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Headlines today   August 28, 2014

Data Mining: Part 15 Processing Data Mining components with SSIS

In this lesson, we will show different components to Administer the Data Mining Models with SSIS.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/08/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data
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SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Fail the Initial Failover Test

The first test of AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2012 is successful, but after testing to swing back again to your primary replica, you find out that automatic failover works only the first time. How come? Carla Abanes explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: alwayson
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 6: The DAX SUM() and SUMX() Functions

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson exposes the DAX SUM() and SUMX() functions, comparing and contrasting the two. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in managing “sum” aggregations within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2014/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/27 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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Questions about T-SQL Expressions You Were Too Shy to Ask

Nobody seems to ask questions about SQL Expressions in forums, even though expressions can cause all sorts of problems. It's time for some straight-forward Q&As, and who better than Robert Sheldon to give the A?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: expressions
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SQL Server Service Engine fails to start after applying CU4 for SQL Server 2008 SP1

After performing an update on SQL Server, SQL Server Engine and SQL Agent stop responding.  Read more...
By Hilda E 2014/08/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2008
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SQL Saturday #340 - San Diego, CA

SQL Saturday is coming to San Diego on September 20, 2014. This event has a great speaker line-up which includes Itzik Ben-Gan, Grant Fritchey, and many others. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/08/26 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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Big Data Technologists Transition to Customer-Facing Roles

As the enterprise embraces big data, management assumes that staff sizes will decrease. What should be done with those unneeded technologists? One answer: convert them into technology consultants that collaborate and coordinate with the lines of business. In other words, give them customer-facing roles.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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Auto Generating Multiple XML Files Using SSIS

An SSIS package that can generate an XML file for each record in an XML column in a SQL Server Database using the Source Script Component in a Data Flow Task.   Read more...
By C.J. Garcia 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis
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The Mindset of the Enterprise DBA: 8 Ways To Centralize Your Work

As well as standardizing and documenting, the enterprise DBA needs to centralize the management of systems. Joshua Feierman explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dba skills
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Parameterization Part 2: Seven Ways to Execute Your Query

This is the second post in my series on parameterization. In the first post I wrote about plan caching and...  Read more...
By Guy Glantser 2014/08/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Continuous Integration/Delivery without Testing!

Anything we can do to automate our builds and deployment should be considered. After all, the point isn’t just to...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2014/08/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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You, as DBA of database x, are tasked to deploy the following script:


create view [dbo].[numList] as
with numlist (Item, amount) AS
(SELECT * FROM (VALUES ('38940428',1788017.5),
('38940430',98737342.52517),
('38940500',98737342.52517),
('38940504',1788017.5)
)ItemList(Item, amount))
select * from...  Read more...
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