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SSIS Design Pattern - Staging Delimited Flat Files

Learn how to use SSIS to load Delimited Flat Files to staging tables.  Read more...
By Samuel Vanga 2016/07/01 (first published: 2015/04/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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The cmdlets Are Coming! The cmdlets Are Coming!

A number of new SQL Server PowerShell cmdlets have been released and the Microsoft is asking for feedback on what else you'd like to see.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2016/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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Mutating Table Error In Oracle: Why It Happens And What You Can Do About It

David Fitzjarrell takes a look at why the mutating table error is thrown, why it's not going to create data problems, and how to possibly fix it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/01 | Source: Database Journal | Category: oracle
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Execute a data-driven SSRS subscription from SSIS to archive a report

This article demonstrates how to generate and save an SSRS report to a network folder when an SSIS package is executed.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis
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Using SSIS to Load Data Into Azure SQL Data Warehouse

It is a good time to get familiar with Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The first objective must be to get data into it. SSIS is a good way to start, and it’s certainly worth gaining confidence with the ETL processes supported by SSIS before setting off in other directions. Rob Sheldon provides a simple guide to getting up and running.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssis
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 4: Permissions and Security

Learn about the permissions associated with Dynamic Data Masking as well as some of the security implications of using this feature.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Every day, out in the various online forums devoted to SQL Server, and on Twitter, the same types of questions come up repeatedly: Why is this query running slowly? Why is SQL Server ignoring my index? Why does this query run quickly sometimes and slowly at others? My response is the same in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/29 (first published: 2013/07/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: execution plans
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PowerShell Interview Questions for SQL Server DBAs

With PowerShell playing a more important role in administration of various types of servers, more SQL Server DBA candidates should have PowerShell knowledge and skills. In this article, Jeffrey Yao lists some common SQL Server DBA tasks that may be completed easier with PS than T-SQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/29 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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The Bleeding Edge Versus N Minus One

Risk-averse managers are reticent to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Why is this the case and how can the savvy DBA make the case for and get ready for a newer version of SQL Server?  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2016/06/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: risk management
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SQL Server Sargability - Queries on an Indexed Table Sometimes have Slow Performance

The solution here was to slightly modify the slow queries, so the index could be fully used. We made the queries Search Argumentable, or "SARGABLE."  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: indexing
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Delayed Durability

By Steve Jones 2016/07/01 | Category: delayed durability
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