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Stairway to U-SQL Level 3: Processing Multiple Files With U-SQL

In part 3 of the U-SQL Stairway, we look at how multiple files can be processed with a single U-SQL statement.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2016/07/06 | Source: | Category: u-sql
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's new In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/07/06 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Introduction to the Azure SQL Database Advisor

One of the challenges associated with running your workloads in Azure SQL Database is the limited level of management oversight. Fortunately, there is an alternative approach that leverages the functionality incorporated into the recently introduced Azure SQL Database Advisor - Marcin Policht provides a brief overview.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/06 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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The Bad Data Shutdown

Not more hacking, but rather a data error in some cars is disturbing to Steve Jones.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/05 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Power BI to Azure SQL and Google Analytics

In this demo, we will give an introduction from 0 about Power BI and how to connect to Azure SQL Databases and Google Analytics  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/07/05 | Source: | Category: power bi
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3 Built-In Technologies for Centralizing SQL Server Administration

DBAs can be more effective in managing their workload by centralizing their procedures. There are several features of SQL server that can be harnessed to this end: PowerShell is only part of the solution: there is also Central Management Server, Master /Target Agent and the Remote Server Administration Tools. It's time to work out your objectives and pick the most suitable technologies to meet them.  Read more...
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Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization Level 1: What is Virtualization?

The first level in the Stairway to Virtualization introduces the concept of virtualized servers as well as the terminology and benefits of implementing the technology.  Read more...
By David Klee 2016/07/04 (first published: 2014/08/06) | Source: | Category: stairway series
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Difference between SQL Server Unique Indexes and Unique Constraints

Uniqueness of values in specific columns can be enforced in a SQL Server table by creating a unique constraint or a unique index on those columns. In this article, Sergey Gigoyan looks at what the differences between the two are, and how SQL Server handles them both.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/04 | Source: | Category: unique index
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Independence Day II

It's a holiday in the US and Steve Jones wishes everyone a good day.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/04 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Growing Artificial Intelligence

This week Steve Jones discusses artificial intelligence and one of the building blocks that will be needed: data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/07/04 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SSIS Design Pattern - Staging Delimited Flat Files

Learn how to use SSIS to load Delimited Flat Files to staging tables.  Read more...
By Samuel Vanga 2016/07/01 (first published: 2015/04/20) | Source: | Category: integration services (ssis)
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The cmdlets Are Coming! The cmdlets Are Coming!

A number of new SQL Server PowerShell cmdlets have been released and the Microsoft is asking for feedback on what else you'd like to see.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2016/07/01 | Source: | Category: powershell
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An example of how networking netted a new job

Today we have a guest editorial as Steve is away on vacation. You often hear about how important it is to network. This is a story of how my network helped me get a new job.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2016/07/01 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Mutating Table Error In Oracle: Why It Happens And What You Can Do About It

David Fitzjarrell takes a look at why the mutating table error is thrown, why it's not going to create data problems, and how to possibly fix it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/01 | Source: Database Journal | Category: oracle
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Execute a data-driven SSRS subscription from SSIS to archive a report

This article demonstrates how to generate and save an SSRS report to a network folder when an SSIS package is executed.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/06/30 | Source: | Category: ssis
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Monitoring and Alerting

Knowing what is happening on your systems, and being told when a system is not behaving normally is very important for administrators. Steve Jones has a few thoughts on monitoring today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/30 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Using SSIS to Load Data Into Azure SQL Data Warehouse

It is a good time to get familiar with Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The first objective must be to get data into it. SSIS is a good way to start, and it’s certainly worth gaining confidence with the ETL processes supported by SSIS before setting off in other directions. Rob Sheldon provides a simple guide to getting up and running.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/06/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssis
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Stairway to Dynamic Data Masking Level 4: Permissions and Security

Learn about the permissions associated with Dynamic Data Masking as well as some of the security implications of using this feature.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Source: | Category: dynamic data masking
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Email or Username

One of the things that can be an issue in database design is the data used to identify a user.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/29 | Source: | Category: editorial
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