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Going On-Prem?

Is the decision for a new database starting to switch from the default of on-premise to in the cloud? Steve Jones has a few thoughts on when we'll get there.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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New Mobile Attack Vectors

With many mobile phones containing malware, Steve Jones notes this could be a problem for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Finding and Eliminating Duplicate or Overlapping Indexes

Duplicate & Overlapping Indexes can be a drag on write speed and disk resources. How do we find and eliminate them quickly and effectively?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2016/07/08 (first published: 2014/06/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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5 Monitoring Queries for SQL Server

Every DBA squirrels away favourite queries for monitoring SQL Server. Nowadays many of these are too complex to keep in your head. Dennes describes how he uses T-SQL queries for solving problems, whether it involves fixing the problems of missing indexes, preventing unrestrained autogrowth, avoiding index fragmentation, checking whether jobs have failed or avoiding memory stress conditions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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The Need for Database Intelligence Software

A brief editorial on future database engines having built in intelligence.  Read more...
By David Pruden 2016/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fuzzy Processing

There are times when you don't want to get exact mathematical calculations in data processing, and Steve Jones talks about one of them today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Changing Linked Server Properties

A quick guide on changing the linked server properties and settings.  Read more...
By David Fundakowski 2016/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: linked servers
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Stairway to DLM Dashboard Level 1: An Introduction

In the first article of this stairway, learn what DLM Dashboard can do and how it provides a useful service to DBAs and developers.  Read more...
By Owen Priestley 2016/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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What's "Actually" going on with that Seek?

Rob Farley digs deeper into seeks and actual rows read, demonstrating a case where you want a non-sargable expression in the WHERE clause.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/07 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: seek
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 3: Processing Multiple Files With U-SQL

In part 3 of the U-SQL Stairway, we look at how multiple files can be processed with a single U-SQL statement.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/07/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: u-sql
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's new In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/06 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Introduction to the Azure SQL Database Advisor

One of the challenges associated with running your workloads in Azure SQL Database is the limited level of management oversight. Fortunately, there is an alternative approach that leverages the functionality incorporated into the recently introduced Azure SQL Database Advisor - Marcin Policht provides a brief overview.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/06 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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The Bad Data Shutdown

Not more hacking, but rather a data error in some cars is disturbing to Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Power BI to Azure SQL and Google Analytics

In this demo, we will give an introduction from 0 about Power BI and how to connect to Azure SQL Databases and Google Analytics  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/07/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: power bi
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3 Built-In Technologies for Centralizing SQL Server Administration

DBAs can be more effective in managing their workload by centralizing their procedures. There are several features of SQL server that can be harnessed to this end: PowerShell is only part of the solution: there is also Central Management Server, Master /Target Agent and the Remote Server Administration Tools. It's time to work out your objectives and pick the most suitable technologies to meet them.  Read more...
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Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization Level 1: What is Virtualization?

The first level in the Stairway to Virtualization introduces the concept of virtualized servers as well as the terminology and benefits of implementing the technology.  Read more...
By David Klee 2016/07/04 (first published: 2014/08/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Difference between SQL Server Unique Indexes and Unique Constraints

Uniqueness of values in specific columns can be enforced in a SQL Server table by creating a unique constraint or a unique index on those columns. In this article, Sergey Gigoyan looks at what the differences between the two are, and how SQL Server handles them both.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/04 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: unique index
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Independence Day II

It's a holiday in the US and Steve Jones wishes everyone a good day.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Growing Artificial Intelligence

This week Steve Jones discusses artificial intelligence and one of the building blocks that will be needed: data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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