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SQL Saturday #168 - Tampa BI Edition

A free day of SQL Server Business Intelligence sessions in Tampa, FL tomorrow.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Day 7 of The OLAP Sprint

The final day of Simon's journey to improve his OLAP knowledge and build a prototype cube.  Read more...
By Simon E Doubt 2012/11/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: olap
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SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn: Multisite Failover Cluster Instance

SQL Server Failover Clustering, which includes support for both local and multisite failover configurations, is part of the SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn implementation suite, designed to provide high availability and disaster recovery for SQL Server. The multisite failover clustering technology has been enhanced significantly in SQL Server 2012. The multisite failover cluster architecture, enhancements in SQL Server 2012 to the technology, and some best practices to help with deployment of the technology are the primary focus of this paper.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/16 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: sql server 2012
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Generating SubTotals using GROUPING

This article explains how to use the GROUPING clause to generate subtotals for rows in a very easy fashion.  Read more...
By Sunil Chandurkar 2012/11/16 (first published: 2010/07/13) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: groouping
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Day 6 of The OLAP Sprint

Day 6 brings security enhancements.  Read more...
By Simon E Doubt 2012/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: olap
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Hierarchies on Steroids #2: A Replacement for Nested Sets Calculations

In this sequel to his first "Hierarchies on Steroids" article, SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us how to build a pre-aggregated table that will answer most of the questions that you could ask of a typical hierarchy. Any bets on whether Santa is packin’ a Tally Table in his bag or not?  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2012/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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FileStream and FileTable in SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 enhanced the SQL Server 2008 FileStream data type by introducing FileTable, which lets an application integrate its storage and data management components to allow non-transactional access, and provide integrated SQL Server services. Arshad Ali explains how.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/15 | Source: Database Journal | Category: filestream
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Prevent Truncation of Dynamically Generated Results in SQL Server Management Studio

While working with the Results to Text option in SSMS, you may come across a situation where the output from dynamically generated data is truncated. In this article I will guide you on how to fix this issue and print all the text for the Results to Text option.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/14 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: management studio (ssms)
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Day 5 of The OLAP Sprint

Day 5, the first real day of the Summit. Amir Netz' session and a little cube work.  Read more...
By Simon E Doubt 2012/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: olap
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Stairway to SQL Dialects Level 2: Postgres

Level 2 of this stairway explains how to convert data declaration language (DDL) statements and data manipulation language (DML) statements from Postgres to Microsoft SQL Server.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2012/11/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Hierarchies on Steroids #1: Convert an Adjacency List to Nested Sets

SQL Server MVP Jeff Moden shows us a new very high performance method to convert an "Adjacency List" to “Nested Sets” on a million node hierarchy in less than a minute and 100,000 nodes in just seconds. Not surprisingly, the "steroids" come in a bottle labeled "Tally Table".  Read more...
By Jeff Moden 2012/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hierarchy
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Day 4 of The OLAP Sprint

Day 4 is the halfway point. Another pre-con, this one from Peter Myers that looks at Power View and Matrix reports.  Read more...
By Simon E Doubt 2012/11/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: olap
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Designing Databases for Rapid Resilience

As the volume of data increases, DBAs need to plan more actively for rapid restores in the event of failure. For this, the intelligent use of filegroups is important, particularly when the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server offers the hope of online restores. How, though, should you arrange your data on the different filegroups? What happenens if the primary filegroup gets corrupted? Why backup and restore indexes?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: resilience
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Viewing VMware Counters in PerfMon for SQL Server

I want to ensure that my SQL Server on a VMware Guest OS is getting the resources it should. This would go a long way towards helping isolate the performance problems we're experiencing. However, our system administrators won't give us access to VirtualCenter or any of the tools they use. Is there anything I can do? Check out this tip to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/12 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: performance tuning
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SQL Server 2012 Build List

A list of the builds of SQL Server 2012 through SP2.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/04/18 (first published: 2012/04/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2012
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Day 3 of The OLAP Sprint

Day 3 was a pre-con on Business Intelligence.  Read more...
By Simon E Doubt 2012/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: olap
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Data Mining Introduction

Many people that work for years with SQL Server never use the Data Mining. This article has the objective to introduce them to this magic and exciting new world.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2014/05/26 (first published: 2012/11/12) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: server
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Day 2 of the OLAP Sprint

Day 2 brings some initial work and a weather forecast.  Read more...
By Simon E Doubt 2012/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: olap
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Script to create dynamic PIVOT queries in SQL Server

Pivoting is a common reporting requirement - data is stored in columns and you need to present it in rows. This was a nice feature that was added to SQL Server, but you don't always know all of the values you need to pivot on. This tip looks at how you can dynamically create the pivot command to handle these unknown values.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/09 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: pivot
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Reading SQL Server's Transaction Log

This article shows how you can read the [RowLog Contents] in the Transaction Log, for Real!  Read more...
By Kraig Kerr 2012/11/09 (first published: 2010/11/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: transaction logs
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