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Text Mining Loch Ness Monster Sightings

Text Mining with RapidMiner for Loch Ness Monster Sightings

Text mining involves pulling root words from text in a system.  In this example, I pulled all of the Loch Ness Monster sightings from 2000 to 2015 from the Official Loch Ness Monster Website into an Excel spreadsheet.  Then using the… Read more

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Posted in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Architecture on 11 February 2016

DocumentDB Tutorial 2 – Working with Documents

Join Eitan Blumin in the next video of his DocumentDB Tutorials.
This time learn how to work with the documents themselves.

If you still haven’t, be sure to first check out Eitan’s earlier posts in the DocumentDB series:

1.      Introduction to Azure DocumentDB

2.      My First Azure DocumentDB Account

3.… Read more

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Posted in Eitan Blumin on 11 February 2016

Moving to Open Live Writer

I’ve used Windows Live Writer for almost as long as I’ve been blogging (mid 2007 or so). It’s worked well enough and I’ve liked having an offline editor. It moved to open source after years of stagnating (though it still worked well enough!) and I’ve finally moved to that version Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 11 February 2016

SQL Server Security Principals Lightning Round Presentation

Thanks for attending tonight's joint meeting of the Baton Rouge .NET/SQL/PowerBI User Groups, which was sponsored by Idera!

I presented a lightning round to the combined user groups on SQL Server Security Principals, which was a shortened version of a presentation I've given several times in the past. For this…

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Posted in SQL Tact on 10 February 2016

Azure SQL Database monitoring

Even though an Azure SQL Database stores all data on the Azure cloud, it does not mean that your options for managing and monitoring the databases are limited compared to on-prem databases.  In fact, the options available are very similar to on-prem, including 3rd-party products that support Azure SQL databases.… Read more

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Posted in James Serra's Blog on 10 February 2016

CROSS APPLY v InLine Functions

While working on the Advent of Code problems in SQL, I ran across something interesting. Day 4 involves hashing, which is done with the HASHBYTES function in SQL Server. This is a computation and given the problem, there is no good way to do this without brute force. The problem… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 10 February 2016

How Bad Are Your Indexes?

In my last post "Copying SSIS packages With DTUTIL" I described a "gotcha" where the dynamic management views (DMVs) had different columns in SQL Server 2005 compared to 2008+, and I showed a version check I had built into the script to handle it.

It made me think…

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Posted in Nebraska SQL from @DBA_ANDY on 10 February 2016

Leadership and the Data Professional


Many traits make up data professionals and the many who find themselves in leadership roles. The traits being shared in this blog post are ones that have helped me on my journey not just in a leadership role, but from a data professional perspective as well.

I debated often… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 10 February 2016

Changing to simple recovery to clear the log.

Clearing out a full transaction log is a common problem. A quick search will find you dozens of forum entries and blog posts. Because of that I’m not going to talk about the correct methods of dealing with a transaction log full error. What I want to discuss is why… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 10 February 2016

View Getting Started with Power BI and Time Calculations with Dustin Ryan is Now Available!

Earlier today I had the pleasure of speaking with the PASS Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter on getting started with Power BI and time calculations! There were a bit of audio issues on my end but thankfully we were able to still have a great event with lots of great questions! Read more

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Posted in SQL with Dustin Ryan on 9 February 2016

VMware vExpert 2016 Announcement

What an amazing week! VMware has announced the full list of VMware vExperts for the first half of the 2016 cycle, and I’m honored to say that I have been recognized as a vExpert for the third year running.
I also want to announce that more folks than ever…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 February 2016

and other pointless query rewrites

In a similar vein to last week’s blog post… I heard an interesting comment recently. “Change that Column != 2 to a Column > 2 or Column < 2 combination, it can use indexes better.”

Sounds like something that clearly needs testing!

I’ll start with simple numbers table.


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Posted in SQL In The Wild on 9 February 2016

How Much Hospitals Charge For The Same Type Of Cases?

How much hospitals charge for the same type of cases compared with the average across the US and other cities around the world (limited data)?

The data used in this analysis may be old but it does give us a hint of how much more or less hospitals are charging… Read more

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Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 9 February 2016

Spring Training: Developing SQL Queries for SQL Server

Just a short post for a Tuesday to let you that I will delivering Learning Tree’s 534 Developing SQL Queries for SQL Server course in Learning Tree’s London Education Centre.

It’s a four day course starting on Tuesday 19th April and will complete on Friday 22nd April.

Its a really… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 February 2016

Memory Fundamentals for SQL Server - Process-Thread Model, CPU execution model, CPU scheduling, CPU Architechture, SQLOS

Until now we have seen the windows memory addressing concepts.

So how exactly are user applications like SQL server assigned to this space. To understand this we need to see how the application is broken in terms of processes and threads.


A process is an instance of…

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Posted in Kruti's SQL Blog on 9 February 2016

Limitation of In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016 – Seed and Increment value other than 1 not supported

Hi friends, in this blog we will discussed another limitation of In-Memory OLTP that seed and increment value other than …

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Posted in Kapil Blogs on 9 February 2016

Upcoming SQL Saturday Precon Sessions (Update!!!!)

Wow, Power BI is making a tidal wave in the BI industry.  New features are being released regularly and blog posts are flying across twitter.  How can you keep up?  Well, if you are in Tampa, FL or Richmond, VA join me in one of these two full day sessions… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 8 February 2016

Introduction to SQL Server: The Main Components

There has been much talk recently in the SQL Server community about writing introductory level blog posts. Posts that a new person just starting a career as a data professional using Microsoft's SQL Server data platform could use to learn all about the product. This made me think I about…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 February 2016

SQL Server 2016 Row-level Security and SSRS a perfect match

In this blog I will explain and demonstrate how to leverage a new feature in SQL Server 2016, Row Level Security (RLS) with SSRS.  Detailed steps including the TSQL script and SSRS project is provided at the end of this post.  To get started, you need to setup RLS.… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 8 February 2016

Impersonation can give you the wrong answer

I use impersonation all the time to let me see additional permissions information I can only get that way and, sometimes to help me see what permissions error someone is getting.

For those of you who aren’t aware, with the right permissions you can impersonate another principal (server or database)… Read more

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Posted in SQLStudies on 8 February 2016

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