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SQLRally and SQLBits Slides and Demos

It’s been a great a busy week.

On Wednesday, I presented my session, “Query Progress Tracking in SQL Server” at SQLRally in Copenhagen.

On Thursday, I presented my session, “The Data Loading Performance Presentation”, at SQLBits in London.

Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions. I had a lot of… Read more

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Posted in Matan Yungman on 6 March 2015

Exam Prep 70-463: SSIS Transactions and Checkpoints  

This post is part of a series on this blog that will help me, and hopefully you, pass exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012.  So far, we’ve covered:

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Posted in Cleveland DBA on 5 March 2015

Presenting with Tegile at Lincoln SQL Server Users Group Thursday

This Thursday I will be joining an open discussion with Tegile Systems and the Lincoln SQL Server Users Group on the challenges for the DBA when it comes to handling large amounts of data. Everything from storage to CPUs and virtualization will be discussed, and both OLTP and BI systems… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 March 2015

SQL Code Guard v2.7 and SQL Server 2008R2: bad news and good news

Hi all!
Bad news: SQL Code Guard v2.7 is not working with SSMS from SQL Server 2008R2 (and below).
Good news: I know about this issue, already fixed it in my development environment and will release fix in nearest possible future.
Bad news (again) : integration will not work with…

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Posted in SQL Code Guard on 4 March 2015

I want to blog but …

I don’t know how to get started.

Pretty simple. There are a number of free blogging sites out there. Personally I use WordPress. All you need to do is go to http://www.wordpress.com and sign up for a free space.

I have a blog but setting it up seems like a…

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Posted in SQLStudies on 4 March 2015

Small presenter tip: changing display mode automatically after presenter view

This morning Adam Machanic (blog | twitter) asked the following question on Twitter:

A very interesting question, as I… Read more

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Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 4 March 2015

Kill–use this weapon carefully in SQL SERVER . TIP #90

When we heard “Kill” then first impression of this word is very bad. We always scare with this word.

In real world we never want this action  from anyone but in SQL Server case it is very helpful and help us many times.

This feature we can use but very… Read more

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Posted in Rajat Jaiswal-337252 on 3 March 2015

Speaking on Streamlining SQL Server Implementations Across Organization – Silicon Valley!!

In this session Prakash will walk through the process implemented to alleviates many of the pain points for deploying, managing, and supporting multiple SQL Server deployments from development to production.

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Posted in SQLFeatures on 3 March 2015

Presenting for Omaha SQL Server Users Group Wednesday

I am pleased to be presenting a highly interactive session tomorrow evening that is a full end-to-end setup and management demonstration on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups for the Omaha SQL Server Users Group.

During our November meeting, we took a quick non-scientific poll of some of the topics… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 March 2015

How to Fix Latch Problems when Working with Ascending Keys in SQL Server

Traditionally, we want our Clustered Index to have the following attributes:

  • Narrow: So that our clustered index and the non-clustered indexes that point to it will be as slim as possible
  • Static: So that we don’t generate fragmentation in the clustered index and we don’t have to update the non-clustered…

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Posted in Matan Yungman on 3 March 2015

50 Shades of Brown – The Series

That’s right I’m cashing in on the “50 Shades” franchise and twisting it to meet my own sordid needs to tell you about something that is critically important to every business. But why Shades of Brown if it is critical? Everybody knows that it’s red alerts that signify things are… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 3 March 2015

Simple-Talk Article

In December, I was asked to write an article(s) on Database Refactoring. It started as 2 topics, but then consolidated into one. I really wanted to talk about the database design issues I see with a development department. Please give some time to reading the article and comment. First, I… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 3 March 2015

SQL Server, Error message 1785, and cascading deletes: How it kills kittens

I've been gone for a bit, forgive the long delay. Who would have thought the hatred for a cascading delete would cause an update? Strange isn't it? So where to begin?

It was a dark and stormy night... Wait, wrong movie. 

I just finished a design on a project for…

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Posted in DBA On The Go on 3 March 2015

Should I check tempdb for corruption?

You all know that checking our databases for corruption regularly is a must. But what about tempdb? Do you need to check it as well?

The maintenance plans that come with SQL Server do not run DBCC CHECKDB on tempdb, which is a strong indicator that it’s a special database… Read more

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Posted in SpaghettiDBA on 2 March 2015

ICYMI: the Halloween Problem and DBCC CheckConstraints – SQL Server Performance

Don’t miss these great articles on SQLPerformance.com from the industry’s top experts:

A Look At DBCC CHECKCONSTRAINTS and I/O

Erin Stellato (b | t) of SQLskills takes a deep look into the SQL Server performance impact, especially I/O, of running DBCC CHECKCONSTRAINTS, including explaining why some check methods… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 March 2015

SQLBits XIV – Welcome to the UK

A number of you will have heard of SQLBits before. It’s Europe’s largest conference dedicated to SQL Server. What was something just for people from the UK has been transforming into something much larger, more multicultural and more engaging as the community grows. Now we find that quite a large… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 2 March 2015

No Such Thing as a DevOps DBA

Sjor Takes (b|t) has just barely started blogging, but he’s got a great post about a discussion he had with a colleague. It’s worth a read. When you get done, I’ll provide my answer to the question posed at the start and conclusion of his post.

I had… Read more

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 2 March 2015

SQL Judo’s Monthly Challenge – March 2014 – Powershell something

Every month SQL Judo (Russ Thomas) (b/t) challenges us to do his Monthly DBA Challenge. I’ve decided it would be fun (and good practice) to do them. Another major benefit is that it will force me to move out of my normal comfort zone. For… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 2 March 2015

NJ SQL UG Event: 13 Advanced SSAS Tips - Kevin S. Goff

Greetings!  If you are local, or in the NY/Central NJ area, mark you calendars for WED. MARCH 11, 2015 @ 6:00PM, in Iselin, NJ's Microsoft Office, hosted by the Central New Jersey SQL Server User's Group (CNJSSUG), where Kevin S. Goff, goes well beyond the basics of… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 2 March 2015

Clustered Columnstore Indexes – part 49 (“Data Types & Predicate Pushdown”)

Continuation from the previous 48 parts, starting from http://www.nikoport.com/2013/07/05/clustered-columnstore-indexes-part-1-intro/ Note: Updated on 05th of March 2015 with information on SQL Server 2012. Having blogged a couple of times on the matters of Segment Elimination (“Data Loading for Better Segment Elimination”,…

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Posted in Niko's blog on 28 February 2015

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