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Comparing Space Usage for Different Compression Types

This is an investigation, to get an impression on the impact of the used disk space before and after compression considering different index types.  Read more...
By Michael Salzmann 2017/03/23 | Source: | Category: compression
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Getting Started with Azure SQL Data Warehouse - Part 2

Arshad Ali discusses the architecture of Azure SQL Data Warehouse and how you can scale up or down, based on your need.  Read more...
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Continuous Delivery and the Development DBA

How to do database development with trunk based development and Continuous Delivery  Read more...
By Pedro Lopez 2017/03/22 | Source: | Category: continuous delivery
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Follow-up #1 on leading wildcard seeks

Aaron Bertrand shows how to implement simple triggers that maintain trigram-type tables used for better supporting wildcard searches.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/22 | Source: | Category: wildcard
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Webinar: how to get started with DevOps

More and more teams are turning to DevOps as way to improve the efficiency and quality of software delivery but it’s not always clear what's the best way to get started. Redgate have invited Steve Thair, CTO of the DevOpsGuys, to share some practical tips on how you can start implementing DevOps in your organization. Register for the free webinar.  Read more...
By 2017/03/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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TODAY: extending DevOps practices to SQL Server databases

In this free webinar later today, Steve Jones and Arneh Eskandari show how to use migration scripts as part of an automated database deployment. For the demo, they’ll be plugging Redgate’s Database DevOps solution into Git, TeamCity and Octopus Deploy.  Read more...
By 2017/03/21 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Core Database Source Control Concepts

Sometimes, it isn't the technicalities or details of database source control that people find difficult, but the general concepts and workflow. In this article, taken from Robert Sheldon's book 'SQL Server Source Control Basics' , he takes a step back from the details to explain the whole purpose of database source control and the most important operations within source control such as versioning, branching and merging.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: source control
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Backups in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

This time we explain how to recover an Azure SQL Data Warehouse (ASDW) from a disaster.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/03/20 | Source: | Category: azure
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Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment

Many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing such as lower capital expenditures and increased agility, while still maintaining data in on-premises data stores. This paper describes best practices for security, networking, and component architecture for building a hybrid business intelligence (BI) environment by using a combination of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and on-premises data sources.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/20 | Source: Microsoft MSDN
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Windowing Functions: Tell me when that changes

Windowing functions aren't just for analyzing numbers/dates. Using windows functions to analyze when a character field changes is a little know resource  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2017/03/17 (first published: 2016/02/17) | Source: | Category: windows functions
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Why You Should Change the Cost Threshold for Parallelism

I’ve written several times about the Cost Threshold for Parallelism and it’s relationship to your execution plans, how to determine...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2017/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Run a Job on SQL Azure (Using SSIS Package)

Requirements: A valid azure account, Local Instance of SQL Server (>= 2012), SQL Server Data Tools, Excel 2007 or above Scenario: Dump...  Read more...
By lokesh sharma 2017/03/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Pinned Tables

By Steve Jones 2017/03/23 | Category: t-sql
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