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SSIS for Azure and Hybrid Data Movement

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) can be used effectively as a tool for moving data to and from Windows Azure SQL Database, as part of the total extract, transform, and load (ETL) solution and as part of the data movement solution. SSIS can be used effectively to move data between sources and destinations in the cloud, and in a hybrid scenario between the cloud and on-premise. This paper outlines best practices for using SSIS for cloud sources and destinations and for project planning for SSIS projects to be used with Azure or hybrid data moves, and gives an example of maximizing performance on a hybrid move by scaling out the data movement.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/02/19 | Source: TechNet Blogs | Category: azure
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An in-depth look at change detection in SQL Server - Part 02

Auditing, conflict resolution, tamper & concurrency protection are some of the most common requirements for any enterprise system – this 2-part series presents an in-depth look at the various change detection mechanisms available within SQL Server.  Read more...
By Nakul Vachhrajani 2013/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server
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SQL Bits XI

The popular UK conference heads to Nottingham from May 2-4, 2013. Both Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones will be speaking, along with lots of talented SQL Server professionals. Register today.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/03/11 (first published: 2013/02/06) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql bits
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Troubleshooting and Fixing SQL Server Page Level Corruption

Corrupt SQL Server databases are the worst nightmare of any SQL Server professional. In any environment, from small business to enterprise, the compromise of integrity and availability of the data can constitute a business emergency. This is especially the case in those organizations reliant on an OLTP data model, for a high-volume website. SQL Server database corruption and disruption of the transaction processing system can cause business repercussions such as large financial losses, a drop in reputation or customer retention, or contractual SLA problems with the service provider, if not managed in-house.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/02/18 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: corruption
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Stored Procedures and SQL Injection

Why do stored procedures help with security? In this piece, MVP Brian Kelley explains why SQL Injection and information gathering are hampered with stored procedures.  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2013/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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SQL Saturday #177 - Silicon Valley

The Bay area gets another SQL Saturday this weekend, on Feb 23, 2013. Come have a free day of SQL Server training.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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SQL Saturday #177 - Silicon Valley

Don’t miss the Bay Area’s largest SQL Server event of the year! You can choose from sessions on SQL Server 2012, DBA, Development, Business Intelligence, and Big Data.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql saturday
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Stairway to Server-side Tracing - Level 1 - Overview of Tracing

The first part of our stairway series on SQL Trace examines the overview of this subsystem in SQL Server, it's architecture and the kind of information it returns.  Read more...
By Dan Guzman 2013/02/15 (first published: 2011/02/23) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql trace
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If you are using indexed views and MERGE, please read this!

Here is some information about an important MERGE “wrong results” bug, involving indexed views, that could be affecting the accuracy of your queries right now, and what options you have for working around the problem.  Read more...
By Aaron Bertrand 2013/02/14 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: indexed views
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MDX Guide for SQL Folks: Part III - Advanced Analysis

Learn everything about MDX drawing only on your T-SQL knowledge in this series. Frank Banin continues talking about Calculated Members, Named Sets, and more in part III.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2013/02/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: mdx
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SQL Server 2012: Time Marches On

Greg Larsen explores the new SQL Server 2012 date and time functions and shows you how to exploit these functions in new application code.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/02/13 | Category: date manipulation
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Stairway to XML: Level 10 - Converting XML Data

In this Level, we look at how to convert string values to XML and how to convert XML to character types.   Read more...
By 2013/02/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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An in-depth look at change detection in SQL Server - Part 01

Auditing, conflict resolution, tamper & concurrency protection are some of the most common requirements for any enterprise system – this 2-part series presents an in-depth look at the various change detection mechanisms available within SQL Server.  Read more...
By Nakul Vachhrajani 2013/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: change detection
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 2,810 reads

Expanding AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Replication Publishers

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups provide a high-availability and disaster-recovery solution for you SQL Server 2012 environments. Replication has been around in SQL Server for quite some time and allows you to scale out your environment. Warwick Rudd explains how to join these technologies together.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/02/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: alwayson
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