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Consuming JSON Formatted API Data in 2016

Natively consume JSON data from API sources with SQL 2016 and CLR  Read more...
By Ryan Loftin 2016/06/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: json
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The Enterprise DBA Mindset as a Practical Problem-solving Approach

In order to keep the demands of the job under control, any DBA needs to automate as many as possible of the suitable tasks that their role demands. What makes a task suitable? How do you judge whether it is worthwhile? Can we take a 'managed', consistent, decision? Joshua Feierman explains the practicalities with a real example.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: automation
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SQL Prompt 7.2 – Now With Execution Warnings!

Redgate’s code completion tool SQL Prompt now provides you with a handy warning if you try to execute an UPDATE or DELETE statement without a WHERE clause. Bob Pusateri explains why he loves this added layer of protection, and why you should too.  Read more...
By 2016/06/02 | Category: sql prompt
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The Coffee Routine

Coffee is important to many people in IT.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Database Design Level 2: Domains, Constraints and Defaults

A clear understanding of SQL Data Types and domains is a fundamental requirement for the Database Developer, but it is not elementary. If you select the most appropriate data type, it can sidestep a variety of errors. Furthermore, if you then define the data domains as exactly as possible via constraints, you can catch a variety of those problems that would otherwise bedevil the work of the application programmer.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2016/06/01 (first published: 2010/05/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database design
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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 2016/06/01 (first published: 2013/08/28) | Source: Redgate | Category: defensive programming
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CU#6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 Updated

Please re-apply CU#6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 as it has been updated.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/06/01 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: sql server 2014
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How to Identify Useful SQL Server Table Statistics

In this article, Fikrat Azizov describes the different approaches to maintaining statistics and shows how you can use the data from your servers for intelligent statistics updates.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/01 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: tables
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Third Party Visuals in Power BI Desktop

Power BI is as extensible as it is powerful In this article you will see how to impress your users with added visuals  Read more...
By Adam Aspin 2016/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: power bi
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Is a RID Lookup faster than a Key Lookup?

For T-SQL Tuesday #78, Aaron Bertrand takes a look at whether RID Lookups are faster than Key Lookups, with a small battery of fairly simple duration tests.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/31 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: rid lookup
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More Overloads

The overloading of terms creates confusion, which means that communication is more difficult.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 1: A First Look At Columnstore Indexes

This level introduces of you to the fundamentals of columnstore indexes, introdused in SQL Server 2012 to manage the indexing of very large tables.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2016/05/30 (first published: 2015/02/25) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Great Developers

A great developer is worth more than an average one, but how much more? Steve Jones has a few thoughts for you to think about.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Connecting to SQL Data Warehouse

The most frustrating thing with any new system is often just working out how to connect to it. Oddly, you can’t use SSMS with SQL Data Warehouse, but it is fine with SSDT, SSIS, Power BI desktop, sqlcmd, BCP, and a range of Microsoft cloud services - there are PowerShell Cmdlets too. Rob Sheldon provides the details.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql data warehouse
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Mentors and Professional Groups

By Phil Factor 2016/05/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Dynamically Query a 100 Million Row Table-Efficiently

This article describes methods of creating dynamic queries without the use of dynamic SQL to efficiently access large tables.  Read more...
By Gary Strange 2016/05/27 (first published: 2015/02/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Bias, the Serial Killer of Diversity

Today we have a guest editorial from Kellyn Pot'Vin that tackles the tough topic of diversity.  Read more...
By dbakevlar 2016/05/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Automatically Creating UML Database Diagrams for SQL Server

SQL Server database developers seem reluctant to use diagrams when documenting their databases. It is probably because it has, in the past, been difficult to automatically draw precisely what you want, other than a vast Entity-relationship diagram. However, you can do it without buying any third-party tool, just using some existing Java-based open-source tools; and can even automate it entirely, using SQL and PowerShell. Phil Factor shows how.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: diagrams
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Diagnosing parallelism-related latching

Diagnosing and resolving parallelism-related latching and blocking in SQL Server using DMV’s, the activity monitor, procedure execution plans, and index tuning.   Read more...
By David Fundakowski 2016/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: parallelism
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Should I Stay or Go?

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren that looks at the decision to leave a job. Or not.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2016/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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