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Get Set For Speed

Loops are common in application code, but set-based solutions are the way to go with SQL.  Read more...
By Tom Staab 2018/02/23 (first published: 2015/12/29) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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"But It Worked in Development!" - 3 Hard SQL Server Performance Problems

You’ve been performance tuning queries and indexes for a few years, but lately, you’ve been running into problems you can’t explain. Could it be RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE, THREADPOOL, or lock escalation? These problems only pop up under heavy load or concurrency, so they’re very hard to detect in a development environment.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/02/23 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: pass summit
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Avoid T-SQL Technical Debt using SQL Prompt Code Analysis

SQL Prompt’s new Code Analysis feature helps you discover code issues and hidden pitfalls during code development, as you type. In this article, Catherine shows how the Code Analysis feature works, and illustrates how to use the feature to improve the quality of your team’s SQL code.  Read more...
By 2018/02/23 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Performance Comparison Between SQL Server 2014 and 2016

This article outlines the performance innovations in SQL Server 2016 for Columnstore Index and BatchMode Execution.  Read more...
By Savaram Ravindra 2018/02/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: columnstore index
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 1,492 reads

Degree of Duplication

Technology is constantly moving forward, but it is also helpful to understand how we arrived where we are today. Joe Celko reminisces about the history of database design and how it relates to the concept of ‘Degree of Duplication’ in this article.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/02/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: database design
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Introducing a DevOps culture

Your organization’s culture of DevOps will often be the defining factor on whether you have a successful organizational change, or whether the changes that you implement impact pockets of your organization.  Read more...
By 2018/02/22 | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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SQL Server Reporting Services 2017 Tutorial

SQL Server Reporting Services has been the go to reporting solution for SQL Server for almost a decade now. In many organizations, the ease of development, web front end and security make SSRS the tool of choice.  Read more...
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Stairway to Database Design Level 9: Normalization

In the final step of Database Design, Joe Celko gives a simple but effective explanation of the normalization process and why it is important.  Read more...
By Joe Celko 2018/02/21 (first published: 2011/11/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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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 2018/11/28 (first published: 2013/08/14) | Source: Redgate | Category: transaction log
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Solve Sudoku with T-SQL - Part 1

A Sudoku solution can be resolved using a single select statement. The first article shows this method and next how this can be optimised to resolve complex puzzles in seconds.  Read more...
By bevan ward 2018/02/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Sign up for more free training from Redgate

Redgate has committed to hosting a free virtual event in every quarter of 2018, and will be kicking this off on February 28 with a livestream themed around data privacy and protection. The agenda has now been released, so you can see who will be presenting, what they will be presenting, and how you can tune in to watch.  Read more...
By 2018/02/20 | Source: Redgate | Category: event
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How to Move a TDE Encryption Key to Another SQL Server Instance

If you have a database backup of a Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) enabled database, the database backup will contain encrypted data. Because the database backup contains encrypted data you can’t just restore it to any instance. You can only restore the database backup to an instance that contains the same certificate used to originally encrypt the database.  Read more...
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Implementing John Conway's Game of Life in Microsoft SQL Server

A fun exercise, using CTEs to implement John Conway's Game of Life cellular automata simulation  Read more...
By Paul Chang 2018/02/19 (first published: 2015/09/22) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cte
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Questions about Data Governance that You Were Too Shy to Ask

A company’s data is one of its most valuable and important resources. Managing and protecting that data are big responsibilities, and a data governance processes must be put into place to avoid misuse and to meet regulations. In this article, William Brewer answers questions you may have about data governance but were too shy to ask.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/02/19 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: data governance
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How to reformat a database in one operation

Inherited a database from another team? Changed your team policy on the way that you format SQL? What’s to stop you formatting the code of an entire database nicely, when you’re developing it? It can be done, but the process can take longer than you expect. This article will demonstrate a simple 3-step approach to reformatting a whole database to your standard, in a single operation, using SQL Compare and SQL Prompt.  Read more...
By 2018/02/19 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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