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Launching Products

The release of new software is always exciting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Delivery and the Development DBA

How to do database development with trunk based development and Continuous Delivery  Read more...
By Pedro Lopez 2017/03/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: continuous delivery
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Follow-up #1 on leading wildcard seeks

Aaron Bertrand shows how to implement simple triggers that maintain trigram-type tables used for better supporting wildcard searches.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/22 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: wildcard
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Webinar: how to get started with DevOps

More and more teams are turning to DevOps as way to improve the efficiency and quality of software delivery but it’s not always clear what's the best way to get started. Redgate have invited Steve Thair, CTO of the DevOpsGuys, to share some practical tips on how you can start implementing DevOps in your organization. Register for the free webinar.  Read more...
By 2017/03/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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We are All Data Companies

Many companies are data companies, whether they realize it or not.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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TODAY: extending DevOps practices to SQL Server databases

In this free webinar later today, Steve Jones and Arneh Eskandari show how to use migration scripts as part of an automated database deployment. For the demo, they’ll be plugging Redgate’s Database DevOps solution into Git, TeamCity and Octopus Deploy.  Read more...
By 2017/03/21 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Core Database Source Control Concepts

Sometimes, it isn't the technicalities or details of database source control that people find difficult, but the general concepts and workflow. In this article, taken from Robert Sheldon's book 'SQL Server Source Control Basics' , he takes a step back from the details to explain the whole purpose of database source control and the most important operations within source control such as versioning, branching and merging.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: source control
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Why DevOps? Employee Satisfaction

Another reason why a DevOps process is a good idea.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Backups in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

This time we explain how to recover an Azure SQL Data Warehouse (ASDW) from a disaster.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment

Many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing such as lower capital expenditures and increased agility, while still maintaining data in on-premises data stores. This paper describes best practices for security, networking, and component architecture for building a hybrid business intelligence (BI) environment by using a combination of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and on-premises data sources.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/20 | Source: Microsoft MSDN
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Visualizing Data

This week Steve Jones talks about data visualizations, and the opportunities that exist for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Windowing Functions: Tell me when that changes

Windowing functions aren't just for analyzing numbers/dates. Using windows functions to analyze when a character field changes is a little know resource  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2017/03/17 (first published: 2016/02/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: windows functions
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SQL Server Bulk Insert Row Terminator Issues

We often need to import data into SQL Server from a file. Sometimes unwanted end of line characters are part of the source file and these can create issues when importing the data. One of the ways to avoid this issue is to use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), but it doesn't always make sense to use SSIS for simple operations. Rahul Mehta explains that he uses BULK INSERT sometimes faces issues with Line Feeds and Carriage Returns. In this post, Rahul shows some examples and explains how to fix the issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: bulk insert
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Using Trace Flags

Do many of you use trace flags? Steve Jones wonders today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Extending DevOps practices to SQL Server databases

In this free webinar, Steve Jones and Arneh Eskandari show how to use migration scripts as part of an automated database deployment. For the demo, they’ll be plugging Redgate’s Database DevOps solution into Git, TeamCity and Octopus Deploy.  Read more...
By 2017/03/17 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Informing the Internal IT Team

One of the ways to build a good team is with communication.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Ding - The World’s Largest Mobile Top-up Network Streamlines QA with SQL Server Containers

In this case study, see how database containers can help improve a QA process.  Read more...
By Andrew Pruski 2017/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: containers
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Installing SQL Server vNext on an AWS EC2 RHEL Instance

The steps required to create an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance and install the latest SQL Server version on the EC2.  Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: installation
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How to Find Queries Using an Index (and Queries Using Index Hints)

Sometimes you know a query is out there, but it’s hard to find the exact query. In this post, Kendra Little gives example code to find queries using a specific index, or using an index hint.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/16
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Enable Trace Flags in SQL Server

Learn how to enable trace flags to change the behavior of your SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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