Tomaz Kastrun is a BI developer at Studio Moderna in Slovenia. He focuses on data mining and programming in SQL and .NET. He's an active member of several SQL forums, and he blogs about query optimization.
Using the import/export and data transfer methods provided in SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) can take a lot of time, so they're not very efficient when you have to transfer only small amounts of data. Rather than manually creating the needed INSERT INTO statements, here's a stored procedure that can automatically create them for you.
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While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More