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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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DevOps Isn't Perfect

Mistakes will still be made with a DevOps process, but the benefits outweigh the mistakes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Deployment Automation for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

SSIS was not originally designed with automated deployment in mind. However, any database that uses SSIS projects and their packages needs a way of scripting the deployment of them if the database is to be deployed rapidly, or via a build server. Nat Sundar shows a technique that can be extended to manage the scripted deployment of SSIS projects.  Read more...
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Adding Years, Months and Days

Adding Years, Months and Days to Years, Months and Days, with Bonus UK Public Holiday calculation.  Read more...
By Pete Revell 2017/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Managing Azure SQL Database Recovery

Azure SQL Database offers several benefits, built into the underlying cloud infrastructure, that leverage resiliency and redundancy. You can take advantage of this functionality to facilitate failover and failback in response to events that affect availability of an Azure region.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/14 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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GUI or CLI

The debate over the CLI or GUI is an age old debate.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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2016 Salary Survey in PowerBI

A PowerBI Presentation using the data from the 2016 Salary Survey  Read more...
By Christopher Huntley 2017/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: salary survey
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Change Your SQL Server Oil

Regular maintenance for your instance is important.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Introducing DevOps to Farm Credit Services of America

Identifying a need for better collaboration between teams is only the first step to introducing DevOps workflows into your organization. You also need to define a common DevOps goal, a strategy to achieve it, and then to break down this strategy into series of manageable tasks for each team. Bob Walker describes how Farm Services of America started to "do DevOps".  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: devops
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The Details are in the Small Print

Phil Factor on the rewards of learning the zen-like skill of writing, reading and understanding IT documentation.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Only as Good as Your Auditor

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren that talks about auditing your organization.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2017/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Understanding Graphical Execution Plans - Part 1: Explaining the Plan

Understanding execution plans is a good basic skill for all DBA's and SQL developers. Darren White gives us an overview of what execution plans are in SQL Server and how they are used.  Read more...
By Darren White 2017/03/10 (first published: 2014/02/18) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execution plans
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TroubleShooting SQL Server Memory Consumption

Satnam Singh walks through the steps he took to troubleshoot a recent issue with memory consumption on a staging server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/03/10 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: troubleshooting
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How to work with the command line in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

This time we will work with the sqlcmd to handle our Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Database Cattle

Steve Jones says you should treat your database servers like cattle. It makes life easier.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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