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Improving SQL Server 2016 Large Database Performance

This article aims to save you days or weeks of troubleshooting when using SQL Server 2016 for large databases  Read more...
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Converting a Database to In-Memory OLTP

In-Memory OLTP was introduced with SQL Server 2014 as a way to improve transaction performance. There are several scenarios that are not supported, such as some data types, and Darko Martinovic describes the issues and provides workarounds. He also has provided a tool to assist in migrating disk-based tables to In-Memory optimized tables.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/06/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: in-memory oltp tables
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SQL Prompt Safety Net Features for Developers

Phil Factor describes a few common mishaps that everyone working in SSMS will have experienced a couple of times, and how SQL Prompt “Tab Magic” (now more prosaically called Tab Color and Tab History) provides ‘insurance’ against their consequences.  Read more...
By 2018/06/11 | Source: Redgate | Category: sql prompt
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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 2019/01/02 (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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