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Microservices in SQL Server

In SQL Server 2017 consuming or providing JSON data is so efficient that you can implement effective microservices right from the database, argues Phil Factor.   Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who Owns the Data?

The Microsoft battle to avoid moving data across country borders is interesting.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Missing Data

In the real world of business or scientific reporting and analysis, data can prove to be awkward. It can be plain wrong or it can be altogether missing. Sure, we have the NULL to signify unknown, but that doesn't play well with regular business reporting. There are a number of ways of dealing with missing information, and methods of estimating data from existing data has a long and respectable history. Joe Celko gets to grips with a data topic that is often treated with some trepidation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql
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How Long Before You Upgrade?

This Friday Steve Jones wants to know about the lifetime of your instances. Do you have some idea on how long you'll run a particular version of a platform?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Advanced Analytics with R & SQL: Part I - R Distributions

Build and Operationalize scalable Predictive models and intelligent applications using SQL and R.   Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2017/11/10 (first published: 2016/10/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data science
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Mixing MongoDB and Relational Databases in the Enterprise

Your Agile developers want MongoDB, or a similar document database: your Ops people are concerned about security and backup, and Governance are muttering about transactionality and data transfer between systems. Do you restrict your developers from rapidly-evolving the data design for their domain or do you embrace the joys of NoSQL unconditionally? If you accept a polyglot database environment, where the NoSQL lambs coexist with the relational lions, how do you provide tools and common database concepts that everyone can use and understand?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: mongodb
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Introverted vs Extroverted

A lot of us are introverted, so is there anything that can be done about it?  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Change Integer to BigInt on a Very Large Table

This article will show how to change the data type of a column when the table contains more than 1 billion records.  Read more...
By Nisarg Upadhyay 2017/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data types
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Can the database be included in DevOps in financial services?

For many DBAs who work in financial services, deploying database changes is the most taxing part of the job. Being required to review thousands of lines of script can take days, depending on how many errors you find. Even when database deployments are better planned, it’s not an easy journey, and DBAs are often regarded as the blocker in the process, the ones who are causing the problem rather than trying to resolve it  Read more...
By 2017/11/09 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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How to Do a SQL Server Architecture Review

How do you get management to help you figure out if a cluster or an AG is right for you? In this post, Brent Ozar explains the steps involved when doing a review of your SQL Server architecture.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/09 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: architecture
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Should We Move to Azure?

This week Steve Jones asks about moving to the cloud and how interesting that might be to the community?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to AlwaysOn Level 4: Analyse and Deploy a Windows Server Failover Cluster

In level 4 of the stairway to AlwaysOn we look at creating a Windows Server Failover Cluster.  Read more...
By Perry Whittle 2017/11/08 (first published: 2014/12/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cluster
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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 Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/11/08 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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SQL Server R Services: Working with Data Frames

Although you can get started with R in SQL Server without understanding data frames, they are a key structure of the R language that are the equivalent of SQL Server table variables. They give you many ways of manipulating and analyzing data and passing it between R and SQL Server. For a database professional, they provide a clear and familiar concept when getting to grips with integrating R into the database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: r services
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What are you worth?

When negotiating your salary, it helps to know what the ranges are for your experience and area. Steve Jones gives a little advice today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Importing Files in Parallel with SSIS

Run multiple instances of your package in parallel so that each instance processes a portion of the total number of files  Read more...
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How to record T-SQL execution times using a SQL Prompt snippet

In this quick tip, Phil Factor shares the SQL Prompt snippet he uses as a standard testbed for getting execution times for procedures and functions.  Read more...
By 2017/11/07 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql prompt
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Dynamic Data Masking on Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database’s Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) feature limits the exposure of sensitive information to non-privileged users. DDM can mask either the full value or partial value in a column. This method can also mask Social Security and Credit Card Numbers without making any changes to the application. Read on to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/11/07 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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Looking Back at the Summit

Steve Jones looks back at the PASS Summit from last week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Name Value Pairs Table Handling

While Name Value Pairs Tables are anathema to Relational Database professionals, it is sometimes useful to consider such a structure in a production application. This article illustrates the use of User-defined Table Type to improve such handling.  Read more...
By Jerome Boyer 2017/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: user-defined table type
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