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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 10: Profiler versus Server-Side tracing

Compares and contrasts tracing using Profiler with server-side tracing, illustrating important performance differences so that one can choose the right tool for the task at hand.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2012/11/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Auditing SQL Server 2012 Server Roles

My organization is looking at SQL Server 2012 and I know that the ability to create roles at the server level is a new feature. Since this is new and impacts security, how do I handle them and how do I audit them?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: server roles
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Database Deployment: The Bits - Getting Data In

Quite often, the database developer or tester is faced with having to load data into a newly created database. What could be simpler? Quite a lot of things, it seems.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: deployment
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Splitting Strings Based on Patterns

Splitting strings based on patterns supported by LIKE and PATINDEX can be an interesting way to address a wide variety of problems.  Read more...
By Dwain Camps 2014/09/12 (first published: 2012/11/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: string manipulation
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Free eBook: The Red Gate Guide to SQL Server Team-based Development

Get a free ebook that discusses how you can better manage your team development.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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What MAXDOP Setting Should be Used for SQL Server

I have a busy SQL Server and notice that several queries are running in parallel. I know I can set the max degree of parallelism setting, but what MAXDOP should I use?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: maxdop
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Advanced Event Behavior – Level 10 of the Stairway to Integration Services

The tenth article of this series starts to look at more advanced events and how we can use those events to better control and enhance our packages.  Read more...
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Understanding the SQL Server 2012 BI Semantic Model (BISM)

SQL Server 2012 introduced an unified BI Semantic Model (BISM) which is based on some of the existing as well as some new technologies. This model is intended to serve as one model for all end user experiences for reporting, analytics, scorecards, dashboards, etc. In this tip, I will talk in detail about the new BISM, how it differs from earlier the earlier Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) and how BISM lays down a foundation for future.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/27 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: bism
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SQL Saturday #182 - Istanbul

SQL Saturday at the gateway between Europe and Asia. If you are nearby, come join in a free day of SQL Server training and presentations.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Back to Basics: Capturing Baselines on Production SQL Servers

If you have not been capturing baselines on your production servers, then today is the day you can start. This article provides scripts, valid for SQL Server 2005 and higher, which anyone can use to capture basic information about a SQL Server instance.  Read more...
By Erin Stellato 2017/02/20 (first published: 2012/11/27) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: baselines
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Handling Backups for Rapid Resilience

The backup and restore system in SQL Server hasn't changed a great deal over the years despite a huge growth in the typical size of databases. When disaster strikes, and an important service is taken offline while a restore is performed, there is often time to reflect on whether it might be possible to design databases for a more rapid recovery of the most critical parts of a database application.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/12/12 (first published: 2012/11/26) | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: backups
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SQL Saturday #181 - Tokyo

A free day of training, SQL Saturday comes to Tokyo, Japan. Come have a SQL Server day with fellow data professionals if you can.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 7: Dealing with Excessive Log Growth

This level will examine the most common problems and forms of mismanagement that lead to excessive growth of the transaction log.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw, Tony Davis 2012/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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SQL Server Transaction Log Fragmentation: a Primer

Generally, you will have no need to worry about the number of virtual log files in your transaction log. However, if you use the default settings for 'auto-grow', you can end up with such 'fragmentation' in your transaction log as to affect performance noticably. How can this be avoided? How can you tell it's a problem? What do you do about it? Greg explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/23 (first published: 2012/05/01) | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: t-log
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Returning the Top X row for each group (SQL Spackle)

One of the most common T-SQL questions is on returning a ranked result set for each member of a group. Dave Ballentyne brings us a short tutorial on how you can do this in T-SQL.  Read more...
By Dave Ballantyne 2012/11/23 (first published: 2010/12/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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