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Using a column name in a COUNT function

Putting a column name in a COUNT() function may not always give you what you are looking for.  Read more...
By Charles Kincaid 2013/10/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQL Monitor Performance Metric: Buffer Cache Used Per Database in MB

Data pages read from disk are placed in the buffer pool with the intention that they will be reused, and accessing them from RAM is faster than from disk. Knowing how much of your RAM is committed to each database can help you provision the right amount of RAM to SQL Server, and also to identify rogue queries that draw too much data into RAM and force data from other databases out of the cache.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/10/15 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: custom metrics
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SQL Server Integration Services Connection Manager Tips and Tricks

In this article, we will take a look at the following Tips and Tricks for Connection Managers: Adding an "Application Name" property to the connection string; Creating Two Connection Managers for each Database Connection; and Capturing Connection Manager details in Package Configurations  Read more...
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Introduction to SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Memory-Optimized Tables

There are a number of new features that became available with SQL Server 2014. One of the more exciting features is the new Memory-Optimized tables. In this article Greg Larson explores how to create Memory-Optimized tables, and what he's found during his initial exploration of using this new type of table.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/10/14 | Source: Database Journal | Category: memory optimized
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32 bit SSIS in 64 bit environment

This article provides a solution to executes 32 bit SSIS packages in 64 bit environment.  Read more...
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Red Gate to respond instantly to user requests at SQL in the City Charlotte and PASS 2013

Red Gate is shipping new features and fixes this week, based on requests from attendees at SQL in the City Charlotte and PASS Summit 2013.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/10/11 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: pass
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Execute As

Learn how you can use Execute As in a stored procedure to control permissions. This article includes an example that limits access to encryption routines for users.  Read more...
By Patrick Cahill 2013/10/11 (first published: 2011/02/02) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: execute as
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Getting Started with Columnstore Index in SQL Server 2014 – Part 1

Column Store Index, which improves performance of data warehouse queries several folds, was first introduced in SQL Server 2012. In this article series Arshad Ali talks about how you can get started with using enhanced columnstore index features in SQL Server 2014 and do some performance tests to understand the benefits.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/10/11 | Source: Database Journal | Category: columnstore index
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Day 327: From Prototype to Production

In November of 2012, I embarked on a Quixotic attempt at building a BI prototype in 7 days. I dubbed the experiment ‘OLAP Sprint’...  Read more...
By Simon Doubt 2013/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com
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SQL Saturday #237 - Charlotte

The Charlotte BI Group (CBIG) is excited to bring the 2nd annual SQL Saturday, BI Edition, to Charlotte on October 19. This SQL Saturday training event is focused on Microsoft Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Administration topics.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/10/10 | Category: sql saturday
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When SQL Server Nonclustered Indexes Are Faster Than Clustered Indexes

SQL Server Clustered indexes can have enormous implications for performance of operations on a table. But are there times when a SQL Server non-clustered index would perform better than a clustered index for the same operation? Are there any trade-offs to consider? Check out this tip to learn more.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/10/10 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: clustered indexes
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SSRS Reports as a Data Source in Excel 2013

DBAs are expected to know how to administer the technologies that are available with and peripheral to SQL Server. To properly administer them, it certainly helps to understand the technology from the point of view of the user. By using an existing SSRS report as a data feed for Excel, Rodney Landrum explains how these users can now take advantage of development efforts in new ways.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/10/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX - Level 3: The DAX DISTINCT() Function and Basic Distinct Counts

Bill Pearson, Business Intelligence architect and author, exposes the DAX DISTINCT() function, and then provides some hands-on exposure to its use in generating distinct counts. Moreover, he further explores working with measures in the PivotTable in this, the third Level of our new Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX series.  Read more...
By Bill Pearson 2013/10/09 (first published: 2013/02/26) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Removing Duplicates

How to remove identify and remove duplicate data from your tables  Read more...
By Stefan Krzywicki 2013/10/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: duplicate data
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SQL Saturday #238 - Minnesota

SQL Saturday Minnesota will be on October 12, 2013. This free training event for SQL Server Professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server will feature 40 sessions in 8 tracks and 350+ attendees.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/10/08 | Category: sql saturday
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Simple way to create a SQL Server Job Using T-SQL

Sometimes we have a T-SQL process that we need to run that takes some time to run or we want to run it during idle time on the server. We could create a SQL Agent job manually, but is there any simple way to create a scheduled job?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/10/08 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: sql agent jobs
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