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SQL Server Database Provisioning

Database provisioning for development work isn't always easy. The better that development teams meet business demands for rapid delivery and high quality, the more complex become the requirements for the work of development and testing. More databases are required for testing and development, and they need to be more rapidly kept current. Data and loading needs to match more closely what is in production. Grant Fritchey explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: provisioning
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Free Webinar – Database DevOps Demo

Learn how to extend DevOps practices to SQL Server databases in our free demo webinar on January 17th. Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Steve Jones will demonstrate how Redgate’s database automation tools plug into Git, Jenkins & Octopus Deploy. Learn how to branch and merge with SQL Source Control then automate the build and deployment of changes with DLM Automation. Register now.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/16 (first published: 2017/01/11) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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Simpson's Paradox

This article is a case study and an attempt to explain an interesting phenomenon with data anomalies that is commonly called Simpson's Paradox.   Read more...
By Mala Mahadevan 2017/01/10 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition Performance Advantages

Glenn Berry uses a few specific examples to demonstrate the performance benefits you can get from SQL Server 2016 SP1 Enterprise Edition.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/10 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: sql server 2016
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SQL Server is Getting More Popular

Today, Steve Jones looks at the popularity of SQL Server, which was named DBMS of 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/10 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Using R to Identify Key Features Quickly

Typical BI dashboards display data summaries like counts and averages. We use R to extend on these to identify key associations in a dataset.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2017/01/09 | Source: | Category: visual analytics
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Changes are Coming to the SQLServerCentral Forums

SQLServerCentral is getting an upgrade, and Steve Jones has a few words.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/09 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Using SQLite with PowerShell and SQL Server

When you combine PowerShell and SQLite, you can perform powerful magic. Phil Factor is in awe of SQLite and gives a brief demonstration of how easy it is to use. Just to encourage anyone who is unfamiliar with the database, he includes a giant-sized SQLite version of the old PUBS database that the first generation of RDBMS developers cut their teeth on.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sqlite
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SQL Server 2014 Build List

A list of builds for SQL Server 2014, through CU9 for SP1.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/09 (first published: 2015/02/23) | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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Keeping up to, and down with, Date

It is foolish to insist on reading only up-to-date books on technology. Nothing beats getting the broad perspective.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/01/09 | Source: | Category: editorial
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How to run SSIS Project as a SQL Job

In this piece by Pilip Horan, learn how to create an SSIS catalog and run a project as a SQL Agent Job.  Read more...
By Philip Horan 2017/01/06 (first published: 2015/05/11) | Source: | Category: integration services (ssis)
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An Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Get the basics of what a container is and how this can work with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Paul Stanton 2017/01/06 | Source: | Category: containers
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Your 2017 Goals

What are your goals for the year? 
By Steve Jones 2017/01/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Server Ad Hoc Access to OLE DB Provider Has Been Denied Error

I was trying to use OPENROWSET to query a remote database and I experienced the following error "Ad hoc access to OLE DB provider has been denied. You must access this provider through a linked server". When I ran this same query using a sysadmin account it worked fine. Why doesn't this work for other logins?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/06 | Source: | Category: openrowset
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Dynamic Data Masking Feature in SQL Server 2016

Microsoft has introduced very impressive new security feature in SQL Server 2016 called Dynamic Data Masking (DDM).Dynamic Data Masking allow user to decide how much of the sensitive data to reveal with minimal impact on the application layer.   Read more...
By Pankaj Chakole 2017/01/05 | Source: | Category: security
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Questions About SQL Server Security and Access Control You Were Too Shy to Ask

For many developers, database security and Access control is just something that gets in the way of development work. However, several recent security breaches have had devastating consequences and have caused a change in attitude about the value to any organisation of having database applications that meet industry standards for access control and security. The problem, however is in admitting that you have a problem and finding answers to those problems you are just too shy to ask in public.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server security
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What Do You Have Against a Little Hard Work?

In life there are some things that are just hard work.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/01/05 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 11: Optimizing Queries For Batch Mode (Part 2)

Hugo Kornelis continues his exploration of the types of queries that can end up running in row mode when accessing columnstore indexes. He demonstrates how careful rewriting can often yield a logically equivalent query that runs in batch mode instead, and therefore gains the best possible performance benefit.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2017/01/04 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Removing Email from msdb Database

Is your msdb database growing bigger every day? If so you might want to consider purging some of the history records. Greg Larsen explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: msdb
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Number Security

Numbers are both very useful and also susceptible to all sorts of attacks when their domain is limited. Steve Jones looks at some issues occurring in today's world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/04 | Source: | Category: editorial
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