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Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB Security

When analyzing security-related challenges, it is important to note that they encompass several distinct but interrelated technologies. In addition, when dealing with data services, it is also necessary to distinguish between the data plane, facilitating access to the underlying content and the management plane, which allows for delegation of administrative tasks. In this article, Marcin Policht explores how these concepts apply to the Azure Cosmos DB offering.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/05 | Source: Database Journal | Category: security
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Will Coding Be Less Important?

The future of coding may be similar to that of today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Scalar Functions with Query Plans: Not all is obvious!

Scalar functions in Query Plans just don't always show the whole story!  Read more...
By Mike Byrd 2018/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: query performance
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One law for me, another for EU

Phil Factor notes that the EU's approach to the GDPR seems to be "do as I say, not as I do".  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com
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Building reusable table build scripts using SQL Prompt

You’ve been working on a query, function or procedure and you want to store the results of executing it in a table; maybe a table variable, or a temporary table. These all require column definitions, and such things can be tiresome to do. Phil Factor demonstrates how to use SQL Prompt to do most of the mindless tasks that you’d otherwise be obliged to undertake by hand.  Read more...
By 2018/06/04 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql prompt
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Importing JSON Collections into SQL Server

Microsoft introduced native support for JSON in SQL Server in version 2016. In this article, Phil Factor shows how to import JSON documents into to SQL Server database tables, even if there is a bit of complexity in the original data.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/04 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: json
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NonClustered Index Structure

Learn how the clustered index keys affect the non clustered index structure.  Read more...
By Mayank Shukla 2018/06/01 (first published: 2016/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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Do We Understand Data?

With the recent issue of Facebook/Cambridge Analytica and GDPR, I ask do we really understand "data"?  Read more...
By Scott Crosby 2018/06/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The 2018 State of DevOps Survey. Don’t just wait for it. Be a part of it.

Redgate is joining forces with DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and Google Cloud to support the pursuit of DevOps excellence. The research aim is to better understand the DevOps landscape, and to surface new findings that provide guidance for improvement in resource management, productivity, and quality of technology delivery teams. To have your say and be part of the research, simply take the survey - there are even some great prizes up for grabs!   Read more...
By 2018/06/01 (first published: 2018/05/22) | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Quick Tips For Debugging Large Stored Procedures

SSMS is a good management tool, but it’s not a good development tool. When you’re writing some simple queries, it’s fine. When you’re writing code with lots of branching, dynamic SQL, temp tables, error handling, and so on… Not so much. Here are some tips Erik darling has put together after a couple years of wrangling the Blitz scripts in the First Responder Kit.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/01 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: t-sql
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Solving the Target Principal Name is Incorrect

One small point to note when we receive the below error while connecting SQL server: The target principal name is incorrect. Cannot generate sspi context  Read more...
By Raghavender Chavva 2018/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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An Unlikely Taste for Documentation and Archiving

So, in general, what information (Scripts, configuration information, lists and documents) ought DBAs to retain about the databases and servers they are responsible for?  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Automating a SQL Server Database Refresh

In this tip we cover the basics of what needs to be done to setup a process to automate refreshing a dev or test environment with a recent database backup.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/31 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: refresh
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Using SQL Data Compare to Synchronize Custom Error Messages

In this recent Redgate article Steve Jones provides a useful trick to Synchronize Custom Error Messages using SQL Data Compare  Read more...
By 2018/05/31 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql data compare
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How Far Back?

Today Steve Jones discusses the need to restore older backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Using SQL Server Dynamic Online Catalog to Solve Problems: Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 2

In this second level of the Stairway, Phil looks at where we go to find information about objects, using triggers as the example.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/05/30 (first published: 2016/09/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Server Management Objects (SMO) Level 1: Concepts and Basics

Learn how to get started working with SMO and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Laerte Junior 2018/05/30 (first published: 2016/05/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: smo
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Free eBook: Defensive Database Programming

Resilient T-SQL code is code that is designed to last, and to be safely reused by others. The goal of defensive database programming, the goal of this book, is to help you to produce resilient T-SQL code that robustly and gracefully handles cases of unintended use, and is resilient to common changes to the database environment.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/05/30 (first published: 2013/08/28) | Source: Redgate | Category: defensive programming
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PowerShell Day-to-Day Admin Tasks – Part 6: Real-Time IT Dashboard

Creating a real-time IT dashboard is essential for IT professionals for managing their environments and to be proactive. A Few months ago, a great tool called ‘PowerShell Universal Dashboard’ or ‘PoshUD’ was officially released. In this article, Nicolas Prigent describes PoshUD, and how to use it to monitor your infrastructure using PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/05/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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An introduction to the TRY_CONVERT function, introduced in SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Matthew McGiffen 2018/05/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: try_convert()
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