The Partition clause in the Row_Number() Over() function is a quick tool for eliminating duplicate rows.
This article attempts to show a practical scenario on improving DB design and performance through row density and compression in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
It is highly recommended that you not rely on system tables in your application as the values and meanings many change between versions. But for an experienced person that digs into the system often and needs quick answers, these system tables may be a great source of information. Suresh Maganti brings us his recent adventure in finding a reliable way to determine the growth factor of a database.
Are you looking to move your Oracle databases to SQL Server? You should be and when you convince your management to do so, Microsoft has a tool to help. New author Suresh Maganti of Scalability Experts brings us a look at how this works.