efficiently

This article describes methods of creating dynamic queries without the use of dynamic SQL to efficiently access large tables.  Read more...
By Gary Strange 2015/02/24 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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Collect Data from Multiple Instances Using SSIS and Powershell

Use SSIS to pull data from multiple instances. Combine with powershell to run multiple instances simultaneously.  Read more...
By S. Kusen 2015/02/23 | Source: | Category: administration
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SQL Server 2014 Build List

A list of builds for SQL Server 2014, through CU5 for RTM.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/23 | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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Nov 12, 2014 Dear Diary, They asked for help again. Every now and again everything slows down and they see a lot...  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2015/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Question of the Day

The answer to life, the universe and prime numbers

By Eirikur Eiriksson 2015/02/26 | Category: humor
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The author Doglas Noel Adams who wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, was born on the 11th of March, 1952 and died on the 11th of May, 2001. 

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