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Is Rolling Back The Same as Failing?

When you must rollback a deployment of changes, is that a failure of the process? The development effort? Or something else?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2017/12/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Changing the Path for the Master Database

We as DBAs, changing or migrating databases to a new path is important part of admin’s world. This article helps you with the steps involved to move the Critical 'master' database.   Read more...
By Sadan Kumar Budde 2017/12/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: master database
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So what is GDPR, and why should your customers care?

GDPR is introducing new rights at the same time that the threats to data are the biggest they’ve ever been. The more leaks and breaches there are, the more your customers will learn that GDPR grants them six specific rights, and the louder they’ll ask how you’re meeting those obligations.  Read more...
By 2017/12/14 | Source: Redgate | Category: gdpr
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Questions About the GDPR That You Were Too Shy to Ask

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect organisations in countries around the world, not just those in Europe. The GDPR regulates how personal data is stored, moved, handled, and destroyed. Not following the regulation will lead to dire consequences for your organisation. As a data professional or developer, you may have many questions and might be wondering how it will affect the way you will do your job. William Brewer answers common questions about the GDPR that you were too shy to ask.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/14 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: gdpr
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It's Time for SQL in the City

Today is the day for SQL in the City 2017 - Streamed.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/12/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stairway to SQL Server Agent - Level 3: Agent Alerts and Operators

How to be notified when a job succeeds or fails, or be notified when a SQL Server performance condition is met.  Read more...
By Richard Waymire 2017/12/13 (first published: 2011/06/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2017/12/13 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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Partition Level Locking: Explanations From Outer Space

Erik Darling partitions the Stack Overflow database, then uses sp_WhoIsActive's @get_locks = 1 parameter to demo locking.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/13 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: partitioning
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Azure DWH part 20: Create External and Internal tables As Select

CTAS and CETAS are very important T-SQL features in ASDW. These features allow to create a table and fill with data based on a query.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/12/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ctas
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The four pillars of DevOps

DevOps isn’t just about tools. DevOps isn’t just about process. DevOps isn’t just about the people. DevOps isn’t just about culture. If you try and focus on one thing only, you’ll probably do it wrong and fail. You need to embrace all of the pillars. You wouldn’t build a house with only two walls and expect to have a wonderful experience the next time it rained.  Read more...
By 2017/12/12 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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Advice for Newcomers

If you could look back on your career, is there some advice you wish you had? Is there something you'd tell people considering your job as a career? Let us know this Friday.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/12/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Checking SQL Server with Policy-Based Management

Policy-Based Management, a feature of SQL Server, is a flexible tool that can help DBAs manage one or more SQL Server instances. It's used for monitoring and enforcing a standard set of policies for SQL Server throughout an organization. While there are many built-in conditions from which to choose, Dennes demonstrates how to set up a custom policy as well as a standard one. Viewing the policy status over many servers can be tedious, so he also explains how DBAs can evaluate the states of multiple servers with just one glance.  Read more...
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Delayed gratification or not?

There is a temptation to have things now when we should really wait.  Read more...
By Ben Kubicek 2017/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL-On-Hadoop: Hive - Part II

Running Interactive and Batch SQL Queries on Hadoop and other distributed clusters using SQL.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2017/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql
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Azure SQL Database Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Rules

One of the most commonly requested Azure SQL Database features has been support for more granular control of server-level firewall settings. A recently announced public preview of Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse VNET service endpoints and rules promises to address this limitation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/11 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure sql database
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Sharing Data

This week Steve discusses the security aspects of sharing data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/12/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Generating test data in JSON files using SQL Data Generator

SQL Data Generator is adept at filling SQL Server databases with ‘spoof’ data, for use during development and testing activities. However, what if instead of a SQL Server database full of fake data, you need a JSON file?  Read more...
By 2017/12/11 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Bones of SQL – Grouping By User-Defined Calendar Periods

Although it is common to group by periods such as Week, Month, or Quarter, sometimes alternative periods are needed. This simple technique lets you split a year into periods with any number of days.  Read more...
By Bob Hovious 2017/12/08 (first published: 2016/09/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: date manipulation
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Singular or Plural

A debate that might be worth having in the database community.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/12/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How Much Data Has Changed Since Your Last Full Backup

Have you ever wanted to know how many pages in your database have changed since the last full backup? If so, then you will be glad to hear that the SQL Server 2017 version of the DMV, sys.dm_db_file_spavce_usage, has a new column named modified_extent_page_count, which shows the number of pages that have changed since the last full backup.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/08 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2017
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