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The Second Career

From a well-built cockney who knew how to avoid wheel clamps, to an ex-member of an elite anti-riot unit, some of the best DBAs have a surprising diversity of skills and experiences, according to Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2017/02/13 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Wildcard Searches

Using wildcard to find patterns in strings going from the basics to some more complicated conditions.  Read more...
By Luis Cazares 2017/02/10 (first published: 2015/09/29) | Source: | Category: t-sql
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Query Performance Tuning – A Methodical Approach

Learn how to approach performance tuning in this piece from SQL Server MCM and MVP, Gail Shaw.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2017/02/10 (first published: 2015/06/08) | Source: | Category: performance and tuning
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Moving Through Five Years

An updated editorial. The five years are almost up for the prediction that IT departments would be eliminated. Read Steve Jones thoughts on where we are today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/10 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Reconciling Data Across Systems Using a Reconciliation Hub

In many enterprises, where there are a number of separate systems engaged in processing data, there arises the daunting task of checking and reconciling data as it flows between systems. Discrepancies in data must be detected, tracked and corrected as quickly as possible: there is no room for error in doing this. A Reconciliation Hub can provide the answer, as Rahul Gupta explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: bi
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Data masking survey and prize draw

The Foundry team at Redgate know that managing sensitive and regulated data can be both challenging and problematic. They want to solve these problems, but first need your help to better understand them in context. What do you find frustrating? What would save you time? Please fill out this short survey to let them know, and as a thanks for your time, at the end you'll be entered into a draw to win a $100 Amazon gift card.  Read more...
By 2017/02/16 (first published: 2017/02/10) | Source: Redgate | Category: survey
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Fix Commvault Backup Failures After an Upgrade

In this article, you will learn how to troubleshoot backup failures in SQL Server 2016 when you run using commvault backup tool  Read more...
By Ganapathi varma Chekuri 2017/02/09 | Source: | Category: commvault
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How Incorrect SQL Server Table Statistic Estimates Can Cause Slow Query Execution

Ben Snaidero explains that if you are updating your SQL Server table statistics nightly, but still seeing occasional poor performance with some of the queries being executed against my database, statistics could be the issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/09 | Source: | Category: performance
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Why Devops? For Better Security

DevOps is supposed to help us build better software, faster. Steve Jones looks at one of the other benefits: security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/09 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Backups Aren't Backups Until a Restore Is Made

Steve Jones comments on the Gitlab outage. 
By Steve Jones 2017/02/08 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Building Angular2 Apps with SQL Server Data

This article demonstrates using Angular2 and the CData API Server to build dynamic Web pages using SQL Server data.  Read more...
By Jerod Johnson 2017/02/08 | Source: | Category: angularjs
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Simple Row Level Security for SQL Server 2016

Have you ever had a need to place some simple row level security on a SQL Server table? Well now you can do that in SQL Server 2016 by using row level security.  Read more...
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Using SQL Server and R Services for analyzing DBA Tasks

Article shows how R Services can help database administrators with their daily work   Read more...
By Tomaž Kaštrun 2017/02/07 | Source: | Category: r language
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Determining What Happens When You Force an Execution Plan via the Query Store

When you force a query plan via the Query Store, you will need to track what happens: Sometimes the request to force a plan will fail, and you will want to know when and why. There are several ways of getting feedback, ranging from the built-in reports to using extended events. Enrico explains the details.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: query store
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Would You Still Love Linux If Windows Was Free?

A guest editorial today looks at the OS debate: Windows v Linux.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2017/02/07 | Source: | Category: editorial
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A View of the Cloud

Today Steve Jones looks at how we can better build software by considering the cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Create and Connect to an Azure SQL Database

Demonstration on how to create and connect to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database with Microsoft Management Studio (SSMS) and Powershell  Read more...
By Thomas Liddle 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: azsure sql database
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Estimated Number of Rows to be Read

Rob Farley uses this month's T-SQL Tuesday to show off the results of one of his Connect items : Estimated Number of Rows to be Read.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: rows
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Close Encounters of the CEIP Kind

Microsoft's Customer Experience Improvement Program for SQL Server: once easy to avoid, now hard to ignore, but Rodney Landrum sees an upside.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2017/02/06 | Source: | Category: editorial
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Performance of the SQL MERGE vs. INSERT/UPDATE

The SQL MERGE statement offers convenience, safety and elegance, but how does it perform compared to other methods?  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2017/02/03 (first published: 2013/10/28) | Source: | Category: merge
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