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Time for Learning

How do you find time for learning? More importantly, Steve Jones asks if you find time for actual use of your knowledge.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Mining Part 23: Security

In this chapter we will talk about security recommendations for SQL Server Data Mining.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: roles
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Grant Fritchey Reviews Minion Reindex

Grant Fritchey reviews Midnight DBA's Minion Reindex, a highly customizable set of scripts that take on the task of rebuilding and reorganizing your indexes.   Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Finding Encrypted Data in a SQL Server Database

The easiest way to determine if there is encrypted data in a database is to get that information from whoever wrote the application. Aside from that, there are a few things you can look for which would suggest that you have encrypted data in a given database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/27 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: encryption
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Selecting from sub-queries as tables

Using sub-queries as tables only requires an alias  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sub-queries
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SQL Prompt Tip #7 - Begin End Highlighting

This SQL Prompt tip shows you how code highlighting makes it easier to find which items match up with each other.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql prompt
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Deploy the Database First

Steve Jones thinks it's important that we be able to deploy almost any changes to our databases without breaking applications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Which Problem Are You Solving?

This week Steve Jones talks a bit about problem solving and how you should approach the issue.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Discrete and Continuous Data in SQL

Not all data is discrete; some data types represent a continuum. In SQL, we have to approximate them and live with the special problems of handling continuous data. We need to understand the problems associated with continuous data types, when these will happen, and how it affects constraints and the results of queries. Joe Celko explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/26 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: data
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Removing Duplicates

How to remove identify and remove duplicate data from your tables  Read more...
By Sioban Krzywicki 2015/01/23 (first published: 2013/10/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: duplicate data
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Custom SSMS

This week Steve Jones looks at those customizations that make your job easier.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Going to Extremes to Release Bug Fixes and New Features

Extreme Programming (XP) is no general panacea; but for the right team, and for a product that needs to release bug fixes and new features as fast as possible, its benefits are obvious. Working on one of Red Gate's most popular tools, SQL Prompt, Aaron Law and David Priddle use XP. But is their adherence to XP a personal preference or does it bring real benefits?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: extreme programming
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Webinar: Oracle Exadata & In-Memory Real-World Performance

On January 28th 3PM GMT, Randolf Geist will present a free, one-hour webinar analyzing different database query profiles based on a real-world customer case. He'll also look at how these different profiles influence the efficiency of Exadata's features and the new Oracle In-Memory column store option. Register now.   Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/23 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: oracle
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Tracking Database DDL Changes with SQLVer

Presents an open-source T-SQL based version tracking system for MSSQL  Read more...
By David Rueter 2015/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: version tracking
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Getting IT Out of the Data Center

Technology shouldn't just be a cost sink in an organization, at least that's what Steve Jones thinks.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure SQL Database Auditing

While a diminished level of control is certainly a factor to consider when contemplating migration of on-premises systems to Microsoft Azure, especially when dealing with PaaS resources such as Azure SQL Database, you have a range of techniques at your disposal that allow you to control and monitor both the status of and access to your Azure-resident services. One of these techniques is SQL Database auditing.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/22 | Source: Database Journal | Category: auditing
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Percentage of Fragmented Indexes

This is a general indicator of performance problems. Index fragmentation can affect the rate of return for moderate to large tables. If this value indicates an increased amount of index fragmentation throughout your database, you may need to fine-tune your indexes by redesigning, or rebuilding more frequently.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/22 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: sql monitor
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A Custom Execution Method – Level 19 of the Stairway to Integration Services

The next level of the Stairway to Integration Services looks at how you can execute your package.  Read more...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

There's one word that can make a difference in how much you like your job. Steve Jones has a few thoughts today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Tribal Awards 2014 Winners

We have the winners of the 2014 Tribal Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved: winners, finalists, and nominees, and thank you to everyone who voted or nominated someone for an award.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: awards
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