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Stairway to U-SQL Level 15: U-SQL Global Scalar Functions With C#

In this article, see how to created shared functions using C# assemblies in U-SQL.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2017/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: u-sql
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A Bad First Day

A bad first day, as a developer crashes a production database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Defensive Database Programming

Resilient T-SQL code is code that is designed to last, and to be safely reused by others. The goal of defensive database programming, the goal of this book, is to help you to produce resilient T-SQL code that robustly and gracefully handles cases of unintended use, and is resilient to common changes to the database environment.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/06/14 (first published: 2013/08/28) | Source: Redgate | Category: defensive programming
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Setting Variables in Calling T-SQL Code While Using sp_executesql

In this tip, Greg Larsen shows you how to set variables in your calling T-SQL code when using sp_execute sql.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/14 | Source: Database Journal | Category: variables
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What is normal? Finding outliers with R

How do you currently set alerting thresholds? What is normal? And more importantly, what is truly abnormal? We will explore these questions.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2017/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: r language
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Software Has Bugs

All software has bugs, according to Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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UNION ALL Optimization

Paul White digs into row goals as he explains some interesting and inconsistent behavior with UNION ALL queries in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/13 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: union all
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SQL Data Mask: masking configurations and reports

SQL Data Mask is the latest prototype to come out of the Foundry, Redgate’s research and development division. It copies your database while anonymizing personal data, and you can use it to mask your databases right now, free of charge. This blog post from Developer Santiago Arias explains what's new in the latest update.  Read more...
By 2017/06/13 | Source: Redgate | Category: data masking
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Two Approaches to Addressing Circular References in SSDT

Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. Neither is universally right for all situations. Understand the differences before picking the model that works for your situation.  Read more...
By Hakim Ali 2017/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssdt
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Guilty of Over-Customising

Am I guilty of over-customising software? Read this and let us know what you think.  Read more...
By Nitin Bhojwani 2017/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Value of Surveys

Phil Factor on the perils of trying to squeeze good insights out of bad surveys.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Scala and Apache Spark in Tandem as a Next-Generation ETL Framework

Scala and Apache Spark might seem an unlikely medium for implementing an ETL process, but there are reasons for considering it as an alternative. After all, many Big Data solutions are ideally suited to the preparation of data for input into a relational database, and Scala is a well thought-out and expressive language. Krzysztof Stanaszek describes some of the advantages and disadvantages of a scala-based approach to implementing and testing an ETL solution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: scala
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Guide to enhancing privacy and addressing GDPR requirements with the Microsoft SQL platform

A new whitepaper published today gives Microsoft SQL customers technical guidance for how to approach GDPR compliance with Microsoft SQL technologies.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/12 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: gdpr
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Have production-level PostgreSQL experience?

Redgate are doing some early stage research around PostgreSQL, and would really like to hear about your experiences. If you think you can help, check out their short survey.  Read more...
By 2017/06/12 | Source: Redgate | Category: postgresql
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They Call Me Andy Null

Who's on first, null edition.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2017/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Understanding OPENJSON and FOR JSON in Azure and SQL 2016

An example of exporting and importing table data with JSON in Azure and SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Ryan Loftin 2017/06/09 (first published: 2016/05/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: openjson
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Statistics in SQL: Pearson’s Correlation

Some people will assure you that you can't do any serious statistical calculations in SQL. In the first of a series of articles, Phil factor aims to prove them wrong by explaining how easy it is to calculate Pearson's Product Moment Correlation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/06/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: statistics
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VMware monitoring in SQL Monitor

The Redgate SQL Monitor team has been looking into how you can more effectively monitor SQL Server running on a virtual machine, and are pleased to announce that they've begun this by introducing support for VMware in SQL Monitor version 7.0.11. Find out more about the beta feature in this blog post.  Read more...
By 2017/06/09 | Source: Redgate | Category: monitoring
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The OUTPUT Clause for the MERGE Statements

In this article, I will provide a set of examples to showcase the use of OUTPUT clause within the MERGE statement and how to capture the OUTPUT clause results into an archive table.  Read more...
By Amarendra Reddy Thummeti 2017/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server is Getting Smarter

SQL Server is becoming more capable all the time, requiring fewer human resources for basic management.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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