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Solid State Tapes–Prelaunch News!

In the world of data it’s always been about speed. SSD’s have become very common on consumer machines and not unusual in corporate datacenters.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Networking at the PASS Summit: First timers

The PASS Summit is just over a week away, and one again Andy Warren and I are hosting a networking dinner on Monday night. This is a free, informal event to help people get to know each other. Whether you are new to the community or have been to many events, you’re welcome to attend.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Networking at the PASS Summit: First timers

The PASS Summit is just over a week away, and one again Andy Warren and I are hosting a networking dinner on Monday night. This is a free, informal event to help people get to know each other. Whether you are new to the community or have been to many events, you’re welcome to attend.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Mo-SQL

If you’re involved in the database world it’s hard to have missed the rise of the “no-sql” database products, designed to – depending on your view or the product I suppose – make databases simpler, break out of the transaction database paradigm, scale out across hundreds of machines, make it easy to change the db design (or not require one). I think some of the problems no-sql tries to solve are real, others reflect a lack of awareness/training/tools on how and why relational databases could not just solve the problem, but solve it better.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2013/04/01 | Source: Other | Category: blogs
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Setup Alerts for PBM

PBM raises errors for policy violations. We can create alerts on those errors to be notified of policy violations. In order to setup alerts on these errors there are three prerequisites. Note that violations for the “On Demand” evaluation mode do not raise errors. A policy must be set to  Read more...
By Site Owners 2011/12/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Extended Events - inaccurate_cardinality_estimate

Extended events have been a bit of a personal “Elephant in the room” for me. I know they are there and I should really get on a start using them but never *quite* have a compelling enough reason.   Read more...
By Site Owners 2011/12/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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First Day of Summit

My first day in Seattle has ended. My flight arrived around 12:30 and I was in good company with John Lang and Julie Smith on the same flight. We rode the light rail...  Read more...
By Tim Radney 2011/10/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 7

For Day 7 of this series, I will talk about the incredibly useful CPU-Z utility, which is available for free...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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On Leadership - Lead by Example

This is the second part of a leadership series I started with On Leadership - Lead from the Front. To recap...  Read more...
By 2011/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Am I a sysadmin? (or other SQL Server role)

How do you check if you are a sysadmin? It’s fairly easy to do in Management Studio. You can go...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Getting More Hardware Information from SQL Server Denali DMV Queries

As I recently discussed, I often hear from database professionals who are not allowed to access their database servers directly....  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL Validation Functions - 4 Cool UDF's to have handy

Everyone knows that in SQL 2000, yes 2000, Microsoft jumped aboard the bandwagon of other platforms, and gave the developers...  Read more...
By Robert Pearl 2011/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Developing with SQL Server: Three ways to get at data

Getting at data within a .NET application can be straightforward using built in controls or much more complex through connections,...  Read more...
By Justin H-Davies 2011/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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NULLIF

Do you use NULLIF?  For me, this command has been seldom used.  Because of that, I have been dabbling with...  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2011/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Change SQL Startup Parameters with PowerShell

Sometimes when we’re trying to track down a problem and looking through SQL’s Logs we have to dig...  Read more...
By eric.humphrey 2011/04/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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The DBAs Guide to Expectation Management

Your customers expectations are their primary measure of your success. How well are you managing them? You’re reading The DBAs Guide...  Read more...
By John Sansom 2011/04/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Maaaaaagic Tables!!!

I had an interview earlier this week. An interview for a SQL developer position. It went fine. But. Question number X...  Read more...
By Jen McCown 2011/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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The Mystery Of The Slow Last Row

Things Go South Recently I was troubleshooting a piece of software that archives data out of a very active import table....  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2011/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Statistics, row estimations and the ascending date column

SQL’s auto-updating statistics go a fair way to making SQL Server a self-tuning database engine and in many cases they...  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2011/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL Server Startup

From time to time I see a question asking how to determine the last time a SQL Server was either...  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2011/03/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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