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Holidays as Benefits

When you take a job, do you ask about holidays? Do you consider them a benefit? Andy Warren asks what those holidays might mean to you.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Warehouse to OData to Excel and R

How do you make data available to analysts who want to blend data with R or Power Query tools? Why with OData services.  Read more...
By Benjamin Seidle 2015/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: odata
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Reviewing Logical Hard Drive details using T-SQL and OLE Automation Procedures

One of the most important SQL Server DBA tasks is checking logical hard drive details such as the total capacity, free disk space, and used space by the SQL Server data and log files. In this tip we look at a method to view this information in a faster and simpler way.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/03 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ole automation
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Silicon Valley - DLM Training Workshop – Database Continuous Integration

Learn how to do SQL Server continuous integration at the first in a new series of Database Lifecycle Management Training Workshops, in Silicon Valley on March 27. To celebrate the launch, places for this workshop are free.   Read more...
By Press Release 2015/03/03 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: events
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Webinars

The SSC and Red Gate webinar archive.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: webinar
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No State Based Deployments

Today Steve Jones talks about deploying your database changes, and how you can't ever really depend on a state based approach.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are My Problems Caused By Replication?

We frequently need to discover the source of issues with our databases. This article provides information on how to detect replication on a database as a possible source of issues.  Read more...
By Eric Notheisen 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Pier to Pier Replication on Frozen Lake Erie

In a guest post, Rodney Landrum ponders the gaps in his DBA experience at the edge of Lake Erie.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2015/03/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Checking the Plan Cache Warnings for a SQL Server Database

How often do you check your query plans to see if they contain any warnings? If you're missing them, it means that you're not getting all those hints about missing indexes, join predicates or statistics. Is the query optimiser trying to tell you about implicit conversions? Dennes shows how to view the warnings in plan cache for a particular database using SQL.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/03/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: plan cache
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Outer Join – What am I missing (SQL Spackle)

This article shows how to find missing rows in a table using a outer join.   Read more...
By Patrick Cahill 2015/02/27 (first published: 2013/11/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: outer joins
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The Express Choice

This week Steve Jones wonders if you'd be willing to use Express edition in production situations.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cloud Storage Replication Is Not Backup

The options that you need to select when setting up an Azure Storage service account allow you to specify the durability and high-availability of your data, but they don't provide for data recovery to a point-in-time. In fact, it means that some of the bad things that can happen to data are more efficiently replicated to all copies. Backup is quite a separate issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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SQL Saturday #381 - Richmond, VA

SQL Saturday is coming to Richmond on March 21, 2015. Join us for a free day of SQL Server training and networking. There are also paid-for pre-con sessions available from Tim Mitchell and Kevin Kline. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/27 | Source: SQL Saturday | Category: events
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The Potential of Joins

An article about how we underestimate the power of joins and degrade our query performance by not using proper joins  Read more...
By Ashutosh Pandey 2015/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Building Small Habits

Today Steve Jones talks about development, and finding ways to make small changes that improve your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Another Look at Tuning Big Data Queries

Most large organizations have implemented one or more big data applications. As more data accumulates internal users and analysts execute more reports and forecasts, which leads to additional queries and analysis, and more reporting. The cycle continues: data growth leads to better analysis, which generates more reporting. Eventually the big data application swells with so much data and querying that performance suffers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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How do you develop and deploy your database?

Could you spare 3 minutes to do us a quick favor? Redgate’s running this short survey on how our readers develop and deploy databases. It’s just 12 multiple choice questions, so if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare, we’d love to hear from you.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/26 (first published: 2015/02/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: deployment process
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Stairway To SQL Server Columnstore Indexes Level 1: A First Look At Columnstore Indexes

This level introduces of you to the fundamentals of columnstore indexes, introdused in SQL Server 2012 to manage the indexing of very large tables.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2015/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Small Leadership

Today Steve Jones talks leadership, and the value it can bring to your team if you display just a little of it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can’t get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/25 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: concurrency
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