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Using IronPython to talk to SQL Server

IronPython is a Python implementation build on .NET. This article shows how you can use IronPython to access SQL Server Management Objects.  Read more...
By Gerald Britton 2016/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ironpython
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PowerShell Desired State Configuration: Pull Mode

Automated configuration management is simpler with Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Push mode, but what is the best way to use DSC to automate deployments on your machines? ‘Push’ mode or ‘Pull’ mode? How can you reduce configuration-drift over time? Nicolas Prigent describes the second DSC deployment mode: Pull mode.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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The Penalty for a Data Breach

One of the things that will be debated quite a bit in the next few years will be the penalties for data loss.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Paying for Data

Another organization has paid a ransom to get their data decrypted.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Good Stories

Today Steve Jones wants to know if you have any good stories in your IT career.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using APPLY to make your queries DRYer

Using the APPLY operator to reduce repetition and make queries DRYer.  Read more...
By Gerald Britton 2016/06/10 (first published: 2015/04/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: queries
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In-Memory OLTP - Row Structure and Indexes

There are several decisions to be made when designing indexes for Memory-optimized tables in In-Memory OLTP, and to make the best choice, it pays to understand something about the nature and usage of memory-optimised indexes. Murilo Miranda continues his series by explaining how such an index is unlike a conventional index.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: in-memory oltp
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More and More Data Growth

Steve Jones writes about the explosive growth of data in the world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Long Before Your Database Runs Out of Space?

Almost all SQL Server databases grow in size over time. Capacity planning is an important activity for the DBA. You need to know how long before you run out of space long before you actually do. Here are some helpful tips and tricks.  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2016/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: capacity planning
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STRING_SPLIT() in SQL Server 2016 : Follow-Up #2

Aaron Bertrand rounds out his series on STRING_SPLIT() in SQL Server 2016 with additional tests comparing splitting techniques to TVPs.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/09 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: string_split
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Come to InsideSQL on June 14

Inside SQL is the Deep Dive conference for SQL Server professionals in London on June 14.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: events
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Byte Me: Coins Only

By Bob Lang 2016/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Continuous Integration with Microsoft SQL Server

What about database development? In most projects, developers aren’t focused on database development and for proper CI, the database version should keep neck to neck with the application builds.  Read more...
By Joao Osorio 2016/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: continuous integration
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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 Red Gate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/08 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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SQL Server AlwaysOn Endpoint Encryption Algorithm Compatibility Error

Ahmad Yaseen takes a look at how to deal with an endpoint encryption compatibility error when using SQL Server's AlwaysOn Availability Group Wizard.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/08 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: alwayson
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Nasty Fast PERCENT_RANK

Alan Burstein discusses a better performning alternative to PERCENT_RANK that works on SQL Server versions 2005+  Read more...
By Alan Burstein 2016/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: percent_rank
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Abstraction

Developing software requires abstractions. Should we do more in database development?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Be the first to try Redgate SQL Compare 12

Hot on the heels of the SQL Server 2016 general release, the team at Redgate have just released beta builds for both SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare. As well as support for SQL Server 2016, these releases introduce a brand new user interface, and squash a whole host of bugs. In this blog post, Carly Meichen takes a closer look at what's new, and explains how you can give the development team your feedback and requests.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: redgate
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Looking at VIEWs, Close Up

Views in SQL can be difficult. It isn't easy to judge when to use them, It isn't always obvious how to determine if a view can be indexed or if it is updateable. Joe Celko takes a tricky topic and comes up with some helpful guidelines.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: views
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Adding Time Intelligence to a Power BI Data Model

In this article I want to provide an introduction to the vital set of functions that help you to use a time element when analyzing data  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2016/06/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: power bi
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