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Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 1 Architecture

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Microsoft introduced Columnstore with SQL Server 2012 and have improved the feature in every version since then. You may be wondering why they are different than traditional indexes and how they work. In this series, Edward Pollack explains the architecture of Columnstore indexes. In future articles in the series, he will describe best practices for Columnstore.

2020-06-18

Right-Sizing Row Mode Query Memory Requirements

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When the optimizer doesn’t estimate the correct amount of memory for a query, either memory is wasted that could be used for other processes or some operations will spill to disk. Microsoft has added Memory Grant Feedback to help overcome this issue. In this article, Greg Larsen explains what you need to know about this new feature.

2020-06-10

Working with SQL Cursors

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n SQL cursors serve as a pointer that enables application programming language to deal with query results one row at a time. Read on to explores the concept behind and learn how to declare cursors, open, retrieve data from them, and then close them.

2020-06-09

SQL Server Machine Learning 2019: Working with Security Changes

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SQL Server Machine Learning allows you to run R and Python scripts from SQL Server. When SQL Server 2019 was released, Microsoft enhanced the security for this functionality, but it caused some existing code writing to the file system to to break. In this article, Dennes Torres explains the security enhancement and describes three ways to work with it.

2020-03-11

Creating Time-Intelligence Functions in DAX

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DAX contains a host of time-intelligence functions with exotic names such as SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR and PARALLELPERIOD. In the last article in this series, Andy Brown explains how to write measures using the range of date functions in DAX, and also explains how time-intelligence functions work behind the scenes.

2020-03-06

Analysis Services : OLEDB Error while processing in SSAS

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Problem This is one of the errors that I frequently encounter while deploying or processing SSAS OLAP cubes on the client's computers or on a remote server. Recently, one of my team members also faced the same issue and so I thought to write a resolution for the issue. The error is something like this: […]

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