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The Potential of Joins

An article about how we underestimate the power of joins and degrade our query performance by not using proper joins  Read more...
By Ashutosh Pandey 2015/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Building Small Habits

Today Steve Jones talks about development, and finding ways to make small changes that improve your code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Another Look at Tuning Big Data Queries

Most large organizations have implemented one or more big data applications. As more data accumulates internal users and analysts execute more reports and forecasts, which leads to additional queries and analysis, and more reporting. The cycle continues: data growth leads to better analysis, which generates more reporting. Eventually the big data application swells with so much data and querying that performance suffers.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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How do you develop and deploy your database?

Could you spare 3 minutes to do us a quick favor? Redgate’s running this short survey on how our readers develop and deploy databases. It’s just 12 multiple choice questions, so if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare, we’d love to hear from you.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/26 (first published: 2015/02/05) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: deployment process
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Stairway To SQL Server Columnstore Indexes Level 1: A First Look At Columnstore Indexes

This level introduces of you to the fundamentals of columnstore indexes, introdused in SQL Server 2012 to manage the indexing of very large tables.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2015/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Small Leadership

Today Steve Jones talks leadership, and the value it can bring to your team if you display just a little of it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can’t get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/02/25 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: concurrency
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The DRI Subject of References

A database must be able to maintain and enforce the business rules and relationships in data in order to maintain the data model. It does this through referential constraints. They aren't complex, but are powerful, especially with the means to attach DRI actions to them. Joe Celko explains all, and pines for the ANSI CREATE ASSERTION statement.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dri
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Error handling with try-catch-finally in PowerShell for SQL Server

PowerShell V2 introduces the "try-catch-finally" statements, similar to those you already use when you write .NET code. "Try-catch-finally" encloses a block of script that is likely to produce errors under specific circumstances and therefore helps you to keep your code organized. This article is a short usage guide for this error handling construct.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/24 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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Making Plans

PASS President Tom Larock doesn't make long term plans. Steve Jones doesn't make long term plans. Do you?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Dynamically Query a 100 Million Row Table-Efficiently

This article describes methods of creating dynamic queries without the use of dynamic SQL to efficiently access large tables.  Read more...
By Gary Strange 2015/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Microsoft and Minecraft and Training Kids

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren, looking at learning.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Collect Data from Multiple Instances Using SSIS and Powershell

Use SSIS to pull data from multiple instances. Combine with powershell to run multiple instances simultaneously.  Read more...
By S. Kusen 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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SQL Server 2014 Build List

A list of builds for SQL Server 2014, through CU5 for RTM.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
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The Importance of Caching

Performance tuning and optimization definitely have their place in minimizing SQL Server Licensing costs – by helping keep CPU utilization low. But it’s important to remember that the fastest and most efficient query possible is the one that you never execute against your SQL Server. That might sound trite, but it’s at the heart of caching – which is key to helping organizations save significant money on SQL Server licensing costs while simultaneously enabling better application performance and increased scalability.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: caching
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The Query Store

This week Steve Jones talks about the query store after an article was released describing it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who Truncated That Table and What Do I Do Now?

This article describes a way to identify the user who truncated the table & how you can recover the data.  Read more...
By Sujeet Singh 2015/02/20 (first published: 2014/06/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: truncate
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The Promise - and the Pitfalls - of In-Memory OLTP

When SQL Server 2014 was released, it included Hekaton, Microsoft’s much talked about memory-optimized engine that brings In-Memory OLTP into play. With memory-optimized tables 30 times faster than disk-based tables, higher performance is promised – but at what cost? Jonathan Watts looks at the features that have improved, and those that need careful consideration.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: in-memory oltp
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Where Do You End Up as a DBA?

Steve Jones talks about careers, and where you might take your career over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your Tools

In many occupations, workers invest in their own tools. However we rarely do that in technology.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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