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DBAs and the ITIL Framework, Part II: Asset Management

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

See how the ITIL Framework's Asset Management standards make the DBA's job easier. Use the CMDB and DML to keep your data assets under tight control.




Preparing your data platform for peak period sales

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

In the last few years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with both getting a good bargain and causing retail pandemonium. So how can you prepare your data platform for the increase in traffic?




More SQL Server Features that Time Forgot

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

SQL Server produces some great features, but it would be impossible to get them spot-on target every time. We are now quietly advised to use caution about using some of them, such as AutoShrink or the Index Advisor. Others, like the database diagramming tool, almost seem to have been quietly abandoned. Robert Sheldon investigates.




Automatic Plan Correction

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

SQL Server 2017 lets you solve parameter sniffing problems - Automatically!




The real origins of the Agile Manifesto

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Many people think the Agile Manifesto was born in in February 2001, when 17 people met at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah. But there’s a problem, a big problem - in fact, one about the size of the USA’s first ever jet fighter. In this blog post, Matt Hilbert looks back to 20th century aircraft design, and finds some very familiar ideas.




Importing Historical Stock Prices from Yahoo Finance into SQL Server

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Rick Dobson demonstrate a clean end-to-end solution for importing historical stock ticker prices from Yahoo Finance into a SQL Server table using Python.




Auto Generate Your Database Documentation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Script provided to create missing extended properties allowing you to auto generate your database documentation.




SQL Clone Quick Tip: Offloading DBCC checks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

If corruption creeps into a database it can and will derail the best-laid disaster recovery plans. To be certain that a database is corruption-free, you need to run regular DBCC CHECKDB checks on that database. Unfortunately this is a resource-intensive task, but SQL Clone can help.




Questions About RDS SQL Server That You Were Too Shy to Ask

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

There are a number of different ways that you can host SQL Server. RDS SQL Server, for example, uses SQL Server within AWS as a simple database service, much like a more versatile alternative to MySQL. Obviously, it is a compromise, in that you lose many of the extras beyond the database. Laerte Junior answers those questions about RDS that people seem to assume you know the answers to, but which you may be too shy to ask.

(image) How to fix SQL Server disk I/O bottlenecks (without a hammer)
In this new article, Simple-Talk editor Tony Davis explains step-by-step how to find and fix the root causes of disk I/O bottlenecks, including gathering data, avoiding knee-jerk fixes, and how monitoring tools can help. Read now.



Exporting Custom Messages from Sys.Messages

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Learn how to get your custom messages from an existing instance and add them to a new instance.




Cleanly Uninstalling Stubborn SQL Server Components

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

There is a built-in command called msiexec which has an uninstall parameter (-x). This command can be used to remove stubborn programs through brute force. First, though, you need to get an inventory of the GUIDs that represent the programs you need to remove.

(image) How to fix SQL Server disk I/O bottlenecks (without a hammer)
In this new article, Simple-Talk editor Tony Davis explains step-by-step how to find and fix the root causes of disk I/O bottlenecks, including gathering data, avoiding knee-jerk fixes, and how monitoring tools can help. Read now.



Webinar: data protection & privacy in the world of DevOps

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Microsoft MVP and PASS President Grant Fritchey dispels the myth that database DevOps and compliance can't go hand in hand. After a brief look at how extending DevOps to the database lays solid foundations for data governance and compliance, the focus will then shift to guidance around the upcoming GDPR. Register now.




Stairway to MDX - Level 2: The Ordinal Function

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson introduces the MDX Ordinal Function, as a means for generating lists and for conditionally presenting calculations. He also demonstrates the use of the function in creating datasets to support report parameter picklists.




Free eBook: Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

This free eBook from Redgate Software will take you from the fundamentals of Statistics, Cost Estimation, Index Selection, and the Execution Engine, and guide you through the inner workings of the Query Optimization process, and throws in a pragmatic look at Parameterization and Hints along the way.




Remembering passwords in SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

The Redgate SQL Compare team have recently added a feature to automatically populate your SQL Server credentials when you’re using SQL Compare or SQL Data Compare - here are the details of the new feature.




Consuming hierarchical JSON documents in SQL Server using OpenJSON

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Over the years, Phil was struck by the problems of reading and writing JSON documents with SQL Server, and wrote several articles on ways of overcoming these problems. Now that SQL Server 2016 onwards has good JSON support, he thought that the articles would be forgotten. Not so, they continue to be popular, so he felt obliged to write about how you can use SQL Server's JSON support to speed the process up.




Vagrant and SQL Server 2017 on Linux

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Vagrant provides a mechanism to build and configure a virtual Linux box running SQL Server 2017




How to Do a Free SQL Server Health Check

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Brent Ozar shares a free script that that you can run to quickly produce a health check of your SQL Server.




Dynamically Create Warehouse Dimensions

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Here's a data warehouse design pattern to speed up multi-value dimension creation.




Alert Inbox Grouping Preview in SQL Monitor

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

The SQL Monitor team are hard at work, improving how you manage your alerts. Find out more about the changes they're making, and how you can try an online demo of the new features now.




Missing Data

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

In the real world of business or scientific reporting and analysis, data can prove to be awkward. It can be plain wrong or it can be altogether missing. Sure, we have the NULL to signify unknown, but that doesn't play well with regular business reporting. There are a number of ways of dealing with missing information, and methods of estimating data from existing data has a long and respectable history. Joe Celko gets to grips with a data topic that is often treated with some trepidation.




Advanced Analytics with R & SQL: Part I - R Distributions

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Build and Operationalize scalable Predictive models and intelligent applications using SQL and R.




Mixing MongoDB and Relational Databases in the Enterprise

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Your Agile developers want MongoDB, or a similar document database: your Ops people are concerned about security and backup, and Governance are muttering about transactionality and data transfer between systems. Do you restrict your developers from rapidly-evolving the data design for their domain or do you embrace the joys of NoSQL unconditionally? If you accept a polyglot database environment, where the NoSQL lambs coexist with the relational lions, how do you provide tools and common database concepts that everyone can use and understand?




Change Integer to BigInt on a Very Large Table

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

This article will show how to change the data type of a column when the table contains more than 1 billion records.




Can the database be included in DevOps in financial services?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

For many DBAs who work in financial services, deploying database changes is the most taxing part of the job. Being required to review thousands of lines of script can take days, depending on how many errors you find. Even when database deployments are better planned, it’s not an easy journey, and DBAs are often regarded as the blocker in the process, the ones who are causing the problem rather than trying to resolve it

(image) How to fix SQL Server disk I/O bottlenecks (without a hammer)
In this new article, Simple-Talk editor Tony Davis explains step-by-step how to find and fix the root causes of disk I/O bottlenecks, including gathering data, avoiding knee-jerk fixes, and how monitoring tools can help. Read now.



How to Do a SQL Server Architecture Review

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

How do you get management to help you figure out if a cluster or an AG is right for you? In this post, Brent Ozar explains the steps involved when doing a review of your SQL Server architecture.




Stairway to AlwaysOn Level 4: Analyse and Deploy a Windows Server Failover Cluster

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

In level 4 of the stairway to AlwaysOn we look at creating a Windows Server Failover Cluster.




Free eBook: SQL Server Backup and Restore

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

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.




SQL Server R Services: Working with Data Frames

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Although you can get started with R in SQL Server without understanding data frames, they are a key structure of the R language that are the equivalent of SQL Server table variables. They give you many ways of manipulating and analyzing data and passing it between R and SQL Server. For a database professional, they provide a clear and familiar concept when getting to grips with integrating R into the database.

(image) How to fix SQL Server disk I/O bottlenecks (without a hammer)
In this new article, Simple-Talk editor Tony Davis explains step-by-step how to find and fix the root causes of disk I/O bottlenecks, including gathering data, avoiding knee-jerk fixes, and how monitoring tools can help. Read now.



Importing Files in Parallel with SSIS

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:00:00 UT

Run multiple instances of your package in parallel so that each instance processes a portion of the total number of files