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Natively Compiled Stored Procedures: What they are all about!

What are natively compiled stored procedures? Why would we want to use them and what are the performance benefits of using them over classic disk-based stored procedures?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2014
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A DBA at the Opera

In opera, tragedy or absurdity happens because the characters are incapable of standing back, and making a difficult decision. Instead, at every stage, they just drift towards their fate by taking the easy option. Don't let the same fate befall you, as a DBA.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Managing Big Data DBAs

Technical support teams usually support familiar hardware and software configurations. Specialization in particular combinations of operating systems and database management software is common, and this allows some team members to gain in-depth experience that is extremely valuable in an enterprise IT setting. How has big data changed this paradigm?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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Call for Speakers in Sunny San Diego

If you're in Southern California, you should come to SQL Saturday #340 and speak at their event. If you want a late summer vacation, submit and come enjoy the event.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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How To Write An Interview Winning Resume

Writing a resume that rocks is not an art. Follow these simple guidelines to help secure your next interview.  Read more...
By John Sansom 2014/08/01 (first published: 2012/07/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: professional development
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Using Views

Views can be a great way to abstract away details for clients, but they can also make development much more flexible.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Create First SSRS Report with SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP Cube

Mubin M. Shaikh outlines how to create SSRS Report on SSAS OLAP Cube. If you don't have much prior knowledge of SSRS, just follow the steps and to have your first report ready on OLAP Cube.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/01 | Source: CodeProject.com | Category: ssrs
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Spackle: Making sure you can connect to the DAC

The DAC is an important tool and several things can go wrong when trying to connect to it.  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dac
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A TDD Journey: 1-Trials and Tribulations

Test-Driven Development (TDD) has a misleading name, because the objective is to design and specify that the system you are developing behaves in the ways that the customer expects, and to prove that it does so for the lifetime of the system. Michael Sorens starts an introduction to TDD that is more of a journey in six parts.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/31 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: test driven development
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Monitoring for Non Existent Events

Many DBAs monitor for those events they expect to happen, either successfully or failed. However many DBAs wouldn't be aware of an event never occurring.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Driven Security

Set a security standard across environments that developers can see and run, but not change.  Read more...
By Andre Quitta 2014/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Elevation of Privileges

The elevation of privileges is a large security problem and Steve Jones discusses his fears. Would you know if someone successfully attacked your instance?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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 2014/07/30 (first published: 2013/08/28) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: defensive programming
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SQL Server Alert for Tempdb Growing Out of Control

One option to get notified when TempDB grows is to create a SQL Alert to fire a SQL Agent Job that will automatically send an email alerting the DBA when the Tempdb reaches a specific file size. This tip explains how to set it up.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: alerting
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One a Week

SQL Saturday continues to set records, and Steve Jones is amazed at the latest data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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New SQL Server 2014 Permissions: CONNECT ANY DATABASE

CONNECT ANY DATABASE is one of three new permissions in SQL Server 2014 that can be granted to server logins. What is this new permission good for and why would we ever want this?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Avoiding Database Deployment Disasters – 7 Tips

Here are seven practical tips for any 'accidental DBA' or developer, faced with having to deploy an upgrade to a database live to production, in a development environment that is in the early stages of getting the database code “house in order".  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database deployment
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How to Handle Calculations Related to fiscal year and quarter

This article describes an easy way to handle calculation based on fiscal year and quarter  Read more...
By Raymond Xie 2014/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: fiscal year
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Frustration with Bad Design

It can be frustrating to deal with poorly implemented systems, but Steve Jones notes that you can't take things into your own hands.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/07/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Part 2: Anatomy of a Cloud Service

In this article, we’ll be focusing on the different ways you can build with a Cloud Service, and what exactly happens in terms of virtual machines when you deploy your application.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/28 | Source: Just Azure | Category: azure
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