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What Do You Have Against a Little Hard Work?

In life there are some things that are just hard work.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 11: Optimizing Queries For Batch Mode (Part 2)

Hugo Kornelis continues his exploration of the types of queries that can end up running in row mode when accessing columnstore indexes. He demonstrates how careful rewriting can often yield a logically equivalent query that runs in batch mode instead, and therefore gains the best possible performance benefit.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2017/01/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Removing Email from msdb Database

Is your msdb database growing bigger every day? If so you might want to consider purging some of the history records. Greg Larsen explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: msdb
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Number Security

Numbers are both very useful and also susceptible to all sorts of attacks when their domain is limited. Steve Jones looks at some issues occurring in today's world.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Identify Servers and the Databases Mounted in SharePoint

Identify the Database Server which is used to mount the database in Sharepoint 2010  Read more...
By Tushar Kanti 2017/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sharepoint
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The 2016 Salary Survey Results

Get the data and look through our salary survey results.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2017/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: salary survey
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The Salary Range

Today Steve Jones starts the year looking at salaries for developers and DBAs.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Triggers: Threat or Menace?

Triggers are generally over-used in SQL Server. They are only rarely necessary, can cause performance issues, and are tricky to maintain If you use them, it is best to keep them simple, and have only one operation per trigger. Joe Celko describes a feature of SQL that 'gets complicated fast'.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: triggers
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Technology Guilt

Technology has made many advances in the world, but it has also eliminated many jobs. This Friday's poll asks how you feel about that as a technology worker.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Biml Level 1: What is Biml?

An introduction to the Biml language from Andy Leonard that helps  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2017/01/02 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Memory Limits in SQL Server 2016 SP1

Aaron Bertrand explains a few details about the memory limits in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 that make this upgrade even more compelling.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/02 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Column Store vs Row Store Indexes

How does a column store index compare to a (traditional)row store index with regards to performance  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2016/12/30 (first published: 2015/05/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: columnstore index
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What Will 2017 Bring?

Steve Jones looks ahead to 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to read the SQL Server Database Transaction Log

Manvendra Singh takes a look at a SQL Server function that you can use to read the transaction log to see what entries are made for database transactions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: transaction log
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SQL Server v.Next Build List

A list of builds for SQL Server v.Next  Read more...
By Site Owners 2016/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server v.next
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Internal Query Processor Error with ColumnStore Indexes

SQL Server 2016 does not allow computed columns to co exist with columnstore indexes and clustered btree indexes on same table.  Read more...
By Mala Mahadevan 2016/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Getting Started with R Services in SQL Server 2016 – Part 1

SQL Server 2016 brings native support to advanced analytics in the database itself, using R Services. In this article, Arshad Ali explains what R is, what the on-premise advanced analytics options from Microsoft are, and shows how to get started using R Services with SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/29 | Source: Database Journal | Category: r services
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Looking Back at 2016

Steve Jones looks back at 2016 and the data events that were important.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Byte Me: Specific Wishlist

By Bob Lang 2016/12/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Common questions about Azure SQL Data Warehouse

This article compiles some common questions and answers about Azure SQL Data Warehouse.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/12/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql
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