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Dusan Petkovic is professor of database systems at the Polytechnic in Rosenheim, Germany. He is the author of several books about database systems, including SQL Server 2005: A Beginner’s Guide (Osborne McGraw-Hill). Through a special arrangement with Osborne/McGraw-Hill, we invite you to preview a chapter from Dusan's new book on SQL Server Security Email address: petkovic@fh-rosenheim.de

Articles
Open Windows of Opportunity
Aggregate and rank window functions benefit BI projects.
Taming the Skew 1
SQL Server's query optimizer effectively executes queries that access skewed data, but you can help improve the response time of such queries. Here's how.
Indexing for Sort Performance
Defining the right indexes on sort columns can yield dramatic performance results for queries that need ordered data.
Which is Faster: Index Access or Table Scan? 1
It can be difficult to determine whether a table scan or an index will provide better query performance. The answer depends in part, on the percentage of rows returned, but another important factor is whether you use a clustered or nonclustered index.
New Features for Query Processing
The query processor is one of the most important database system components that influence the management of large databases. SQL Server 7.0's focus is on new techniques for maximizing your query performance.

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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