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The Bones of SQL - The Holiday Table

This second part to a previous article on Calendar table generation shows how to create a holiday table containing both fixed-date and variable-date holidays.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: calendar
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The 10X Programmer

Today Steve Jones discusses the mythical 10x programmer from the context of databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Introduction to In-Memory OLTP Database Objects

In-memory OLTP was introduced in SQL Server 2014, but greatly improved in SQL Server 2016. If you have a heavily-used transaction-processing that is processing a lot of data, it is definitely worth considering the new 'In-Memory' features of SQL Server 2016. Grant Fritchey explains why.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: in-memory oltp
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Why We Need Backups First

This week Steve Jones notes that backups aren't the most important thing for your data. Restores are.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Indexing Foreign Keys

Foreign Keys are one of the fundamental characteristics of relational databases and enforce the referential integrity. Is it a good idea to index a FK relationship? When can it help?  Read more...
By Alessandro Mortola 2016/09/16 (first published: 2015/06/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: foreign keys (fk)
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The Danger of xp_cmdshell

This week Steve Jones wonders what you think of xp_cmdshell.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creating PowerShell Stacks and Expression Evaluators

To demonstrate that dynamic modules in PowerShell can be used to easily create objects with methods and properties, Phil Factor implements an expression analyser written in PowerShell, using a variation of Dijstra's Shunting Algorithm.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Introduction to Microsoft R Services in SQL Server 2016

General introduction to R Services in SQL Server 2016 and how R server works with external stored procedure.  Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2016/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: microsoft
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Data Science Education

Data Science is a hot area and one to which quite a few people would like to move. Steve Jones has some thoughts on trying to get certified in this area.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using SQL Compare with Row Level Security

Row Level Security is one of many new features in SQL Server 2016. It provides a much easier, consistent, and maintainable solution for row-based security rules. In this blog post, Data Platform MVP Steve Jones introduces this new feature, and walks through how Redgate SQL Compare can safely and reliably handle RLS changes.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/15 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql compare
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Free Webinar: Redgate DLM Demo

Learn how to use Redgate’s DLM solution to improve your database change management process in this free webinar on September 20th. Microsoft Data Platform MVPs, Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey, will demonstrate how Redgate’s tools plug into Visual Studio Online so that you can build, test and deploy your database alongside your application code. Register now.  Read more...
By 2016/09/20 (first published: 2016/09/15) | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 8: Joining Tables in U-SQL

U-SQL provides a number of ways to join data sources together. This articles introduces the joins available and how you can use them.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/09/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: u-sql
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Down Tools Week 2016

Last week Steve Jones participated in the Down Tools Week at Redgate Software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's new In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/09/14 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Best Practices For Building Alerts for Using APIs with SQL Server

Tim Smith shares some ideas about how to handle and alert on irregular data coming from APIs when loading your database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/14 | Source: MSSQLTips.com
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Encryption Keys Matter

Protecting the keys used for encrypion can really matter for companies, and in today's complex world, that can be difficult. Monitoring becomes important to helping here.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Restore Gene Version 6 - User Guide

Read about the Restore Genie and the new support for fork points, Azure and Multiple Concurrent Restores.   Read more...
By Paul Brewer 2016/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: restore genie
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Direct Query with Power BI

Power BI allows you to connect directly to the data just as if it were a “standard” connection, and modify and extend the data to support analytics. By using DirectQuery, you can build reports based on extremely large datasets where re-importing data not a practical solution. It also allows you to do data aggregations on the server. There are, of course, restrictions as well but it is nevertheless a worthwhile technique to use where appropriate. Adam Aspin explains all.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/09/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: bi
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Ignoring Database Version Control

Steve Jones thinks version control is important, even for databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creating Partition on Existing tables and Rolling Partitions

this article describes about creating partitions on our existing Tables and also gives details about how to create rolling partition to support new data  Read more...
By Avinash Gunjuluri 2016/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: partition
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