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Natively Compiled Stored Procedures: What they are all about

What are natively compiled stored procedures? Why would we want to use them and what are the performance benefits of using them over classic disk-based stored procedures?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2016/05/20 (first published: 2014/08/04) | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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Considerations around validation errors 41305 and 41325 on memory optimized tables with foreign keys

Denzil Ribeiro looks at the validation phase of transaction lifetime.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/20 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: memory optimized tables
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The Complexity of Branches

Branching code creates complexity to development and should be undertaken with caution.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/19 | Source: | Category: editorial
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A Comparison of JDBC Drivers for MySQL

A brief comparison of three different JDBC Drivers built for connecting with MySQL  Read more...
By Jerod Johnson 2016/05/19 | Source: | Category: jdbc
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Comparing Networking Options in Azure

What are your options for connecting to an Azure VM? Sure, a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection will get you started but you'll soon need a full secure VPN connection. Azure can provide three different options for doing this: Point-to-Site (P2S), Site-to-Site (S2S), and ExpressRoute, but what are their relative advantages, and which one is right for the way you need to use Azure?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Redgate DLM Demo (with TFS, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy)

How can Redgate DLM help you improve your database development and deployment processes? Join Grant Fritchey to see a demo of the Redgate DLM tools working with TFS, TeamCity, and Octopus Deploy. You'll learn how to version control your databases, include them in your CI process, and set up automated deployments. Register for the free webinar now.  Read more...
By 2016/05/23 (first published: 2016/05/19) | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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new piece for jeff

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By Steve Jones 2016/05/18 | Source: | Category: xxx
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Byte Me: SOS

By Bob Lang 2016/05/18 | Source: | Category: byte me
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Stairway to Database Source Control Level 5: Working with Others (Distributed Repository)

This level starts with an overview of how versioning works in Git, a DVCS, and suggests a sensible database project versioning strategy. It then offers some simple, but illustrative, practical examples showing how to share database changes and deal gracefully with any conflicting changes.  Read more...
By Dave Green 2016/05/18 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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SQL Server 2012 Build List

A list of the builds of SQL Server 2012 through SP2 CU11.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/18 (first published: 2012/04/17) | Source: | Category: sql server 2012
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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 2016/05/18 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Redgate | Category: troubleshooting
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Differences between Delete and Truncate in SQL Server

Atul Gaikwad details the differences between DELETE and TRUNCATE, including how they vary in terms of being rolled back.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/18 | Source: | Category: delete
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Half Baked Features

Steve Jones notes that some features aren't fully developed, but that's not a reason to avoid releasing them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/17 | Source: | Category: editorial
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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Using Entity Framework

Coming from a SQL developer background these few inner workings of Entity Framework caught me by surprise.  Read more...
By Bert Wagner 2016/05/17 | Source: | Category: entity framework
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Row Level Security with SQL Server 2016: Part 2 - Blocking Updates at the Row Level

In this article, Greg Larson reviews why a block predicate is important when you implement row level security using SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
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Dynamic Data Masking

Deploy data masking as part of your SQL security strategy.  Read more...
By Ginger Keys 2016/05/16 | Source: | Category: dynamic data masking
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Implementing SQL Server In-Memory OLTP

How do you go about transferring a disk-based workload to the respective memory-optimized design? How do you process memory-optimized tables? How important for performance are natively-compiled Stored Procedures? Artemakis Artemiou comes up with a step-by-step guide to implementing an in-memory OLTP solution .  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: in-memory oltp
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Software Maturity with Release Management

Adding a release management tool to your software development is a sign of maturity.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/16 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Server RTM - June 1

The next version of SQL Server 2016 will be released on June 1, 2016, which means you can start planning those upgrades.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/16 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Join Operations – Hash Match

The way in which SQL Server chooses to join your tables in a query can dramatically affect performance. In this article, Jason Brimhall explains how a hash match works and shows some performance numbers.  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2016/05/13 (first published: 2014/03/04) | Source: | Category: execution plans
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