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Importance of Performing DBCC CHECKDB on all SQL Server Databases

The SQL Server model database is one of the core system databases, but it seem to get less attention in terms of importance. This post from Simon Liew will demonstrate the havoc the model database can cause when database integrity checks exclude the model database and corruption goes undetected.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/26 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: dbcc checkdb
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The Future is Now - An Internet of Things Infographic

A look at the positive and negative aspects of IoT in this infographic.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2017/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: internet of things
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The War Room

When things go wrong, how do you handle them? Steve Jones comments on crisis management using a great example from Amazon.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Get Started with Azure Data Warehouse

In this article, we will learn how to use Visual Studio to query Azure SQL Data Warehouse tables and how to create a new table.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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SQL Server 2016 Build List

A list of all builds for SQL Server 2016. Updated with CU1 for SP1 and CU4 for RTM.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2017/01/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Columnstore Indexes and Computed Columns in SQL Server 2016

You can’t do everything with a columnstore index — but SQL Server’s optimizer can get pretty creative so it can use a columnstore index in ways you might not expect. Kendra Little explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/25 | Category: sql server 2016
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Using Power BI and SSRS for visualizing SQL Server and R data (Part 4)

Using R with Power BI, SSRS or RTVS for easier data visualization  Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2017/01/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: r language
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Something I learned while unemployed

Being unemployed is difficult. Here's something I learned to help me through it.  Read more...
By Rod Falanga 2017/01/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Automating the Setup of the Local Developer Machine

On both Windows and Linux, the chore of setting up a development workstation can take several days, and there always seem to be a few configuration settings that get missed. You can reduce the time and tedium dramatically by automating the process by using Vagrant to set up the operating system, followed by your choice of provisioning, configuration management and orchestration applications such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, Docker, Chocolatey and Boxstarter. Vishwas shows how to make it easy to do with Vagrant, Chocolatey and Boxstarter.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: development
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Free Webinar: An Introduction to DevOps

Despite its growing popularity, there is still some confusion over what DevOps actually means, how organizations should do it and what the best way is to get started. Redgate have invited James Betteley, Head of Education at the DevOpsGuys, to run through the basics in this free webinar. Register now.  Read more...
By 2017/01/24 (first published: 2017/01/19) | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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The Purpose of a Database

Why do we have databases? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Inside Job

Grumpy DBA or necessary corporate oversight?  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Join Two CSV Files with a Common Column

In this example we will join two CSV files with a common column using SQL Server.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: join
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SQL Server 2012 Build List

A list of the builds of SQL Server 2012. Updated with CU16 for SP2 and CU7 for SP3.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/23 (first published: 2012/04/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Getting Started with R Services in SQL Server 2016 – Part 2

SQL Server 2016 brings native support for doing advanced analytics, using R Services, in the database itself. Arshad Ali takes a look at a detailed conceptual execution flow, executing R scripts from SQL Server Management Studio and other R client tools.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/23 | Source: Database Journal | Category: r services
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Need to run multiple scripts against multiple servers?

Let Chris Yates give you a quick overview of Redgate's SQL Multi Script to learn more about a quick and easy way to solve the problem.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/23 | Category: redgate
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Data Mining Introduction

Many people that work for years with SQL Server never use the Data Mining. This article has the objective to introduce them to this magic and exciting new world.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/01/20 (first published: 2012/11/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: server
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Development Delusions: That it is Enough to Build a Better Mousetrap

You've written a superb, clever, application that you are trying to encourage your colleagues to use. They're not interested. Why? You've neglected the documentation. Surely, the saying goes 'Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door'? Nope, not without comprehensive and complete documentation and marketing, it won't. Documentation is the secret of ensuring that good software will succeed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: development
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Legacy Limits

Sometimes the hardware or software we use prevents upgrades, which isn't necessarily good for any of us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Keeping Fact Tables Online while Loading via Partition Switching

Provides overview of steps that can be used to keep fact tables online during loading process.  Read more...
By Shubhankar Thatte 2017/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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