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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/13 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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Different Options for Importing Data into SQL Server

Moving data into SQL Server is something that most DBAs or Developers are faced with probably on a daily basis. In this article, Greg Robidoux explores the various options for doing so.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/13 | Source: | Category: importing data
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The COUNT Function in T-SQL

The COUNT function is among the most used functions in the T-SQL codes. Even though COUNT is easy to use, it should be used carefully because it could often not return the desired result. For the big tables, the counting of the rows could cause blocking as well as take some more time.  Read more...
By Igor Micev 2016/07/12 | Source: | Category: t-sql
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SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 is Available

SP2 for SQL Server 2014 is now out. Check out the build list.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/12 | Source: | Category: sql server 2014
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Calculating MySQL Database, Table, and Column Sizes

Rob Gravelle demonstrates a sure-fire way to calculate how much disk space your MySQL data entities are taking up.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/12 | Source: Database Journal | Category: mysql
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Baby Steps to DevOps

Steve Jones discusses the way to approach a DevOps implementation.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/12 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Importing Blobs from a MySQL Database and Export Them

Using the power of SSIS and BCP to import MySQL Data and extract files from a BLOB(Varbinary) column.   Read more...
By Abhishek Chaturvedi 2016/07/11 | Source: | Category: mssql
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Dynamic Images in SQL Server Reporting Services

It is relatively easy to provide a smart BI solution when your customer has all the resources for a new hardware and software platform, but it takes ingenuity to provide an effective simple solution requiring data-driven pictorial information on a range of template diagrams with just an existing platform of SQL Server, Reporting Services and .NET.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssrs
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Going On-Prem?

Is the decision for a new database starting to switch from the default of on-premise to in the cloud? Steve Jones has a few thoughts on when we'll get there.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/11 | Source: | Category: editorial
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New Mobile Attack Vectors

With many mobile phones containing malware, Steve Jones notes this could be a problem for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/11 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Finding and Eliminating Duplicate or Overlapping Indexes

Duplicate & Overlapping Indexes can be a drag on write speed and disk resources. How do we find and eliminate them quickly and effectively?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2016/07/08 (first published: 2014/06/16) | Source: | Category: indexing
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5 Monitoring Queries for SQL Server

Every DBA squirrels away favourite queries for monitoring SQL Server. Nowadays many of these are too complex to keep in your head. Dennes describes how he uses T-SQL queries for solving problems, whether it involves fixing the problems of missing indexes, preventing unrestrained autogrowth, avoiding index fragmentation, checking whether jobs have failed or avoiding memory stress conditions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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The Need for Database Intelligence Software

A brief editorial on future database engines having built in intelligence.  Read more...
By David Pruden 2016/07/08 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Changing Linked Server Properties

A quick guide on changing the linked server properties and settings.  Read more...
By David Fundakowski 2016/07/07 | Source: | Category: linked servers
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Fuzzy Processing

There are times when you don't want to get exact mathematical calculations in data processing, and Steve Jones talks about one of them today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/07 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Stairway to DLM Dashboard Level 1: An Introduction

In the first article of this stairway, learn what DLM Dashboard can do and how it provides a useful service to DBAs and developers.  Read more...
By Owen Priestley 2016/07/07 | Source: | Category: stairway series
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What's "Actually" going on with that Seek?

Rob Farley digs deeper into seeks and actual rows read, demonstrating a case where you want a non-sargable expression in the WHERE clause.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/07 | Source: | Category: seek
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Stairway to U-SQL Level 3: Processing Multiple Files With U-SQL

In part 3 of the U-SQL Stairway, we look at how multiple files can be processed with a single U-SQL statement.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/07/06 | Source: | Category: u-sql
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's new In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/06 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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