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The Purpose of a Database

Why do we have databases? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Inside Job

Grumpy DBA or necessary corporate oversight?  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Join Two CSV Files with a Common Column

In this example we will join two CSV files with a common column using SQL Server.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: join
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SQL Server 2012 Build List

A list of the builds of SQL Server 2012. Updated with CU16 for SP2 and CU7 for SP3.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/23 (first published: 2012/04/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Getting Started with R Services in SQL Server 2016 – Part 2

SQL Server 2016 brings native support for doing advanced analytics, using R Services, in the database itself. Arshad Ali takes a look at a detailed conceptual execution flow, executing R scripts from SQL Server Management Studio and other R client tools.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/23 | Source: Database Journal | Category: r services
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Need to run multiple scripts against multiple servers?

Let Chris Yates give you a quick overview of Redgate's SQL Multi Script to learn more about a quick and easy way to solve the problem.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/23 | Category: redgate
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Data Mining Introduction

Many people that work for years with SQL Server never use the Data Mining. This article has the objective to introduce them to this magic and exciting new world.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/01/20 (first published: 2012/11/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: server
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Development Delusions: That it is Enough to Build a Better Mousetrap

You've written a superb, clever, application that you are trying to encourage your colleagues to use. They're not interested. Why? You've neglected the documentation. Surely, the saying goes 'Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door'? Nope, not without comprehensive and complete documentation and marketing, it won't. Documentation is the secret of ensuring that good software will succeed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: development
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Legacy Limits

Sometimes the hardware or software we use prevents upgrades, which isn't necessarily good for any of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Keeping Fact Tables Online while Loading via Partition Switching

Provides overview of steps that can be used to keep fact tables online during loading process.  Read more...
By Shubhankar Thatte 2017/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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What's New in Reporting Services 2016 Service Pack 1

SQL Server 2016 was been released the first of June 2016, but at the recent Connect event Microsoft announced the first service pack. Aside from numerous fixes, this service pack also comes packed with some notable enhancements for Reporting Services. Koen Verbeeck gives you an overview of these enhancements.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/19 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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The (Former) Complexity of PowerShell

Steve Jones notes that PowerShell seems to becoming an easier to use language for SQL Server professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free Webinar: An Introduction to DevOps

Despite its growing popularity, there is still some confusion over what DevOps actually means, how organizations should do it and what the best way is to get started. Redgate have invited James Betteley, Head of Education at the DevOpsGuys, to run through the basics in this free webinar. Register now.  Read more...
By 2017/01/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Byte Me: Escalation Path

Rapid expansion can be unwelcome.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Put your Database under Source Control

This article will walk you through a demostration on linking your DB to SubVersion with RedGate SQL Source Control.  Read more...
By Thomas Liddle 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: db source control
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Five Useful SQL Server Management Practices

This article outlines five SQL Server capabilities you can use to enhance your efficiency as a DBA.  Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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SQL Server v.Next : STRING_AGG() performance

Aaron Bertrand takes an initial look at the performance of a new function, STRING_AGG, in SQL Server v.Next CTP 1.1.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: sql server v.next
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Delaying Patches is Problematic

Many of our security issues come down to not patching software when there are updates available.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using SQL Server and R Services for analyzing Sales data (Part 3)

Using R integration for analyzing sales data in WideWorldImporters database  Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2017/01/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: r services
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SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines - Performance Optimizations

When deploying SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine, you can take advantage of several Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features that enhance performance of the SQL Server database engine. This article explores a couple of these enhancements, with a particular focus on increased I/O throughput facilitated by the Solid State Drive (SSD) storage available on most Azure virtual machines (VMs).  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/17 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure vm
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