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Grant User Access to All SQL Server Databases

Consider a situation when you have a large number of databases on your SQL Server, and you are requested to grant user access to all SQL Server databases. How can you grant access to a user for all databases on a SQL Server instance?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: security
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The Importance of Our Work

Work is important, and it's a large part of our lives, but Steve Jones notes we need to keep things in perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Learning about the Cardinality Estimator

A few links to help you understand the Cardinality Estimator.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
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The New DBA

Steve Jones has a new take on what it means to be a DBA.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/29 | 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 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: foreign keys
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Learning about Multiple Tempdb Files

References and links to help you learn how to create multiple tempdb files.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: tempdb
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Free Webinar: Can you Automate your Ops Away?

Automation - done right - frees you to add real value to your team, but you've got to be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot. Join Brian A. Randell, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones as they discuss how to get started when automating your database operations, and what activities are ripe for automation!  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/29 (first published: 2015/06/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Not a cloud to be seen

Phil factor find much to admire in the StackOverflow architecture. It is built on SQL Server, doesn't use microservices or the cloud. It all seems a bit retro, but it manages manage 440 million queries a day, peaking at 8500 queries per second, and never even breaks into a sweat.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Exit Lines

Today we have a question from Andy Warren. How have you ended your time at an employer?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/06/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using a Recursive CTE to Generate a List

Learn how to generate lists of column values from multiple rows by grouping and using a recursive CTE. This is a very flexible and easy implementation, compared to using cursors or PIVOT operators.  Read more...
By Svetlana Marinova 2015/06/26 (first published: 2013/07/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: recursive cte
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Getting Started with Power BI Designer

The Power BI Designer was recently added under the Microsoft Power BI umbrella. Power BI Designer quickly builds reports or dashboards locally and deploys them to the Power BI site. In this article, Arshad Ali demonstrates how to get started with Power BI Designer.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: power bi
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Survey: Development and Test Databases

Unless development happens directly on the production database, every organization will manage one or more development and test instances. Redgate is doing research to learn how development and test databases are managed within organizations. If you’d like to know more about our plans, or are happy to help us understand the problem, please take part in this 3-page survey.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/07/01 (first published: 2015/06/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Free Webinar: Can you Automate your Ops Away?

Automation - done right - frees you to add real value to your team, but you've got to be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot. Join Brian A. Randell, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones as they discuss how to get started when automating your database operations, and what activities are ripe for automation!  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/29 (first published: 2015/06/26) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Learning SQL Server 2012

A collection of technologies and links that will help you learn more about SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Learning SQL Server 2014

A list of technologies in SQL Server 2014 that you might want to learn more about.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
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#SQLNewBlogger

Steve Jones talks about blogging today, how it can help your career, and how easy it can be to get started.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Integration Services, MySql and SET FMTONLY ON

Challenges with integrating MySQL data in an ETL regime and the Amazing FMTONLY trick!  Read more...
By Gerald Britton 2015/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services
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Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics aims to extract knowledge structures from continuous ordered streams of data by real-time analysis. It provides a ready-made solution to the business requirement to react very quickly to changes in data and handle large volumes of information. Robert Sheldon explains its significance.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Memory Used By Ad Hoc Queries Running Once

This metric measures the amount of memory used by the total number of ad-hoc queries that are currently in the plan cache. If the value is high, it indicates memory is being wasted by storing the execution plans of queries that will never be run more than one time.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/06/25 | Category: sql monitor
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Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 6: Creating Rows Of Data Using The UNPIVOT Operator

The UNPIVOT operator does just the opposite of the PIVOT operator, which we looked at in the previous level. By using the PIVOT operator we can take multiple rows of data and create as single row as output. The UNPIVOT operator will take values from a single row and will create multiple rows. Microsoft introduced the UNPIVOT operator when they rolled out SQL Server 2005. In this level I will be showing you different examples of how to use the UNPIVOT operator.  Read more...
By Gregory Larsen 2015/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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