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BUILDing the Future

Steve Jones talks about the BUILD conference and the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The new Analytic functions in SQL Server 2012

SQL Server expert Wayne Sheffield looks into the new T-SQL analytic functions coming in SQL Server 2012.  Read more...
By Wayne Sheffield 2015/05/01 (first published: 2012/01/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Finding Problem Code

This week Steve Jones has a poll on performance tuning code. Since many people aren't experts, the answers this week might help them learn where to focus their efforts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/05/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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CONCAT and STUFF Functions in SQL Server 2012

The difference between the CONCAT function and the STUFF function lies in the fact that CONCAT allows you to append a string value at the end of another string value whereas STUFF allows you insert or replace a string value into or in between another string value. Read on to learn more about these functions and their real life usage.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/01 | Source: Database Journal | Category: concat
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Automated database deployment workshops

Redgate is offering a 1-day public workshop for anyone who’s interested in automated deployments for SQL Server databases. In the hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to deploy with PowerShell and Octopus Deploy, work with NuGet packages, handle unexpected changes in your production database (database drift), test your changes with dry run releases, add review and rollback steps, check your deployments have worked, and how to fix things if your deployment fails. Find a workshop near you.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/05/01 | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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SQLServerCentral Runs sp_Blitz - The Future

After examining the SQLServerCentral servers using the sp_Blitz™ script, Steve Jones now looks at how we will use the script moving forward.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlservercentral
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Is It Time to Upgrade?

Today Steve Jones looks at the reasons for upgrading, or not, from SQL Server 2005.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Microservices in Promise and Practice

Are microservices the cure for the ague of monolithic applications, or do they bring their own problems with them that monolithic architectures have circumvented? Are they capable of delivering applications that are easier to maintain and develop? How can they avoid the failings of service-oriented architectures? Once more, Robert Sheldon gets to the heart of the technical issues.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/04/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: microservices
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Byte Me: Slave Drive

Technical lead.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Stairway To Columnstore Indexes Level 2: Columnstore Storage

To fully appreciate just how different columnstore indexes are, and why work so well in reporting and online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads, but not for online transaction processing (OLTP), we must first look at the traditional “rowstore” indexes.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2015/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Automated database deployment workshop: London, UK

Join Redgate on May 20th for a 1-day public workshop in London. This event is for anyone who’s interested in automated deployments for SQL Server databases. You'll learn how to: Deploy databases using Redgate's DLM tools; Assess the different requirements of production and non-production deployments, and; Handle database administration tasks, such as backups and security, for automated deployment. Register while space is available.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/04/29 | Source: Redgate | Category: events
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Free eBook: Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can’t get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/04/29 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: Redgate | Category: concurrency
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Disaster Recovery and Big Data

Big data applications are not usually considered mission-critical: while they support sales and marketing decisions, they do not significantly affect core operations such as customer accounts, orders, inventory, and shipping. Why, then, are major IT organizations moving quickly to incorporating big data in their disaster recovery plans?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/04/29 | Source: Database Journal | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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Dig Out the Root Cause

Finding the basis for a problem is always the best solution.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Comprehensive Baseline Collector Solution (Updated)

There are no more excuses for not having baseline data. This article introduces a comprehensive Free Baseline Collector Solution  Read more...
By Robert Virag 2015/04/28 (first published: 2014/10/21) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: baseline
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Mobile BI with SQL Server Reporting Services

For users to get the information they need from mobile reports, we frequently have to tailor the way we design those reports to the characteristics of the target device. Adam Aspin demonstrates some of the ways that we can deliver easy-to-use Business Intelligence to tablets and smartphones using Reporting Services.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/04/28 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: ssrs
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Survey on SQL Server Monitoring

If looking after the health of SQL Server is part of your responsibility, Redgate would love to hear your views on monitoring server health through this 10 minute survey. Complete the survey by May 15th to be in with the chance to win one of three $50 Amazon vouchers.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/04/28 | Source: Redgate | Category: monitoring
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Microsoft Exercise

We have got a deal for you, Microsoft is concerned about the health of your company and is doing something about it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/04/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Mining Part 27: Microsoft Data Mining with Cubes

In the chapter 26 we created a cube. Now, we are going to create the Data Mining Model from it.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2015/04/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssas
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Email In The Bathroom: Not A Universal Good

Here are some fine, affordable products to completely destroy your work-life balance.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2015/04/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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