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Databases in Azure… Where to begin? Create a Database and log in!

Ready to create your first Database in Azure. Here are the step by step instructions with plenty of definitions and terms.  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2016/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Master Data Management (MDM): Help or Hindrance?

Knut Jürgensen shares his experiences, both positive and negative, with regard to the function that Master Data Management fulfils within a company. Too often this critical aspect of a business is overlooked or pushed aside without paying it the attention it deserves based on the cost benefits available.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: master data management (mdm)
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What's Your Area of Expertise?

We might be smart in one area, but not others. That's worth remembering.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Sairway to U-SQL Level 1: Introduction to U-SQL and Azure Data Lakes

An introductory guide to querying files in Azure Data Lakes using Microsoft's U-SQL language.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Stretch Pricing

The Stretch database feature in SQL Server 2016 is fantastic, but is it too expensive?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

SQL Server Hardware will provide the fundamental knowledge and resources you need to make intelligent decisions about choice, and optimal installation and configuration, of SQL Server hardware, operating system and the SQL Server RDBMS.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/15 (first published: 2013/07/24) | Source: Redgate | Category: hardware
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Row Level Security Part 3 – Disabling Row Level Security for DBAs and Database Owners

In the third part of his series on Row Level Security (RLS), Greg Larson shows how to disable RLS for database administrators, sysadmins, and database owners.  Read more...
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We Manage Algorithms

"Every business is an algorithmic business" - Joseph Sirosh.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure Machine Learning - Your first experiment

In this chapter, we will show how to create a Machine Learning experiment from our Azure SQL Warehouse.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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The Internals of WITH ENCRYPTION

Paul White discusses the internals of SQL Server's WITH ENCRYPTION clause, and explains why it is not as safe as you might think.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/14 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: with encryption
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The PoSh DBA: Accessing SQL Server from PowerShell

The worst part for a DBA of getting started with PowerShell is often just figuring out the best way of working with SQL Server. The most suitable approach to accessing SQL Server depends on the sort of task you need to produce a script for. Laerte Junior aims at a simple guide to the most common approaches and when to use them.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/14 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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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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