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Why PolyBase matters - Part 2

Part 2, a more in depth look at An alternative approach to disaster recovery and backup strategies using PolyBase.   Read more...
By Alain Dormehl 2015/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: disaster recovery
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Making Guesses

When working on a new database, Steve Jones hesitates to make too many guesses, or at least, too many exact guesses.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Creating Dashboards for Mobile Devices with Datazen – Part 1

With the recent acquisition of Datazen by Microsoft, if you have SQL Server 2008 or later Enterprise Edition with Software Assurance, you can leverage (download and use) Datazen to create visually appealing dashboards for mobile devices across all the major platforms at no additional costs. In this article series Arshad Ali will demonstrate how you can use Datazen for creating dashboards and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for mobile devices easily and quickly.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/11 | Source: Database Journal | Category: datazen
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Free webinar: DLM Demo

Redgate’s Database Lifecycle Management solution ensures database changes made in development environments are always tested and reviewed before being deployed, and adds automation to the process. Find out how by joining Steve Jones, MVP and editor of SQLServerCentral, as he demonstrates the solution and shows why such an approach is essential if you want to release changes frequently.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/17 (first published: 2015/08/11) | Source: Redgate | Category: dlm
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Why PolyBase matters

An alternative approach to disaster recovery and backup strategies using PolyBase.   Read more...
By Alain Dormehl 2015/08/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: aps
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Learning Dynamic Data Masking

Information and links about Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016  Read more...
By Site Owners 2015/08/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Deploy from VCS

Are you brave enough to redeploy your applications from a VCS? Have you really captured all your code?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Evolution of SQL Server BI

It is sometimes hard to keep up with Microsoft's direction in Business Intelligence. Robert Sheldon takes stock with the Simple BI Timeline which explains how BI has evolved over the years.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server bi
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Gauges and Alarms

Are you a reactive DBA or a proactive one? Steve Jones asks you this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Self Scheduling Jobs

Jobs with a calcuable run date can self schedule themselves.  Read more...
By Richard Noordam 2015/08/07 (first published: 2012/06/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: job
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Teambuilding

This week Steve Jones wants to know about your efforts to create bonds with co-workers and build a team. Does your company do anything to help facilitate this?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Temporal Tables

Temporal tables - also known as system-versioned tables, but not to be mistaken with temporary tables - are a new feature of SQL Server 2016 that allow SQL Server to automatically keep a history of the data in the table. This tip from Koen Verbeeck introduces the new feature by explaining how to create a system-versioned table.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/07 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Hadoop For SQL Folks: Architecture, MapReduce and Powering IoT

As the de-facto big data processing and analytics engine, the Hadoop ecosystem is also leading the way in powering Internet of Things (IOT)  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2015/08/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hadoop
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Product Review: GenesisOne T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler

MVP Jody Roberts reviews GenesisOne T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler, a tool that aims to clarify code and server environments with simple diagrams and plain English.  Read more...
By Jody Roberts 2015/08/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: review
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Amateur Data Analysis

Learn how you can display information based on data to improve your career.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Byte Me: Model Employee

Pose the question.  Read more...
By Bob Lang 2015/08/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: byte me
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 4: Catalog Views

In this level, we will first take a look at how to recognize columnstore indexes in some of the generic catalog views. After that we will investigate the new catalog views that have been added just for columnstore indexes.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2015/08/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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 2015/08/05 (first published: 2013/08/07) | Source: Redgate | Category: troubleshooting
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Microsoft and Database Lifecycle Management (DLM): The DacPac

The Data-Tier Application Package (DacPac), together with the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx), provides an alternative way to automate the process of scripting out, or deploying a SQL Server database, reporting on changes, or checking version-drift. As such, it seems to provide an obvious cost-free start for tackling automated Database Delivery as part of Database Lifecycle Management (DLM). We asked Phil Factor if it is ready for Prime-time.  Read more...
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Cloud Security Issues

The cloud is always going to be a challenge for security, but is it harder or easier than on premises? Steve Jones has a few comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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