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Custom Solution to Measure SQL Server Query Performance Improvements

Performance tuning is a creative process which requires a lot of attention and manual work. SQL Server 2016's Query Store makes some of this work much easier, but what if you're using an earlier version? Fikrat Azizov shows how to automate assessing SQL Server query performance changes by using custom performance collection tools and reports.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/23 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: performance tuning
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Byte Me: Behind Times

By Bob Lang 2016/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Sairway to U-SQL Level 2: Breakdown of a U-SQL Statement

Following on from our introduction to U-SQL, we take a look at how a typical U-SQL statement is constructed.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: usql
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Free eBook: Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/22 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: replication
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Altering an Existing Table to Support Temporal Data

In this article Greg Larsen explores using the temporal table feature of SQL Server 2016 to create a history table for an existing SQL Server table.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/22 | Source: Database Journal | Category: temporal tables
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A Beautiful Google Mind

Larry Page is a very interesting person, one that is looking to change the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Migrating SSIS Projects and Parameters, Part 1

In this first part to looking at deploying SSIS packages to new environments, Andy Leonard looks at a few options for migrating your work to a new instance.  Read more...
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Taking Azure SQL Data Warehouse for a Test-Drive

Azure SQL Data Warehouse uses SQL to query the data, but there are some differences to SQL Server's dialect of TSQL, and queries don't necessarily work in the same way. DBAs are also required to use SSDT to access Azure SQL Data Warehouse. It is worth taking the time to try the preview of the product, and take it for a 'spin around the block', following Robert Sheldon's walk-through.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Updates During Outages

When a system goes down, it's worth ensuring you can update clients.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A SQL Server Date Handling Issue

How do you think SQL Server will handle this scenario ?  Read more...
By David Ozono 2016/06/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server date handling
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Triple Check Your Restores

After the crash of an US Air Force database was reported, Steve Jones has some advice.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Improved Support for Parallel Statistics Rebuilds

Jonathan Kehayias takes a closer look at a new trace flag that allows you to process multiple concurrent statistics updates on the same table.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/20 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: trace flag 7471
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Be the first to try Redgate SQL Compare 12

We are excited to announce the beta release of SQL Compare & SQL Data Compare 12. We want to use this beta period to get as much feedback from you, the SQL community, as possible. Try it out, or for more information on what’s new, read on.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/20 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql compare
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What SQL Statements Are Currently Using The Transaction Logs?

This article presents a utility that will show you what SQL statements are using the transaction logs, in terms of log space used and transaction duration.  Read more...
By Ian Stirk 2016/06/17 (first published: 2015/03/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: transaction log
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SQL Server 2016 is Just Faster

SQL Server 2016 runs faster, sometimes without you changing anything.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to version a SQL Server Master Data Services model

In SQL Server Master Data Services all the entities are organized in a model. Once a model is ready to be released to subscribers, it should be frozen and marked as ready for subscribers. Until a model is marked as ready, a model is typically deemed as work in progress. In this article, Siddarth Mehta covers the standard process that's required to release a completed version of the model to subscribers.  Read more...
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Databases in Azure… Where to begin? Create a Database and log in!

Ready to create your first Database in Azure. Here are the step by step instructions with plenty of definitions and terms.  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2016/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Master Data Management (MDM): Help or Hindrance?

Knut Jürgensen shares his experiences, both positive and negative, with regard to the function that Master Data Management fulfils within a company. Too often this critical aspect of a business is overlooked or pushed aside without paying it the attention it deserves based on the cost benefits available.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: master data management (mdm)
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What's Your Area of Expertise?

We might be smart in one area, but not others. That's worth remembering.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Sairway to U-SQL Level 1: Introduction to U-SQL and Azure Data Lakes

An introductory guide to querying files in Azure Data Lakes using Microsoft's U-SQL language.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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