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Stairway to SQL Server Extended Events Level 3: Working with the Extended Events UI

In the next installment of our stairway to Extended Events, we delve into the Live Data and Target Data Viewers.  Read more...
By Erin Stellato 2016/05/25 | Source: | Category: extended events
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Free eBook: Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views

Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) are a significant and valuable addition to the DBA's troubleshooting armory, laying bare previously unavailable information regarding the under-the-covers activity of your database sessions and transactions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/25 (first published: 2013/08/21) | Source: Redgate | Category: performance tuning
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Implementing Azure SQL Database Elastic Database Jobs

Sometimes it's good to re-think how to write a query; set operations can provide performance benefits over 'straight SQL'. In this article, David Fitzjarrell takes a look at one such example in action.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/25 | Source: Database Journal | Category: oracle
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How to deploy and execute an SSIS package from the SSISDB catalog

Beginning with SQL Server 2012, SQL Server Integration Services packages can be deployed and executed from a SQL Server database named SSISDB, which serves as a repository for SSIS packages.   Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/05/24 | Source: | Category: ssis package execution
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Unified Approach to Generating Documentation for PowerShell Cmdlets

Now, it is easy to provide professional-quality documentation for PowerShell cmdlets, and to keep it in sync when you make changes, whether they are written in PowerShell or C#. While this has always been easy to do in PowerShell, it was always painful to do in C# or VB because it meant having to build your own MAML file. Michael Sorens completes his three-part series by summarising, in a wallchart, how to go about it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Inside-SQL Conference: SQL Server Deep Dives in London

14th June, Londo, UK - Inside-SQL conference offers deep dives on a range of SQL Server topics, with tracks focusing on DBAs, Developers and BI. Use the discount code "Redgate" for £40 off the price of a ticket.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/24 | Category: inside-sql
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Sharing on-premises SQL Server Data Analyses in the Cloud with Power BI

In this article I would like to introduce you to PowerBI.Com to see how to share analyses in the cloud using SQL Server data  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2016/05/23 | Source: | Category: power bi
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Database Hardware and Infrastructure Trends

Glen Berry talks through a number of useful new developments in hardware, storage, and the Microsoft Windows and SQL Server ecosystem.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/23 | Source: | Category: hardware
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Redgate DLM Demo (with TFS, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy)

How can Redgate DLM help you improve your database development and deployment processes? Join Grant Fritchey to see a demo of the Redgate DLM tools working with TFS, TeamCity, and Octopus Deploy. You'll learn how to version control your databases, include them in your CI process, and set up automated deployments. Register for the free webinar now.  Read more...
By 2016/05/23 (first published: 2016/05/19) | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Natively Compiled Stored Procedures: What they are all about

What are natively compiled stored procedures? Why would we want to use them and what are the performance benefits of using them over classic disk-based stored procedures?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2016/05/20 (first published: 2014/08/04) | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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Seek or Scan – Cost Based Optimizer in SQL Server

When SQL Server has a choice of plans, it will compare the cost among a set of execution plans and...  Read more...
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Freeze IO

By Steve Jones 2016/05/25 | Category: dbcc
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What happens when I run this on my SQL Server 2014 instances? Sandbox is a valid database on this instance.

dbcc freeze_io(Sandbox)
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