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Storing a Binary File in a Database

In this article you will see how to convert a file to a binary stream and insert it into SQL Server with SQLCLR.  Read more...
By Eric Notheisen 2015/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: binary conversion
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Webinar: How to safely manage application and database changes with continuous delivery

Join Brian A. Randell, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones in this panel discussion to hear tips, ideas and share your questions on managing application and database deployments with continuous delivery. This Free webinar will be on May 27th at 4PM BST, register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 (first published: 2015/05/21) | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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Hack Us

A challenge from United intrigues Steve Jones. How many other companies would make a challenge like this?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Take our SQLServerCentral Users Survey

Each year SQLServerCentral runs a survey to get some insight into what who our readers are, what they like about the site, and what can be improved. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by June 12 and get the opportunity to win one of three $50 Amazon vouchers.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
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SQL Monitor Custom metric: Average I/O stalls

This is a good general indicator of performance problems. High stall times indicate I/O problems, which can be attributed to busy physical disks or queries that return large data sets to the client.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql monitor
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The Cascading (CROSS) APPLY

An old trick nowadays but one which is still underused here on SSC is the cascading CROSS APPLY – where output from one CROSS APPLY is used as input for another.  Read more...
By Chris Morris 2015/05/25 (first published: 2013/04/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Memorial Day 2015

A short note on Memorial Day  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Scientific Method: a call to action

Gail Shaw issues a rallying call for the SQL Community to adopt the Scientific Method when investigating and reporting on SQL Server behavior.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2015/05/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Optimizing Batch Process in SQL Server

SQL Server batch processes are usually run from SQL Agent in the background. Often, the responsibility for creating these tasks belongs entirely to the developer. Dennes Torres demonstrates that DBAs can advise and assist with this type of batch job to help reduce their impact on the working system.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: batch processing
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Native Audits

This week Steve Jones asks if you're using the SQL Audit feature built into SQL Server.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Big Data for SQL folks: The Technologies (Part I)

Will RDBMs be obsolete? Should Data Professionals care about Big Data technologies? What is NoSQL? What is Hadoop? Big Data-the whole story.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2015/05/22 (first published: 2013/06/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: big data
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Developer-Tester Relationships

In a development team, there are times when the relationships between developers and testers can become strained. How can you turn this potential conflict into something more positive? Is it part of the skill of team-working to find ways of avoiding friction, or should one blame a system that relies on good social skills to work well?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: soft skills
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Database Continuous Integration Workshop - London, UK

Join this workshop on July 8, 2015 to learn how to: link your source control repository to a build system, trigger database builds automatically when you make a change, use DLM tools to test your database changes, and lay the foundations for package-based deployment of your database. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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Interactive Parameter Selection with Reporting Services

Revamp the classic Reporting Services interface with a more modern look and feel adapted to mobile BI  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2015/05/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Naming Confusion

The naming of systems and other technological constructs is always a debate within groups. Steve Jones points out a few places where this might actually prevent mistakes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Webinar: How to safely manage application and database changes with continuous delivery

Join Brian A. Randell, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones in this panel discussion to hear tips, ideas and share your questions on managing application and database deployments with continuous delivery. This Free webinar will be on May 27th at 4PM BST, register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/26 (first published: 2015/05/21) | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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PCI Best Practices Guide for SQL Server DBAs

Tibor Nagy has put together some best practices to help SQL Server DBAs navigate the many different requirements around PCI compliance.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/21 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: best practices
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Building the Ideal VMware-based SQL Server Virtual Machine - Level 3 of the Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization

In this level of the Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization David looks at the ideal virtual machine setup for a SQL Server instance on VMware.  Read more...
By David Klee 2015/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: virtualization
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Controlling Alerts

Being on call is not much fun for anyone, but it can certainly be hard on those that receive lots of calls for systemic issues. Are there better ways to manage this?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free Guide: Eight Steps to Effective SQL Server Monitoring

This free guide includes worked examples, practical advice, and covers the hows and why of SQL Server monitoring. Download the guide and get a 26 monitoring tips as well.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/20 | Source: Redgate | Category: monitoring
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