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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 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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Stairway to SSAS Tabular Level 3: Creating a Tabular Project

This article shows you how to create an Analysis Services Tabular Model project, import data from World Wide Importers database, create a measure and analyze in Excel.  Read more...
By Thomas LeBlanc 2018/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Creating a Logical SQL Server: Level 2 of the Stairway to Azure SQL Database

In this second level of the Stairway to Azure SQL Database, we cover the basics of building a logical server using the portal and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2018/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Stairway to SSAS Tabular Level 1: Why use Analysis Services

In this first level of the SSAS Tabular stairway, learn the benefits of implementing an SSAS solution.  Read more...
By Thomas LeBlanc 2018/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 9: Batch Mode Execution

In this level, Hugo explains what batch mode execution is, how it differs from row mode execution, and what its limitations are.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/07/04 (first published: 2016/08/31) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Exploring SQL Server Indexes: Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 3

This level of the Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata focuses on indexes and all the information you can gather about them.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/06/27 (first published: 2016/09/28) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Getting Started with Level 1 of the Stairway to Azure SQL Database

In this first level, learn how to get started with Azure and Azure SQL Database.  Read more...
By Arun Sirpal 2018/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure sql database
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Stairway to ColumnStore Indexes Level 7: Optimizing Nonclustered Columnstore Indexes

In this level, we will focus on optimization techniques to apply while building the nonclustered columnstore index, which is available in all versions of SQL Server from 2012 up.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/06/06 (first published: 2016/03/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Using SQL Server Dynamic Online Catalog to Solve Problems: Stairway to Exploring Database Metadata Level 2

In this second level of the Stairway, Phil looks at where we go to find information about objects, using triggers as the example.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2018/05/30 (first published: 2016/09/07) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to Server Management Objects (SMO) Level 1: Concepts and Basics

Learn how to get started working with SMO and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Laerte Junior 2018/05/30 (first published: 2016/05/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: smo
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 6: Updating and Deleting Data in a Columnstore Index

This level looks in detail at what happens when we update or delete data from a clustered columnstore index, the impact it has on concurrent data access, and how without careful maintenance the efficiency of columnstore indexes can degrade over time.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/05/23 (first published: 2016/01/20) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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