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An Introduction to SQL Server Containers

Get the basics of what a container is and how this can work with SQL Server.  Read more...
By Paul Stanton 2017/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: containers
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,473 reads

SQL Server Ad Hoc Access to OLE DB Provider Has Been Denied Error

I was trying to use OPENROWSET to query a remote database and I experienced the following error "Ad hoc access to OLE DB provider has been denied. You must access this provider through a linked server". When I ran this same query using a sysadmin account it worked fine. Why doesn't this work for other logins?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/06 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: openrowset
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How to run SSIS Project as a SQL Job

In this piece by Pilip Horan, learn how to create an SSIS catalog and run a project as a SQL Agent Job.  Read more...
By Philip Horan 2017/01/06 (first published: 2015/05/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,511 reads

Dynamic Data Masking Feature in SQL Server 2016

Microsoft has introduced very impressive new security feature in SQL Server 2016 called Dynamic Data Masking (DDM).Dynamic Data Masking allow user to decide how much of the sensitive data to reveal with minimal impact on the application layer.   Read more...
By Pankaj Chakole 2017/01/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,074 reads

Questions About SQL Server Security and Access Control You Were Too Shy to Ask

For many developers, database security and Access control is just something that gets in the way of development work. However, several recent security breaches have had devastating consequences and have caused a change in attitude about the value to any organisation of having database applications that meet industry standards for access control and security. The problem, however is in admitting that you have a problem and finding answers to those problems you are just too shy to ask in public.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: sql server security
Rating:  Rate this |   Briefcase | 6,435 reads

Removing Email from msdb Database

Is your msdb database growing bigger every day? If so you might want to consider purging some of the history records. Greg Larsen explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: msdb
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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 11: Optimizing Queries For Batch Mode (Part 2)

Hugo Kornelis continues his exploration of the types of queries that can end up running in row mode when accessing columnstore indexes. He demonstrates how careful rewriting can often yield a logically equivalent query that runs in batch mode instead, and therefore gains the best possible performance benefit.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2017/01/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 688 reads

Triggers: Threat or Menace?

Triggers are generally over-used in SQL Server. They are only rarely necessary, can cause performance issues, and are tricky to maintain If you use them, it is best to keep them simple, and have only one operation per trigger. Joe Celko describes a feature of SQL that 'gets complicated fast'.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: triggers
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The 2016 Salary Survey Results

Get the data and look through our salary survey results.  Read more...
By Site Owners 2017/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: salary survey
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Identify Servers and the Databases Mounted in SharePoint

Identify the Database Server which is used to mount the database in Sharepoint 2010  Read more...
By Tushar Kanti 2017/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sharepoint
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Memory Limits in SQL Server 2016 SP1

Aaron Bertrand explains a few details about the memory limits in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 that make this upgrade even more compelling.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/01/02 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Stairway to Biml Level 1: What is Biml?

An introduction to the Biml language from Andy Leonard that helps  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2017/01/02 (first published: 2013/07/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: biml
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How to read the SQL Server Database Transaction Log

Manvendra Singh takes a look at a SQL Server function that you can use to read the transaction log to see what entries are made for database transactions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/12/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: transaction log
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Column Store vs Row Store Indexes

How does a column store index compare to a (traditional)row store index with regards to performance  Read more...
By Brian Ellul 2016/12/30 (first published: 2015/05/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: columnstore index
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 9,383 reads