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Making Deployments Simpler with Re-runnable Scripts

Make sure your SQL Server database release scripts to make life easier.  Read more...
By Ed Elliott 2018/04/20 (first published: 2015/11/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: releases
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How to Show the Execution Plan of a Running Query

By looking at a query execution plan, you can determine which steps are used to resolve the query. But what if you just want to find out what the query plans are for only the queries that are currently running?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/20 | Source: Database Journal | Category: execution plans
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The Right Connection

Making a connection to the wrong database had disastrous results for Travis-CI.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do you check your backups?

Backups. Are you confident you can restore? Do you have a process that ensures you can recover your systems? Learn how one system works in the cloud.  Read more...
By Michael Higgins 2018/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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SQL Server Graph Databases – Part 2: Querying Data in a Graph Database

Along with Graph Databases, Microsoft has introduced the new MATCH function for querying them. Robert Sheldon explains how to use the new function.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server graph database
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5 challenges to scaling DevOps at enterprise level

Many large enterprises launch small DevOps initiatives within certain departments, but subsequently find that scaling DevOps across the organization faces a number of challenges that must be overcome.  Read more...
By 2018/04/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 5: Adding New Data To Columnstore Indexes

Earlier levels have shown how Columnstore Indexes work effectively with static data. In most tables however, data is hardly ever static. We are constantly inserting new rows, and updating or deleting existing rows. If you think about what this means for a columnstore index, you will realize that this comes with some unique challenges.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/04/18 (first published: 2015/11/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Every day, out in the various online forums devoted to SQL Server, and on Twitter, the same types of questions come up repeatedly: Why is this query running slowly? Why is SQL Server ignoring my index? Why does this query run quickly sometimes and slowly at others? My response is the same in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/04/18 (first published: 2013/07/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: execution plans
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Why sp_prepare Isn’t as “Good” as sp_executesql for Performance

Erik Darling shows how execution plan estimates suffer. 
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Good Security Needs Layers

A good security system needs layers since our applications and platforms don't exist in a vacuum.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fixing system database corruption with setup.exe

Corruption of the system databases is a serious matter. Setup.exe is a brute force method of replacing them.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2018/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database corruption
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Machine Learning Challenges

Machine Learning is an exciting branch of computer science, but it doesn't solve all our problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Recover Data in SQL Server AWS RDS with the Help of BACPAC

With Amazon RDS, it’s easy to have a SQL Server running in minutes. There are some limitations, though. Seth Delconte explains a workaround to overcome one of the limitations: the inability to restore a second copy of a database to recover missing data.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: aws
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Effective Database Testing with SQL Test and SQL Cover

A well-established technique for improving application code quality, during software development, is to run unit tests, in conjunction with a code coverage tool. The aim is not only to test that your software components behave as you would expect, but also that your suite of tests gives your code a thorough workout.  Read more...
By 2018/04/17 | Source: Redgate | Category: testing
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SQL Server From .Net: Making A Connection

A basic introduction for developers about creating a connection from .Net to SQL Server, and some of the options available.  Read more...
By Tim Wellman 2018/04/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ado.net
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In Depth Learning at the PASS Summit

The pre-conference sessions for the 2018 PASS Summit were released.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/04/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Desperation on the Forums

Grant talks about the challenges of helping people in online forums and getting them to learn rather than grab the first solution.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2018/04/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using T-SQL to Detect Stock Price Reversals with the RSI

Rick Dobson explains the Relative Strength Index (RSI), and shows how to create a TSQL script that computes the RSI for a stock closing price series.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/16 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: t-sql
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Redgate’s SQL Privacy Summit – London, 18 May

Are you responsible for data privacy and protection of SQL Server databases in your organization? Then you might be interested in Redgate’s brand new conference, the SQL Privacy Summit, taking place in London on Friday 18 May.  Read more...
By 2018/04/16 | Source: Redgate | Category: event
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SSIS Design Pattern - Staging Fixed Width Flat Files

Learn how to load fixed width flat files to staging tables in this article from Samuel Vanga.  Read more...
By Samuel Vanga 2018/04/13 (first published: 2015/10/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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