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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 2016/12/02 (first published: 2015/08/06) | Source: | Category: hadoop
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First Class Jobs

This week Steve Jones examines the idea of making jobs in SQL Server, first class citizens.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/02 | Source: | Category: editorial
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4 Keys to a Clean Angular Implementation

Can there be true separation of concerns with MVC? Not entirely, especially when Angular's templates allow you to so much flexibility; but there is a great deal to be gained from following guidelines to ensure that all business logic is performed in the code-behind as directed by the controller or its delegate, and that all operations on the model are done in the controller: Michael Sorens explains the four essential guidelines for an easily-maintained system.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: angular
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Have you adopted database DevOps?

Redgate invites you to participate in a survey to uncover rates of adoption of DevOps practices among Microsoft SQL Server database users. The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. All respondents who provide a valid email address will be sent a copy of the research report when available, as well as being entered into a prize draw to win a $250 Amazon gift card.  Read more...
By 2016/12/02 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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How to download a file from internet using SSIS

In this example, we will show how to download a file from internet using SSIS.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2016/12/01 | Source: | Category: ssis
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Learn to Earn

Learning more about your craft can translate into more earnings, but it won't be easy.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/12/01 | Source: | Category: editorial
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A brief history of version control

The fledgling computer industry did not invent version control. It merely adopted practices that were already well established in other industries. In part one of three, Wibke Carstensen takes a look at where it all started.  Read more...
By 2016/12/01 | Source: Redgate | Category: version control
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Script to find oldest open SQL Server transaction

In this post, Eli Leiba shares a script that can be used to find the oldest open transaction and the statement that was issued.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/01 | Source: | Category: script
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The Pressure to Compromise Ethics

There are always people that ask workers to deceive, defraud, or mislead customers. This is true for software developers as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/30 | Source: | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2016: The New @OneResultSet Parameter in SP_SpaceUsed

EXEC SP_SPACEUSED can return only one result set if you want it to. This is possible using a new parameter in SQL Server 2016. If are familiar with the inbuilt stored procedure sp_spaceused, I am sure you will find this new parameter quite useful.  Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2016/11/30 | Source: | Category: space management
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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 2016/11/30 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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How to Get the Output of a Stored Procedure into a Table

Putting the output of a stored procedure into a table provides you multiple options for parsing and using the output with other TSQL commands. Read on to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/11/30 | Source: Database Journal | Category: stored procedure
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EzAdo Part 4

EzAdo is a very simple api built to exploit some new features of SQL 2016. It combines software, convention, and creativity to get more done in less time.  Read more...
By Alan Hyneman 2016/11/29 | Source: | Category:
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Finally, Create or Alter

Today Steve Jones looks at the CREATE OR ALTER syntax, added in SQL Server 2016 SP1.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/29 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Quick SQL Prompt Tip – using the CDB snippet

There are a number of built-in snippets for SQL Prompt, and many of them are very simple, but they can greatly speed up your T-SQL coding if you learn what they are. Data Platform MVP Steve Jones shows how to make best use of the popular CDB snippet, for CREATE DATABASE statements, to save you time, but also ensure databases are created with the standard settings your organization may have, every time.  Read more...
By 2016/11/29 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql prompt
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Who the Devil Wrote This SQL Code?

The way that you format T-SQL code can affect the productivity of the people who have to subsequently maintain your work. It is never a good experience to see SQL Code, cry out “Who the devil wrote this code?”, and then realise that it was you. Grant gives some examples of bad formatting and explains why you should never check-in badly-formatted SQL code.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/11/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: formatting
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How to Change an Analysis Services Instance to Tabular Mode

In this post I will show a procedure to change Analysis Services instance to tabular mode in SQL Server 2016 if you accidentally setup SQL Server Analysis Services to multi-dimensional mode instead of Tabular mode   Read more...
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Hire the Right People

Today Steve Jones discusses the need to hire the people to do the tasks we need done, not the position we filled.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/28 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database

Tim Radney of SQLskills discusses strategy and some available tools for helping migrate your databases to Azure SQL Database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/11/28 | Source: | Category: azure sql database
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Experience SQL Server 2016 in Microsoft Luxembourg’s Intelligent Office

The SQL Server Luxembourg User Group invites you to join us at our next event, in Microsoft’s new Intelligent Offices, for Tom van Zele’s SQL 2016 presentation. Tom’s road-show session highlights SQL Server 2016’s new features: End-to-end mobile BI, advanced analytics, cloud integration and lots of other new stuff will be addressed.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/11/28 (first published: 2016/11/28) | Source: | Category: sql server 2016
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