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Permissions and Security in Dynamic Data Masking

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 2018/11/16 (first published: 2016/06/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 11: SQL Server Maintenance Using SQL PowerShell

This level will demonstrate simple techniques to perform a few important SQL Server maintenance tasks using PowerShell. We'll barely scratch the surface of what's possible but I hope it will whet your appetite.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2018/11/14 (first published: 2015/12/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 13: Improvements in SQL Server 2016

This stairway series was started in 2015. As such, the focus was on SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 only. When SQL Server 2016 was released, with lots of improvements in the columnstore technology, I decided to finish the planned levels with the original focus on SQL Server 2012 and 2014, and add one extra level with a brief overview of the improvements available in SQL Server 2016.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/11/07 (first published: 2017/06/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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The Configured Data Masks for Dynamic Data Masking

Continuing with his look at Dynamic Data Masking, Steve Jones looks at the masking patterns available besides the default mask.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/11/02 (first published: 2016/04/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic data masking
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What is ADF? Level 1 of the Stairway to Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory is a new way of moving data around, and this first level gives you a good overview of what the service can do.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2018/10/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure data factory
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Basic Administration Tasks - Level 5 of the Stairway to for Azure SQL Database

In this next level, learn how to accomplish a few simple administration tasks that may help you manage your Azure SQL Database.  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2018/10/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Installing the Database Server - Level 2 of the Stairway to SQL Server on Linux

In this next level, we learn how to install SQL Server on Linux and verify that everything is working.  Read more...
By Danilo Dominici 2018/10/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server on linux
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Stairway to Biml 9 – Refactoring a Simple Custom Biml Framework

This level of the Stairway to Biml examines how to refactor your Biml into an easier to maintain format.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2018/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 12: Clustered or Nonclustered?

The previous levels of this stairway describe details, features, and limitations of columnstore indexes in SQL Server. But they do not answer what should be the first question for every database professional: should columnstore indexes be used in my databases; on what tables should they be used; and should they be clustered or nonclustered columnstore indexes?  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/10/03 (first published: 2017/05/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Connecting - Level 4 of the Stairway to Azure SQL Database

Learn how to configure connectivity and firewall rules for your Azure SQL Database  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2018/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Stairway to Biml Level 8 – Using the Relational Database Metadata to Build Packages

In this next level of the Stairway to Biml, we will examine how you can use the information stored in your RDBMS to build packages.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2018/09/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Stairway to SSAS Tabular Level 4: Implementing Date Dimensions

In this first level of the SSAS Tabular stairway, learn how to implement and format a date dimension.  Read more...
By Thomas LeBlanc 2018/09/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 11: Optimizing Queries For Batch Mode (Part 2)

Hugo Kornelis continues his exploration of the types of queries that can end up running in row mode when accessing columnstore indexes. He demonstrates how careful rewriting can often yield a logically equivalent query that runs in batch mode instead, and therefore gains the best possible performance benefit.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/09/05 (first published: 2017/01/04) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Creating an Azure SQL Database - Level 3 of the Stairway to Azure SQL Database

Learn how to create a SQL Server database in Azure in this level.  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2018/08/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Using SQL Server Dynamic Online Catalog to Explore Keys and Relationships: Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 4

This level introduces keys, constraints, and relationships.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/08/22 (first published: 2016/10/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Installing Ubuntu in Level 1 of the Stairway to SQL Server on Linux

In this first article of the Stairway to SQL Server on Linux, learn how to set up your host server.  Read more...
By Danilo Dominici 2018/08/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server on linux
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Stairway to SQL Server on Linux

SQL Server 2017 is the first SQL Server version that can be installed on Windows, Linux and inside a Docker container. This stairway series serves as a guide for the experienced SQL Server DBA to acquire skills and knowledge on this platform. This is an introductory series to installing Linux and SQL Server on Linux.  Read more...

Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 10: Optimizing Queries For Batch Mode (Part 1)

In this level, Hugo Kornelis looks at how to rewrite your queries to best take advantage of batch mode.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/08/08 (first published: 2016/11/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Biml Level 7 – Populating the Database for a Custom Biml Framework

In this next level of the Stairway to Biml, we look at a custom framework in Biml.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2018/08/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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Stairway to SSAS Tabular Level 2: Installing the Components

In this level of the Stairway to SSAS Tabular you will learn how to install the platform and tools.  Read more...
By Thomas LeBlanc 2018/07/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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