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Free eBook: Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication

Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/07 (first published: 2014/02/26) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: replication
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Importance of Statistics and How It Works in SQL Server – Part 1

SQL Server Query Optimizer uses statistical information to estimate the cardinality in a query result. This enables the SQL Server Query Optimizer to create a high-quality query execution plan. Read on to learn how to use statistics and why it’s needed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/07 | Source: Database Journal | Category: query optimizer
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Scrubbing Personally Identifiable Information

Managing personally identifiable information when moving databases to unsecure environment can be challenging. With this flexible and extendable solution for scrubbing it, you can save yourself some time and effort.  Read more...
By Daniel Brown 2015/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: restore
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Recovering from Bad Deployments

When you deploy software, what do you do if things don't go well? Steve Jones talks about a few options you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Add a linear trendline to a graph in SQL Server Reporting Services

In this article, Koen Verbeeck illustrates how to add a linear trendline to a graph in SSRS, similar to the way it would appear if done Excel.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/06 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: ssrs
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SQL Monitor Custom Metric: Identity Columns Near Limit

If your application relies on identity columns, this metric is a useful measure of the number of identity columns that are near to the limit per database. You can then avoid logical problems in your application and SQL Server errors.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/01/06 | Category: sql monitor
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Adding an Article Without a Full Snapshot

Have you got transactional replication in your SQL environment? Do you need to add a new table to your publication, but can't afford the time necessary to create a full new snapshot? Here is a step-by-step guide. Thankfully, adding a single table is easier than I thought.  Read more...
By Nick Burns 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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Staying Successful

What helps people be successful in a company? Perhaps a little analytic work can help employers determine this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Salesforce: A Very Straightforward Cloud Development Platform

Force.com is an enigma; a Platform-as-a-Service that is designed to appeal to a broad church of developers, to make it quick and easy to write simple cloud-based applications. Robert Sheldon explains, as simply as possible, why this unusual data-centric, and metadata-driven platform is attracting so much interest in the industry.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: salesforce
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DBA of the World

Conference travel enhances our minds with more than just SQL. It exposes us to new cultures, people and possibilities.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2015/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creating a heat map in Reporting Services

Use custom assemblies to generate a heat map matrix in SQL Server Reporting Services  Read more...
By Andy Owl 2015/01/02 (first published: 2012/08/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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What's Coming True?

Steve Jones looks forward to the new year and asks in this poll what you think will happen.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses

Too often in the past, High Availability and Disaster Recovery have been marketed as expensive choices for businesses with deep pockets. The truth is that, with careful planning, there are sensible and economic solutions for small businesses that can maintain business continuity when disaster strikes.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: high availability (ha)
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Growing Your SQL Server Skills without Breaking the Bank

Learning more about SQL Server doesn't have to cost a small fortune. If you're willing to invest the time, you can learn.   Read more...
By Mike Hillwig 2015/01/02 (first published: 2013/08/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: learning
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A Beginners Look at Hadoop

Hadoop has been making a lot of noise in the Big Data world. Despite my lack of Linux experience I decided to take the plunge and this is what I found.  Read more...
By David Poole 2015/01/01 (first published: 2013/06/05) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hadoop
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Byte Me: Out With the Old

A scheduled task.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/01/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Started with HDInsight - Part 3 - Creating an HDInsight Cluster in Microsoft Azure Cloud

In this tip we will look at two different ways of creating an HDInsight Cluster: Creating an HDInsight Cluster through Azure Management Portal, and creating an HDInsight Cluster through Windows Azure PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: azure
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Stairway to SQL Server Automated Database Testing Level 1: Why You Need TDD

The first article in this Stairway Series makes the case for test-driven development.  Read more...
By Sebastian Meine 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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The 2015 Plan

As we look to the new year, Steve Jones wonders what improvements you might be planning for your career.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".  Read more...
By Press Release 2014/12/31 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: troubleshooting
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