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Do you use Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code is rapidly gaining in popularity, but is it all it could be, or is there room for improvement? Redgate is embarking on some research to better understand how you are using this lightweight editor, and where it can be improved. Have your say by filling in this short survey!  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/19 (first published: 2017/05/17) | Source: Redgate | Category: visual studio code
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The Road to Database CI

One firm's journey on the road to mastering (or at least attempting) continuous database integration.  Read more...
By Steve Thompson 2017/05/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: continuous integration
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Cardinality Estimation for a Predicate on a COUNT Expression

Paul White takes you on an optimizer journey, exploring how SQL Server comes up with cardinality estimates for COUNT queries.  Read more...
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Free eBook: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/05/02 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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Encrypting SQL Server: Dynamic Data Masking

Dynamic Data Masking is a good way of rendering data unreadable for such purposes as user-acceptance testing, or demonstrating an application. It doesn't encrypt the data, and a knowledgeable SQL user can defeat it. However it provides a simple way to administer from the database what data the various users of a database application can and can not see, making it a useful tool for the developer.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: encryption
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Why people flocked to the SQL Clone live stream event

On March 29, over 650 people tuned in from around the world to find out more about Redgate's new database provisioning tool, SQL Clone. The webinar answered the FAQs, included some in-depth demos, and gave a look into the technology behind the tool. Catch up with the recording.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/15 | Source: Redgate | Category: video
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Azure DWH Part 8: Accessing Azure SQL Data Warehouse with C#

In this new article, we will learn how to access to our Azure DWH tables using C#.  Read more...
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Backing Up SQL Server Databases Hosted on Azure VMs

Join Marcin Policht as he provides a comprehensive overview of the different backup options applicable to Azure SQL Server VMs with database files stored on VM disks.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/15 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure vm
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Backup and restore of a SQL Clone

SQL Server sees the cloned database as a user database, meaning that you can treat it as one, including backup and restore - Steve Jones explains.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/12 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql clone
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Displaying Backup or Restore Progress

Have you ever started a database backup or a restore process that runs a long time then wanted to know when it will complete? Knowing when a database backup or restore operation will complete provides you valuable information, especially when you need to perform follow-on tasks that are waiting for the backup or restore process to complete.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/12 | Source: Database Journal | Category: backup and restore
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How Long Before Your Database Runs Out of Space?

Almost all SQL Server databases grow in size over time. Capacity planning is an important activity for the DBA. You need to know how long before you run out of space long before you actually do. Here are some helpful tips and tricks.  Read more...
By John F. Tamburo 2017/05/12 (first published: 2016/06/09) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: capacity planning
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AlwaysON Availability Group and Jobs Part 2

This article will provide the actual implementation of the control mechanism.  Read more...
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Performance Myths: Table variables are always in-memory

Guest author Derik Hammer dismisses the common myth that table variables perform better than temp tables because they are always in memory.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/11 | Source: SQLPerformance.com | Category: performance
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SQL Data Mask: now featuring configurable masks

SQL Data Mask is the latest prototype to come out of Redgate Foundry. It copies your database while anonymizing personal data, and you can use it to mask your databases right now, free of charge. Here are the details.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/05/10 | Source: Redgate | Category: data masking
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AlwaysON Availability Group and Jobs Part 1

In this article (consist from 2 parts) , I will be focusing on one of the practical solutions for management of internal SQL Server jobs in AlwaysOn Availability Groups scenarios.   Read more...
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Using an R Package within SQL Server with Real time analysis in Power BI

We all know how easy it is to run R, together with dependent packages, from SQL Server on order to do statistical analysis, and then turn the result into a real-time graph using Power BI; but can you actually do it? Saurabh Desai gives a step-by-step hand-holding guide to turn even the most timid into a BI guru. There is nothing difficult in using R in SQL Server 2016 once you know the steps.  Read more...
By 2017/05/10 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: r package
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Free eBook: SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP

In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's 2016 In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/04/25 (first published: 2015/05/13) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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