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Three Days and a Notebook

Steve Jones is off to Seattle for the rest of the week attending Microsoft Build 2017.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Basic data masking for development work using SQL Clone and SQL Data Generator

This article describes a lightweight copy-and-generate approach for making a sanitized version of a production database available to development teams with SQL Clone and SQL Data Generator.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/08 | Source: Redgate | Category: data masking
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The Power BI Pivot

This week Steve looks at the Power BI announcement of a new server product.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure Machine Learning - Your first experiment

In this chapter, we will show how to create a Machine Learning experiment from our Azure SQL Warehouse.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/05/05 (first published: 2016/06/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Thinking Time

Taking time away from life and just thinking is important.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Exploring Azure Storage for SQL Server DBAs – Part 2

Managed Disks have simplified way that Azure storage interacts with the users' virtual machines, thanks to the way that it eliminates the need to deal with the Storage Account. It is now easier to add new disks to a virtual machine, either in PowerShell or via the portal. The Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server can be used to aggregate disks together and obtain higher levels of performance. Joshua Feierman explains how to do it all.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure storage
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Dude, where’s my database? Inventory management by Foundry

Have trouble keeping track of your SQLServer estate? Redgate Foundry are currently researching the area - here's what they've been up to, and how you might be able to help.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/05 | Source: Redgate | Category: inventory
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IoT Pros and Cons

The Internet of Things is coming, and there will be good and bad aspects of it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Performance Tuning Using Extended Events: Part 3

Identifying Performance Tuning Opportunities Using Extended Events: Part 3 Aggregate Report  Read more...
By Brian Davey 2017/05/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: extended events
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SQL Server Join Example

What are all of the JOIN options in SQL Server? What is the significance of each of the options? How does the syntax work? Jeremy Kadlec answers these questions and more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/04 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: joins
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How to Move a Table to a Different File Group

There may be a time when you want to move a table from one file group to another. It's easy if it contains a clustered index. Read on to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/04 | Source: Database Journal
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Byte Me: Entrepreneurial

By Bob Lang 2017/05/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 7: Function / Iterator Function Pairs: The DAX AVERAGE() and AVERAGEX() Functions

Business Intelligence architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson explores the DAX AVERAGE() and AVERAGEX() functions, comparing and contrasting the two. He then provides some hands-on exposure to the use of each, particularly in combination with other DAX functions, in generating arithmetic means within our PowerPivot model designs.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2017/05/03 (first published: 2014/09/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Build Dynamic Backup Locations with Minion Backup

See how Minionware Backup gives you the ability to customize backup files and locations.  Read more...
By Sean McCown 2017/05/03 | Source: Minionware | Category: minionware
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Free eBook: SQL Server Execution Plans, Second Edition

Every day, out in the various online forums devoted to SQL Server, and on Twitter, the same types of questions come up repeatedly: Why is this query running slowly? Why is SQL Server ignoring my index? Why does this query run quickly sometimes and slowly at others? My response is the same in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/05/03 (first published: 2013/07/30) | Source: Redgate | Category: execution plans
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Why is my clone so small?

Using very few megabytes and taking very little time, SQL Clone can quickly creates multiple copies of very large databases. How? It might sound like magic, but it's not; in this blog post Redgate developer Chris Hurley goes into the details of how the technology works.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/03 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql clone
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OUTPUT Clause Basics (For Inserts and Deletes)

When INSERTING or DELETING rows from a table, the OUTPUT clause can be used to return a dataset containing the changes made. Mat Richardson explains how.  Read more...
By Mat Richardson 2017/05/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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How to implement a T-SQL code formatting standard using SQL Prompt

Louis Davidson shows how to save a defined SQL formatting style as a shareable template that you can quickly share with your coworkers.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/02 | Source: Redgate | Category: formatting
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The Secret Password

The secret passwords we store in systems might be secure from discovery, but are they secure from use?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/05/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Azure Load Balancers and SQL Server

Load balancing in Azure has more importance for the DBA, because it is essential for Windows Server Failover Clustering in Azure, whether it is for AlwaysOn Availaiblity Groups, Failover Clustered Instances, or any other highly-available solution. Azure load balancing works out the location of the availability group, and routes traffic there. The load balancer detects a failure, and routes traffic to the new primary replica. Joshua Feierman gives an overview of what is required.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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