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Byte Me: Making Enemies

By Bob Lang 2016/01/27 | Category: byte me
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Configuring R Services in SQL Server 2016

R Services provides in-database analytics in SQL Server 2016. In this article we step through configuring R Services and get you started with in-database analytics.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2016/01/27 | Source: | Category: revolutionr
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Automate Alerting for SQL Server Suspect Database Pages

We suspect there are some issues with our disk subsystem and would like to be alerted by email if SQL Server encounters any corruption in any of the data files that reside on the disk in question. How can we add this automated monitoring?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/27 | Source:
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Steve Jones looks at the challenges of putting a team together of wildly different skill levels.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/26 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Auto-suggesting foreign keys and data model archaeology

If you can understand the data model then you can understand the intent of the application developers.  Read more...
By David Poole 2016/01/26 | Source: | Category: foreign key
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Declarative SQL: Using CHECK() & DEFAULT

SQL is unusual is that data is not passively stored. Instead you use declarative SQL to specify the rules that underlie the data and its integrity. When used properly, constraints can avoid having to provide a lot of logic elsewhere. CHECK() and DEFAULT can do a lot to ensure that your data is correct  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/26 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: check()
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Crafting Your Resume

Today Steve Jones talks about how you can present yourself better within the confines of a resume.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/25 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Backup File Inventory

Are you using Ola Hallengren's Maintenance Solution? Here's a Python script that helps you keep track of your backup file inventory.  Read more...
By Joel Askey 2016/01/25 | Source: | Category: backups
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Microsoft IT: A Case Study on “Hekaton” against RPM

I/O latch can cause session delays that impact application performance. This white paper describes the procedures and common I/O latch issues when migrating to Hekaton in SQL Server 2014. It also includes challenges that occurred during the migration and the performance analysis at different stages.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/25 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: hekaton
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The Market

This Friday Steve Jones asks about the market price for your skills. Do you know what it is?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/22 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Create/write to an Excel 2007/2010 spreadsheet from an SSIS package

Excel spreadsheets are useful for distributing data generated by SQL Server. EPPlus is an open source .NET library that reads/writes Excel 2007/2010 files using the Open Office XML format (XLSX). It is a mature project, and plays well with SSIS.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/01/22 (first published: 2014/02/11) | Source: | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Correct SQL Server TempDB Spills in Query Plans Caused by Outdated Statistics

Sergey Gigoyan looks at how to address the warning: Operator used tempdb to spill data during execution with spill level 1.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/22 | Source: | Category: tempdb
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Scripting Environments in SSIS

Demo and script on how to script out SSIS Environments and their associated variables  Read more...
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Microsoft Azure DocumentDB

Microsoft's DocumentDB is a late-entrant in the Document-oriented database field. However, it benefits from being designed from the start as a cloud service with a SQL-like language. It is intended for mobile and web applications. Its JSON document-notation is compatible with the integrated JavaScript language that drives its multi-document transaction processing via stored procedures, triggers and UDFs. Robert Sheldon investigates its SQL-like query language.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/21 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Design a Better SQL Server Pricing Model

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren that talks about SQL Server the no one's favorite topic: licensing.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2016/01/21 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 6: Updating and Deleting Data in a Columnstore Index

This level looks in detail at what happens when we update or delete data from a clustered columnstore index, the impact it has on concurrent data access, and how without careful maintenance the efficiency of columnstore indexes can degrade over time.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2016/01/20 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Hard Data v Gut Feel

Data is more important than gut feel, or at least, Steve Jones thinks it should be more important. Today he talks about using data to support decisions.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/20 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Network Load Testing Using iPerf

Tim Radney of SQLskills shows how to measure your network so you have more ammo to take to your network team when there is a performance issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/20 | Source: | Category: network load testing
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Time and Space: How to Monitor Drive Space in SQL Server

How to monitor drive space in T-SQL and calculate when your drives will run out of space.  Read more...
By Ed Wagner 2016/01/19 | Source: | Category: drive space
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Getting Started with Stretch Database Functionality in SQL Server 2016 - Part 2

Arshad Ali explains and demonstrates the impact of enabling the Stretch database feature on backup and restore operations. He also discusses ways to pause, resume, and disable this feature altogether when not needed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/19 | Source: Database Journal | Category: stretch database
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