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Covering Indexes: Not Just for SELECT but also for UPDATE statements

Covering indexes help UPDATE performance also  Read more...
By Mike Byrd 2018/05/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Pseudonymizing your data with SQL Data Generator

SQL Data Generator was, as its name suggests, intended to generate the data for databases, as required for testing, development work and training. However, it is perfectly at home with using the original data as the default source of the new data, and then substituting in fake data for any column that you want to mask - here's how.  Read more...
By 2018/05/15 | Source: Redgate | Category: data masking
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Calculating Employee Attrition Rate with DAX – Part 1

In many businesses, the HR department needs reports on the employee attrition. This is the number of people that leave the company (depending on the reason they leave; the terminology can also be dismissals or turnover). Suppose you have a table with your employee data, where you also store a possible termination date. How do you calculate the number of people who have left the company using the DAX query language?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/15 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: dax
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How do you deal with disappointment?

Disappointment is hard, but you get to choose how you react to it.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2018/05/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Auto assign Column Data Types for Flat file Source Import

A tip to auto detect data types for flat file sources in SSIS. Never manually enter them ever again!   Read more...
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SQL Server Graph Databases – Part 4: Working with Hierarchical Data in a Graph Database

The Graph Database feature, new with SQL Server 2017, can be used to represent hierarchies. In this article of the series, Robert Sheldon demonstrates how to represent hierarchies in data with complex relationships.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/14 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server graph database
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Strange Filtered Index Problem

What I thought was a strange filtered index problem but turned out to be a DB settings problem  Read more...
By Mike Good 2018/05/11 (first published: 2015/08/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Interviewing Avatars

Maybe you'll be able to send your avatar to an initial phone screen one day.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Create Azure VMs with PowerShell Part 1

Azure virtual machines are created for many reasons, even just to have an environment to quickly test something out. In this article, Robert Cain demonstrates the first few steps in automating the process with PowerShell. He shows how to gather information needed and set up a resource group, storage and networking needed for the VM.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Automatic Provisioning of Developer Databases with SQL Provision

This article shows a simple proof-of-concept workflow that allows an organization to provision full size databases for developers, using production like data that has been masked automatically as part of the provisioning process.  Read more...
By 2018/05/11 | Source: Redgate | Category: provisioning
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Power BI Desktop on the Mac

By Steve Jones 2018/05/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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One Million Tables

A quick experiment to create one million tables in a database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Setting up SQL Server on Red Hat Linux in AWS - Part 1

In this post, Pinakin Patel looks at the preliminary steps you need to peform to build an instance in AWS to run SQL Server on Red Hat Linux.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/10 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql server on linux
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SQL Compare Snapshots: a lightweight database version control and rollback mechanism

SQL Compare snapshots provide an easy way to keep track of changes during development work, whether they are small changes between iterations, or significant changes between releases. Snapshots can be used to quickly generate rollback scripts during releases even in environments which are isolated by infrastructure design for security reasons.  Read more...
By 2018/05/10 | Source: Redgate | Category: version control
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SQL Server Dynamic Online Catalog: Why Should You Care? Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 1

In this first level, we look at the overview of what metadata is contained in each database, gain some understanding of the different types of information, and examine a few basic examples.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/05/09 (first published: 2016/08/03) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Anonymisation Confusion

Steve talks about the difference between anonymisation and pseudonymisation, which can be confusing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/05/09 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Redgate | Category: troubleshooting
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Kafka Integration with HDInsight

Microsoft HDInsight is the cloud service that deploys and provisions Hadoop clusters on the Azure cloud. It's a completely managed, open source analytics service to support enterprise needs and supports a wide variety of scenarios with the help of open source frameworks like Hadoop, Storm, Spark, R Server and Hive.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/09 | Source: Database Journal | Category: hdinsight
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SQL Server From .Net: Connecting Visual Studio Community Edition

This is a short description of how to connect the free Visual Studio Community Edition to the free SQL Server Express edititon.  Read more...
By Tim Wellman 2018/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: .net
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Reading Through the Logs

The problems at TSB Bank in the UK have Steve worried about his own records.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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