SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en An Overview of SQL Server 2016 Licensing http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/overview-sql-server-2016-licensing <div class="node-body article-body">Licensing is always one of the more confusing aspects of any product, and SQL Server 2016 is no exception to that rule. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the SQL Server 2016 editions and licensing models, as well as examine how licensing works in virtualization and high-availability scenarios.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/overview-sql-server-2016-licensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/overview-sql-server-2016-licensing#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft SQL Server sql server 2016 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:44:00 +0000 34101 at http://sqlmag.com The HPE Superdome X Gen9 Provides Significant Performance Boost over Predecessor http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-gen9-provides-significant-performance-boost-over-pre <div class="node-body article-body">HPE designed the Superdome X line as an enterprise-class server platform from the get-go, and the company has continued to evolve the system ever since. For example, the new Gen 9-based Superdome X provides significant performance increases over the Gen 8 version.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-gen9-provides-significant-performance-boost-over-pre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-gen9-provides-significant-performance-boost-over-pre#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft virtualization Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:38:00 +0000 34051 at http://sqlmag.com What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: SQL Server Configuration Manger http://sqlmag.com/database-security/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-sql-server-configuration-manger <div class="node-body article-body">The SQL Server Configuration Manager is an critical but often overlooked application for proper SQL Server instance management and, well, "configuration". In Tim Ford's continuing series aimed at the Accidental Database Administrator he takes time to explain the basics of this tool, its use, and its features.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-sql-server-configuration-manger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-sql-server-configuration-manger#comments Database Security accidental dba configuration manager Database Administrator SQL Server Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0000 34021 at http://sqlmag.com T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2016 http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/t-sql-enhancements-sql-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The relational database engine and T-SQL are the core of SQL Server 2016. T-SQL is used for both SQL Server management as well as stored procedures, triggers, functions and application development. As you might expect with a new release, Microsoft has made many significant enhancements to T-SQL with SQL Server 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/t-sql-enhancements-sql-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/t-sql-enhancements-sql-server-2016#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Superdome X Microsoft T-SQL T-SQL code Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:55:00 +0000 34011 at http://sqlmag.com The HPE Superdome X in Today’s Modern Data Center http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-today-s-modern-data-center <div class="node-body article-body">The data center today is vastly different from the data center of a few years ago. Back then, there tended to be one server per workload, and IT needed to manage a multitude of servers. This model was eventually replaced by virtualization, and many more server systems were consolidated. In today’s data center, workloads are shifted based on response to workloads, and the degree of server consolidation is higher than ever.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-today-s-modern-data-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-today-s-modern-data-center#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft SQL Server sql server 2016 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:58:00 +0000 34001 at http://sqlmag.com Power BI Desktop “Publish to Pyramid Server” Button http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button <div class="node-body blog-body">Many organizations today cannot use public cloud solutions because of security concerns, administrative challenges and functional limitations. However, they still need a centralized platform where end users can conduct self-service analytics in an IT-enabled environment.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button#comments SQL Server cloud cloud Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics security security SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:07:00 +0000 33991 at http://sqlmag.com New Features in SQL Server 2016 PowerShell http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/new-features-sql-server-2016-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">PowerShell has become an important management option for SQL Server professionals. While the initial implementation didn’t support all of the different SQL Server management features, Microsoft has been rapidly evolving SQL Server’s PowerShell support. Now, almost all SQL Server management functions are supported by PowerShell.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/new-features-sql-server-2016-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/new-features-sql-server-2016-powershell#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Microsoft PowerShell SQL Server sql server 2016 Superdome X Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:17:00 +0000 33981 at http://sqlmag.com How to Restart Failed Log Shipping Quickly http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/how-restart-failed-log-shipping-quickly <div class="node-body article-body">Log shipping is a great tool for maintaining a redundant copy of your database to protect against site failures in a disaster recovery situation but what happens when it stops unexpectedly and you've an unknown number of transaction log backups to apply to get it going again? Tim has a script for you to identify the next transaction log backup to restore and kick-start the process.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/how-restart-failed-log-shipping-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/how-restart-failed-log-shipping-quickly#comments Database High Availability SQL Server fix how to Log shipping Transact SQL Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:32:00 +0000 33931 at http://sqlmag.com Logical Query Processing Part 6: The WHERE Clause http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/logical-query-processing-part-6-where-clause <div class="node-body article-body">Logical query processing describes the conceptual interpretation of SQL queries. This article is the sixth part in a series on the topic.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/logical-query-processing-part-6-where-clause" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/logical-query-processing-part-6-where-clause#comments SQL Server 2016 logical query processing SQL Server sql server 2016 WHERE clause Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:54:00 +0000 33961 at http://sqlmag.com Understanding the HPE Superdome X Data Center Footprint http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/understanding-hpe-superdome-x-data-center-footprint <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading your IT infrastructure is always a big deal. When you’re planning to implement a new server in your data center, you need to be aware of the system’s physical size and implementation characteristics, as well as the system’s overall capacities. This is especially true if, like most businesses, you don’t initially buy the system in its maximum configuration.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/understanding-hpe-superdome-x-data-center-footprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/understanding-hpe-superdome-x-data-center-footprint#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE infrastructure upgrade IT infrastructure Microsoft server allocation server provisioning Superdome CX Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:40:00 +0000 33941 at http://sqlmag.com The Importance of Data Profiling http://sqlmag.com/melissa-data/importance-data-profiling <div class="node-body article-body">In this whitepaper, you will rediscover the importance of profiling and explore interesting and useful forms of metadata that the profiling process generates. You will also uncover advanced techniques to ascertain the quality of your data, as well as the ability to automate the consolidation of records from tables having different structures, all through the use of profiled metadata.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/melissa-data/importance-data-profiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Melissa Data Resources Sponsored Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:09:00 +0000 33951 at http://sqlmag.com New Features in SQL Server Master Data Services http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/new-features-sql-server-master-data-services <div class="node-body article-body">MDS plays a very important role for businesses that need to create single master data view of their data, when that data comes from multiple data sources and is described differently in each of those sources.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/new-features-sql-server-master-data-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/new-features-sql-server-master-data-services#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 data disparate data sources HPE Superdome X sql server 2016 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:37:00 +0000 33911 at http://sqlmag.com Managing the HPE Superdome X with the Onboard Administrator http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/managing-hpe-superdome-x-onboard-administrator <div class="node-body article-body">The HPE Superdome X is managed using the Superdome Onboard Administrator (OA). The OA is HPE’s blade enclosure management module. It provides the ability to manage system power, partition the system, and monitor component inventory and health.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/managing-hpe-superdome-x-onboard-administrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/managing-hpe-superdome-x-onboard-administrator#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Superdome X sql server 2016 Superdome Onboard Administrator Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:25:00 +0000 33901 at http://sqlmag.com Hardware Is as Important as Software when Implementing an Enterprise Database Server Platform http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hardware-important-software-when-implementing-enterprise-database-se <div class="node-body article-body">When deploying an enterprise database such as Microsoft SQL Server, one of the most critical tasks is deciding what hardware to deploy the system on. This is true even if you plan to deploy the database in a virtual machine (VM). </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hardware-important-software-when-implementing-enterprise-database-se" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hardware-important-software-when-implementing-enterprise-database-se#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft SQL Server sql server 2016 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:53:00 +0000 33841 at http://sqlmag.com How Intelligent Analytics Improves Infrastructure Management and Helps with Data & App Migrations http://sqlmag.com/cisco/how-intelligent-analytics <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Cisco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, September 15th at 2pm ET</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/cisco/how-intelligent-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cisco Thu, 01 Sep 2016 21:03:00 +0000 33861 at http://sqlmag.com The Cross Platform DBA: Managing Oracle and SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/dell-2/cross-platform-dba <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday, October 5th at 12 pm ET</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dell-2/cross-platform-dba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell-2 Dell Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:12:00 +0000 33921 at http://sqlmag.com What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: #2 Restores http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-2-restores <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Preface</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-2-restores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-2-restores#comments Database Backup and Recovery accidental dba Backup Database Administration restore sql sever Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:05:00 +0000 33811 at http://sqlmag.com What’s New in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/what-s-new-sql-server-2016-analysis-services <div class="node-body article-body">When Microsoft first included OLAP Services (the precursor of today’s SQL Server Analysis Services) in SQL Server 7, the company totally changed the enterprise database landscape. The introduction of OLAP Services marked the first time that OLAP (online analytical processing)/business intelligence analysis capabilities were bundled with an enterprise relational database, and it was one of the driving forces that transformed BI from a niche IT role to mainstream database technology.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/what-s-new-sql-server-2016-analysis-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/what-s-new-sql-server-2016-analysis-services#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Analytics BI OLAP SQL Server sql server 2016 SQL Server Analysis Services Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:13:00 +0000 33801 at http://sqlmag.com BI Awareness and Adoption Tactics That Work, with Lestor Meadows of Kimberly-Clark http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/bi-awareness-and-adoption-tactics-work-lestor-meadows-kimberly-clark <div class="field-byline"> Mico Yuk </div> <div class="field-deck"> BI Brainz Analytics on Fire Podcast Episode 16 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Welcome to another exciting episode of Analytics on Fire! This week&rsquo;s topic comes from one of our customers, <a href="http://www.kimberly-clark.com/">Kimberly-Clark</a>. Lestor Meadows, Senior Manager of Global BI Delivery for Kimberly-Clark&rsquo;s Enterprise Data Management and Analytics team, discusses how he took his highly successful Awareness and Adoption program from being a regional to a global phenomenon within the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/bi-awareness-and-adoption-tactics-work-lestor-meadows-kimberly-clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/bi-awareness-and-adoption-tactics-work-lestor-meadows-kimberly-clark#comments SQL Server Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:00:00 +0000 33791 at http://sqlmag.com What’s New in SQL Server 2016 Integration Services http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/what-s-new-sql-server-2016-integration-services <div class="node-body article-body">With all of the other new features in SQL Server 2016, it’s easy to overlook the enhancements that Microsoft has made to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). First introduced with SQL Server 2005, SSIS replaced the earlier Data Transformation Services (DTS) and is SQL Server’s primary Extraction Transfer Load (ETL) tool.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/what-s-new-sql-server-2016-integration-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/what-s-new-sql-server-2016-integration-services#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 ETL HPE Microsoft SQL Server sql server 2016 SQL Server Integration Services SSIS Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:15:00 +0000 33771 at http://sqlmag.com Using Index Operational Stats to Drill Into High Latch and Lock Waits http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/using-index-operational-stats-drill-high-latch-and-lock-waits <div class="field-deck"> Part Two of a series on dm_db_index_operational_stats </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If analysis of your SQL Server's wait stats shows high levels of latch or lock waits how do you know which indexes are to blame so you can zero-in on troubleshooting and tuning? </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/using-index-operational-stats-drill-high-latch-and-lock-waits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/using-index-operational-stats-drill-high-latch-and-lock-waits#comments SQL Server database performance tuning dm_db_index_operational_stats latch Lock PAGEIOLATCH PAGELATCH Waits Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:01:00 +0000 33761 at http://sqlmag.com DATA TALES #10: It’s a Matter of Existence http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-10-it-s-matter-existence <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I regularly see code that calculates a count of a set of rows then makes a decision that&rsquo;s based on the count, but only on whether or not the count is zero. Consider this (slightly contrived) example based on AdventureWorks:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sqlmag.com/files/uploads/2016/05/Screenshot%202016-08-24%2012.17.29.png" style="width: 365px; height: 257px;" /></p> <p>Note the query plan that&rsquo;s returned for the SELECT:</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-10-it-s-matter-existence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-10-it-s-matter-existence#comments SQL Server Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:15:00 +0000 33751 at http://sqlmag.com An Overview of the HPE Superdome X Architecture http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/overview-hpe-superdome-x-architecture <div class="node-body article-body">Designed for maximum enterprise-level performance and availability, the HPE Superdome X uses a unique architecture that enables extreme scalability, core system reliability and workload partitioning. All of this makes it an excellent platform for virtualization and mission-critical database implementations.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/overview-hpe-superdome-x-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/overview-hpe-superdome-x-architecture#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 database implementations HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft virtualization Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:18:00 +0000 33741 at http://sqlmag.com Master Your Transformation to the Digital Economy! http://sqlmag.com/resources/master-your-transformation-digital-economy <div class="field-deck"> Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel unlock the power of information. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1pm ET / 10am PT</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/master-your-transformation-digital-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HPE/Microsoft/Intel Resources Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:39:00 +0000 33881 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Management Studio August 2016 Release http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-august-2016-release <div class="node-body article-body">The newest release of SQL Server 2016 Management Studio has been released. You may want to skip this release however.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-august-2016-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-august-2016-release#comments SQL Server 2016 16.3 Mangement Studio sql server 2016 SSMS Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:08:00 +0000 33701 at http://sqlmag.com W.B. Mason Solves Its Scalability ‘Problems’ with the HPE Superdome X http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/wb-mason-solves-its-scalability-problems-hpe-superdome-x <div class="node-body article-body">In the good-problem-to-have category, W.B Mason was experiencing 10% to 12% growth each year, and its existing blade infrastructure was struggling to keep up. The company was purchasing new servers nearly every year, and each new server required a labor-intensive migration process. Even with these on-going upgrades, W.B. Mason’s servers were consistently running at a 95% CPU utilization rate. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/wb-mason-solves-its-scalability-problems-hpe-superdome-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/wb-mason-solves-its-scalability-problems-hpe-superdome-x#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Dynamics AX HPE Superdome X SQL Server Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:08:00 +0000 33691 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Select: Top Ten Great (and Free) SQL Server eBooks http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-top-ten-great-and-free-sql-server-ebooks <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these great (and totally free) SQL Server eBooks</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-top-ten-great-and-free-sql-server-ebooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-top-ten-great-and-free-sql-server-ebooks#comments SQL Server eBook free Tue, 16 Aug 2016 02:50:00 +0000 33671 at http://sqlmag.com Scalable No-Guesswork Deployments with the HPE Superdome X and SQL Server 2016 Reference Architecture http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/scalable-no-guesswork-deployments-hpe-superdome-x-and-sql-server-201 <div class="node-body article-body">There are several ways you can go about adding new servers into your organization’s IT infrastructure. You can do the research yourself and attempt to put together your own custom configurations, or you can use a reference architecture. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/scalable-no-guesswork-deployments-hpe-superdome-x-and-sql-server-201" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/scalable-no-guesswork-deployments-hpe-superdome-x-and-sql-server-201#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft Reference Architecture SQL Server sql server 2016 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 33661 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016’s JSON Integration http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-s-json-integration <div class="node-body article-body">While the big theme for the release of SQL Server 2016 is embracing the cloud and cloud services, one of the most easily overlooked new features in SQL Server 2016 is its integrated support for JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-s-json-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-s-json-integration#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 SQL Server 2016 cloud cloud services json SQL Server XML Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:47:00 +0000 33641 at http://sqlmag.com New Features in SQL Server 2016 http://sqlmag.com/resources/new-features-sql-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Read this guide from Michael Otey and learn more about these new features of SQL Server 2016</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/new-features-sql-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server 2016 Resources Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:15:00 +0000 33631 at http://sqlmag.com