SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Database, Database on My Server, Do I Mirror Thee, Sync, or Async?! http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async <div class="node-body article-body">Database mirroring provides high availability and protection for a single user database. Database mirroring provides database availability by mirroring the transaction streams from the principal server to a mirror server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-high-availability/database-database-my-server-do-i-mirror-thee-sync-or-async#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability async Database Mirroring disaster recovery Failover high availability sync Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 20371 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-6-high-level-options-and-rationale-handli#comments Database High Availability Availability Groups Availability Groups jobs jobs SQL Server SQL Server synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 20361 at http://sqlmag.com Espresso Logic Releases Expresso BaaS at IT/Dev Connections http://sqlmag.com/azure/espresso-logic-releases-expresso-baas-itdev-connections <div class="field-deck"> Espresso Logic's reactive program model provides fast application development </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the latest release of Espresso Logic’s Backend-as-Service (BaaS) offering, Espresso. Espresso's reactive program model provides fast backend database application development.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/azure/espresso-logic-releases-expresso-baas-itdev-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/espresso-logic-releases-expresso-baas-itdev-connections#comments Azure SQL Server Azure Azure SQL Database big data development Espresso Logic mongodb Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:23:00 +0000 20351 at http://sqlmag.com Quick T-SQL Tip: Parsing Drive and File Information in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Parsing full physical file names for information is one of those tasks a database administrator (DBA) finds they do on a semi-frequent basis; from looking up SQL Agent Job output paths or reviewing database file metadata. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/quick-t-sql-tip-parsing-drive-and-file-information-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration file parse path String Transact SQL Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:00 +0000 20341 at http://sqlmag.com Tempdb: Checksum or Torn Page Detection (or None)? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I read a posting about the Page Verify option of database properties, and tempdb not allowing any option other than CHECKSUM, which is not true for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012. Why would you want to use an option other than CHECKSUM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/tempdb-checksum-or-torn-page-detection-or-none#comments Database Performance Tuning Checksum Page Verify tempdb torn page detection Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 20321 at http://sqlmag.com Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook http://sqlmag.com/blog/managing-healthy-sql-server-database-three-principles-we-overlook <div class="node-body blog-body">In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-pro-guest-blogs">SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/managing-healthy-sql-server-database-three-principles-we-overlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/managing-healthy-sql-server-database-three-principles-we-overlook#comments Community Sponsor DBAs SQL Extended Events SQL Profiler SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:03:00 +0000 20311 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Enterprise or Standard? A Hands-On Planning Tool to Get it Just Right http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about a planning tool that some people have found quite effective for analyzing the financial trade-offs of changing their use of SQL Server Enterprise and Software Assurance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-enterprise-or-standard-hands-planning-tool#comments Database Administration core licenses Enterprise edition planning tool sa Software Assurance SQL Server instances Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:49:00 +0000 20301 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Layer: The SQL-NoSQL Love Child http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FoundationDB announced today the release of SQL Layer, calling it the love child of SQL and NoSQL. SQL Layer combines scalability and consistency with high performance and fault tolerance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/sql-layer-sql-nosql-love-child#comments Database Development Database Performance Tuning database development fault tolerant FoundationDB hosting NoSQL open source SQL Server website support Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 20291 at http://sqlmag.com T-SQL Challenges: Replenishing and Depleting Quantities http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-challenges-replenishing-and-depleting-quantities <div class="field-deck"> Discover an efficient solution for replenishing quantities, and find an efficient solution for depleting quantities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Itzik discusses two T-SQL challenges: replenishing quantities and depleting quantities. He presents an efficient solution for replenishing quantities and challenges you to find an efficient solution for depleting quantities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-challenges-replenishing-and-depleting-quantities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-challenges-replenishing-and-depleting-quantities#comments T-SQL SQL Server Challenge deplete quantity Performance replenish quantity SQL Server T-SQL Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:00:00 +0000 20281 at http://sqlmag.com Job Security: Strive for Being Good at What You Do http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/job-security-strive-being-good-what-you-do <div class="node-body article-body">What does job security mean to you in today's workplace? Kirsten thinks you should strive for the security that comes from being good at what you do and being on a good team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/job-security-strive-being-good-what-you-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/job-security-strive-being-good-what-you-do#comments SQL Server job security Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:53:00 +0000 20261 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts <div class="node-body blog-body">Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-ags-and-sql-server-jobs-setting-failover-alerts#comments Database High Availability Alerts Alerts AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups deadlocks deadlocks disk space disk space SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20271 at http://sqlmag.com Clustered Indexes Based Upon GUIDs http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids <div class="node-body article-body">A look at GUIDs and Clustered Indexes and why this combination is bad and what can be done to make it better (to some extent).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/clustered-indexes-based-upon-guids#comments Database Performance Tuning GUID Index SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20231 at http://sqlmag.com http://thesqlagentman.com/go/guids_r_bad/ Big Data: Model or Not Model? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model <div class="node-body article-body">Are you faced with issues of how to wrangle database design and data modeling in the big data world?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/big-data-model-or-not-model#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence big data data modeling database design Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:21:00 +0000 20251 at http://sqlmag.com What data access framework are you using to build your SQL Server applications? http://sqlmag.com/poll/database-access-framework-09082014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/database-access-framework-09082014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1391-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1391"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1391" name="choice" value="1391" class="form-radio" /> ADO.NET</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1401-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1401"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1401" name="choice" value="1401" class="form-radio" /> Entity Framework</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1411-wrapper"> <label class="option" 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href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/new-version-dbforge-fusion-visual-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/new-version-dbforge-fusion-visual-studio#comments SQL Server 2014 Visual Studio Apps coding Databases dbForge Devart development Fusion plugin Visual Studio Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20221 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details <div class="node-body blog-body">When setting up HA or HA+DR solutions with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it's critical to remember that the basic unit of failover in these scenarios is the availability group (or the group of user-defined databases). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-4-synchronizing-server-level-details#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning Availability Groups Availability Groups Servers servers SQL Server AlwaysOn SQL Server AlwaysOn synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 20211 at http://sqlmag.com SqlSmash: Write and Understand Maintainable Code Faster http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sqlsmash-write-and-understand-maintainable-code-faster <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="field-deck"> New from Smashing Jedis LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SqlSmash, a new release from Smashing Jedis LLC, is a productivity plugin for SSMS that will help you get the job done faster and more efficiently. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sqlsmash-write-and-understand-maintainable-code-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-development/sqlsmash-write-and-understand-maintainable-code-faster#comments Database Development coding maintainable code SQL code SQL Server SSMS Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20151 at http://sqlmag.com Poor-Man's Disaster Recovery: Use Log Shipping for SQL Server (at Your Own Risk) http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Let's take a closer look at log shipping for SQL Server implementations in this series of articles on application high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) for SQL Server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/poor-mans-disaster-recovery-use-log-shipping-sql-server-your-own-risk#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability data loss disaster recovery Failover high availability Log shipping Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 20141 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 3: Defining Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-3-defining-batch-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body">I commonly find that many organizations will set up regular tasks to go out and delete abandoned carts—or shopping carts that haven’t been touched in the last N hours. Situations like this can be pretty easily tackled by SQL Server Agent Jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-3-defining-batch-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-3-defining-batch-jobs#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups jobs jobs Maintenance Maintenance sql server agent sql server agent Practical SQL Server Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:01:00 +0000 20131 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server IdeaXchange http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-ideaxchange-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">IdeaXchange is timely, provocative, tech-savvy content for SQL Server Pro readers. Check out our experts and what they have to say!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-ideaxchange-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000 20121 at http://sqlmag.com Beware of Implicit Conversions http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/beware-implicit-conversions <div class="node-body article-body">Even good code can be impacted negatively by a bad SQL Server database schema. Tim shows us why you should ensure your column data types are appropriate and consistent, and how a simple query can be impacted when that's not the case.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/beware-implicit-conversions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/beware-implicit-conversions#comments Database Performance Tuning code implicit conversions Performance Query SQL Server Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20051 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high availability and disaster recovery are quite different.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sqlserver-alwayson-availability-groups-putting-alwayson-into-context#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Clustering Clustering SQL Server SQL Server Practical SQL Server Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:00 +0000 20001 at http://sqlmag.com Fixing Outdated Page Verify Settings in SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/fixing-outdated-page-verify-settings-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a very simple script to fix out-dated or incorrectly-set page verify values in your SQL Server 2005 and later databases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/fixing-outdated-page-verify-settings-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/fixing-outdated-page-verify-settings-sql-server#comments Database Performance Tuning Checksum database configuration page verfy settings script TORN_PAGE_DETECTION Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19931 at http://sqlmag.com Why Aren't We All Great SQL Server DBAs? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/why-arent-we-all-great-sql-server-dbas <div class="node-body article-body">What's holding us back from becoming great SQL Server database administrators (DBAs)? We know we're good, but we also know we can be better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/why-arent-we-all-great-sql-server-dbas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/why-arent-we-all-great-sql-server-dbas#comments Database Administration database administrators DBAs Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:15:00 +0000 19991 at http://sqlmag.com Dead Birds in the Storm of a SQL Server Audit: 3 Tips to Keep from Getting Killed on Licensing Costs http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dead-birds-storm-sql-server-audit-3-tips-keep-getting-killed-licensing-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's licensing rules are very complex. But here are three tips that will get you moving to the median of the Microsoft licensing bimodal distribution curve for SQL Server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dead-birds-storm-sql-server-audit-3-tips-keep-getting-killed-licensing-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dead-birds-storm-sql-server-audit-3-tips-keep-getting-killed-licensing-costs#comments SQL Server licensing MAP Microsoft Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit sa Software Assurance Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:00 +0000 19981 at http://sqlmag.com Are you currently using Power BI? http://sqlmag.com/poll/powerbi-use-08262014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Power BI is a cloud-based service that works with Excel to provide a self-service business intelligence (BI) solution. With both Excel and Power BI for Office 365, everyone can have a powerful way to work with data.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/powerbi-use-08262014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1331-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1331"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1331" name="choice" value="1331" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I'm a Power BI for Office 365 subscriber</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1341-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1341"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1341" name="choice" value="1341" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I’m currently using a Power BI for Office 365 free trial</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1351-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1351"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1351" name="choice" value="1351" class="form-radio" /> Yes, I’m using Power BI desktop available with Excel Power Pivot</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1361-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1361"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1361" name="choice" value="1361" class="form-radio" /> No, I haven’t tried, but plan to</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1371-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1371"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1371" name="choice" value="1371" class="form-radio" /> No, I have no interest</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1381-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1381"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1381" name="choice" value="1381" class="form-radio" /> What’s Power BI?</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax-1" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid-1" value="19971" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-1" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-TJyxxF-3FN3AoGz83VOJ2Y9s9rltie2w34_wE9iksZs" value="form-TJyxxF-3FN3AoGz83VOJ2Y9s9rltie2w34_wE9iksZs" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://sqlmag.com/poll/powerbi-use-08262014#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:48 +0000 19971 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction <div class="node-body blog-body">While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from within a single, unified, set of technologies and tooling, AlwaysOn Availability Groups also come with a number of challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-1-introduction#comments SQL Server Database Administration AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups backups backups jobs jobs sql server agent sql server agent Practical SQL Server Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 19951 at http://sqlmag.com Espresso Logic: Bridge Big Data with SQL Data http://sqlmag.com/database-development/espresso-logic-bridge-big-data-sql-data <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Common REST API for developing the backend for mobile and web apps </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Espresso Logic recently announced a new functionality that will help developers quickly combine different data types into one common REST API. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-development/espresso-logic-bridge-big-data-sql-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-development/espresso-logic-bridge-big-data-sql-data#comments Web Development Mobile Development Database Development APIs big data combining data Data-Driven apps developers Espresso Espresso Logic mongodb REST API SQL Data SQL Server Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 19961 at http://sqlmag.com Not All SQL Server Page Splits are Bad http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/not-all-sql-server-page-splits-are-bad <div class="node-body article-body">Page splits! They're bad and cause massive amounts of performance issues, or do they? Let's look at diagnosing where page splits are high and when this is NOT a problem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/not-all-sql-server-page-splits-are-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/not-all-sql-server-page-splits-are-bad#comments Database Performance Tuning Index page splits SQL Server tuning Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 19761 at http://sqlmag.com T-SQL Unscrambler Automatically Documents Legacy Code for SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-unscrambler-automatically-documents-legacy-code-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> GenesisOne's T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler Version 2 is now available </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GenesisOne has released version 2 of its T-SQL Source Source Code Unscrambler—the industry's first tool to read SQL code and automatically create professional, data-flow documentation without altering the code in any way.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-unscrambler-automatically-documents-legacy-code-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/t-sql-unscrambler-automatically-documents-legacy-code-sql-server#comments T-SQL Database Administration GenesisOne Red Gate Software SQL Server Management Studio SQL tool SSMS T-SQL code Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:09:00 +0000 19891 at http://sqlmag.com