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Performing a Right and Comprehensive Age Calculation

Age calculation based on the right method used in real life.   Read more...
By Sergiy Floka 2017/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: datetime conversions
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Who Changed My Database Schema?

Have you ever wanted to know who made a schema change to your database? If so, that information is tracked in the default trace - Greg Larsen shows how to view it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/28 | Source: Database Journal | Category: schema
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Create reports in Azure SQL Data Warehouse using SSRSS

In this article, we will show how to create reports in ASDW using SSRS  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/03/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Using AT TIME ZONE to fix an old report

Rob Farley contributes to T-SQL Tuesday #87, showing how he would use AT TIME ZONE to simplify reports based on an end user's time zone.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/27 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: at time zone
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The Mysterious Case of the Missing Default Value

Sometimes things are not exactly how we think they are. Read the story of the missing default value and learn why.  Read more...
By Raul Gonzalez @SQLDoubleG 2017/03/24 (first published: 2015/12/01) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server internal storage
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Encrypting SQL Server: Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) encrypts the data within the physical files of the database, the 'data at rest'. Without the original encryption certificate and master key, the data cannot be read when the drive is accessed or the physical media is stolen. The data in unencrypted data files can be read by restoring the files to another server. TDE requires planning but can be implemented without changing the database. Robert Sheldon explains how to implement TDE.  Read more...
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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: SQLServerCentral.com | 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: SQLServerCentral.com | 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: SQLPerformance.com | Category: wildcard
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TempDB Multiple Datafiles

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SSMS Tips - Text Results

By Steve Jones 2017/03/28 | Category: management studio (ssms)
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