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Why Not Just Create Statistics?

Erik Darling looks at why you should be more interested in up to date statistics, and also why statistics outside of indexes aren’t really the most helpful thing.  Read more...
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Stairway to SQL Server Extended Events Level 4: Extended Events Engine - Essential Concepts

In this level, we're going to dig a little deeper into the Extended Events engine, its architecture, and fundamental components. It will give you a deeper understanding of why, in general, an Extended Events session is inherently lower in overhead than an equivalent SQL Trace. We'll also investigate how to design our event sessions to minimize any unnecessary overhead during event data collection, even when we need to create relatively complex event sessions to investigate difficult performance problems.  Read more...
By Erin Stellato 2016/08/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Byte Me: Let's Cook

By Bob Lang 2016/08/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/08/17 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Simple T-SQL Code Comparison With PowerShell

Tim Smith shows how you can use PowerShell to automate a simple comparison of objects such as stored procedures, views, and fucntions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/17 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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SQL Server 2016: built-in JSON Use case scenarios

There's built-in JSON support starting with SQL Server 2016. Does that mean we should all ditch XML and start using JSON? It depends mostly on the target of your data output processing.   Read more...
By Joao Osorio 2016/08/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: json
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Call for Articles

SQLServerCentral is looking for articles on a few topics. Read more to find out how to submit a draft.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/08/19 (first published: 2016/08/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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A Slower Job

As we get further in our career, I wonder how many of us would like a slower job.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Crossing the Site Domain with JavaScript

Browsers try to prevent a range of malicious attacks by preventing content being accessed by a web page from a different domain to the one that the page was fetched from. If you have a legitimate need to do this, it is a bad idea to disable this method of defence: Instead, there are more legitimate and safer ways of performing cross-domain JavaScript calls such as JSONP or Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, as Dino explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: asp.net
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Bash for ETL pre-processing

People were doing ETL long before ETL packages were invented. Some of those facilities still have worth today  Read more...
By David Poole 2016/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: etl
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Paying Attention to Estimates

Aaron Bertrand follows up on a recent post about DATEFROMPARTS() with a deeper look into the estimates and potential mitigation techniques.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/15 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: migration
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To Infinity and Beyond

A look at the potential of the space program.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Point-in-time data

Phil Factor explains why data detached from its temporal context often loses all meaning.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2016/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Visit to Microsoft and SQL Server 2016

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren as Steve is on vacation. Andy talks about a trip to Microsoft for the SQL Server 2016 launch.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2016/08/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Writing Better T-SQL: Top-Down Design May Not be the Best Choice

One of the best ways in which you can build better applications is by learning to write better T-SQL. Mickey Stuewe begins a new series showing how you might start to think about writing queries.  Read more...
By Mickey Stuewe 2016/08/12 (first published: 2015/06/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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By Press Release 2016/08/19 (first published: 2016/08/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Biml Academy 2 - Importing, Staging, and Loading Data

Next week are 5 more lessons on working iwth Bilm. Each day, Aug 15-19, at 1:00pm EDT.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/08/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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SQL Server Stored Procedure to Compress Non Partitioned Tables

My SQL Server database has some very big tables that can be compressed. The tables are simple, non-partitioned tables and I want a quick tool to compress them. I  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/08/12 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: compression
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An object lesson about what is really important

A story I heard a long time ago reminds us to choose what is really important.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Executing Multiple Threads to Create a Load

Learn a few techniques for executing multiple sets of queries at once.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: performance testing
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