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How to Create Deadlocks and Troubleshoot Them

Watch in awe and wonder as Brent Ozar creates a deadlock, then uses sp_BlitzLock after the fact to show you which queries and tables were involved.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/08 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: deadlocks
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I thought my database was collation agnostic

My struggles with a customer's database that used a different collation sequence. The easy way is never the right way, or is it?  Read more...
By Thomas Romeo 2018/06/08 (first published: 2016/01/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql collation
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Docker SQL Server 2017 Linux Containers with database cloning

Learn how containers can help with database development. 
By Paul Stanton 2018/06/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: containers
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Script triggers from any database in SQL Server

In this tip Aaron Bertrand looks at how to generate scripts for triggers using simple T-SQL statements. This tip shows how to easily build scripts for disabling, enabling, dropping and creating.  Read more...
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Power BI – Part 1: Introduction

Power BI has been available for a number of years, but new functionality is added regularly. In this new series from Robert Sheldon, you will learn about the latest developments or get started with Power BI if you are new to it. Robert provides an overview of Power BI, the services and tools available in this article.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: power bi
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Stairway to ColumnStore Indexes Level 7: Optimizing Nonclustered Columnstore Indexes

In this level, we will focus on optimization techniques to apply while building the nonclustered columnstore index, which is available in all versions of SQL Server from 2012 up.  Read more...
By Hugo Kornelis 2018/06/06 (first published: 2016/03/16) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

In this free eBook Shawn McGehee offers advice on query tuning, cutting stored procedures, and system process design and implementation for high availability. Discover how to perform backup and restore operations using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), basic T-SQL scripts and Redgate's SQL Backup tool.  Read more...
By Press Release 2018/08/15 (first published: 2014/03/05) | Source: Redgate | Category: ebook
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Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB Security

When analyzing security-related challenges, it is important to note that they encompass several distinct but interrelated technologies. In addition, when dealing with data services, it is also necessary to distinguish between the data plane, facilitating access to the underlying content and the management plane, which allows for delegation of administrative tasks. In this article, Marcin Policht explores how these concepts apply to the Azure Cosmos DB offering.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/05 | Source: Database Journal | Category: security
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Logshipping to SQL Server on Linux

An example of a database migration from SQL Server 2016 on Windows to MS SQL Server 2017 on Linux.  Read more...
By Evgeny Garaev 2018/06/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2017
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Importing JSON Collections into SQL Server

Microsoft introduced native support for JSON in SQL Server in version 2016. In this article, Phil Factor shows how to import JSON documents into to SQL Server database tables, even if there is a bit of complexity in the original data.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/04 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: json
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Building reusable table build scripts using SQL Prompt

You’ve been working on a query, function or procedure and you want to store the results of executing it in a table; maybe a table variable, or a temporary table. These all require column definitions, and such things can be tiresome to do. Phil Factor demonstrates how to use SQL Prompt to do most of the mindless tasks that you’d otherwise be obliged to undertake by hand.  Read more...
By 2018/06/04 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql prompt
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Scalar Functions with Query Plans: Not all is obvious!

Scalar functions in Query Plans just don't always show the whole story!  Read more...
By Mike Byrd 2018/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: query performance
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Quick Tips For Debugging Large Stored Procedures

SSMS is a good management tool, but it’s not a good development tool. When you’re writing some simple queries, it’s fine. When you’re writing code with lots of branching, dynamic SQL, temp tables, error handling, and so on… Not so much. Here are some tips Erik darling has put together after a couple years of wrangling the Blitz scripts in the First Responder Kit.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/01 | Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited Blog | Category: t-sql
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The 2018 State of DevOps Survey. Don’t just wait for it. Be a part of it.

Redgate is joining forces with DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and Google Cloud to support the pursuit of DevOps excellence. The research aim is to better understand the DevOps landscape, and to surface new findings that provide guidance for improvement in resource management, productivity, and quality of technology delivery teams. To have your say and be part of the research, simply take the survey - there are even some great prizes up for grabs!   Read more...
By 2018/06/01 (first published: 2018/05/22) | Source: Redgate | Category: devops
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NonClustered Index Structure

Learn how the clustered index keys affect the non clustered index structure.  Read more...
By Mayank Shukla 2018/06/01 (first published: 2016/04/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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