Multimedia Library - Video

Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Using Storage to Increase Database Performance  

Running Time: 60 minutes | In the final session, we'll look at ways that your storage solution can be configured to increase database performance. Some of the things to consider when selecting the correct RAID level to use will be highlighted, along with a review of how to setup the cache in your storage array or DAS. We'll then look at some of the newer technologies like FLASH Cache to improve the caching abilities of the storage arrays. Finally, you'll learn some of the differences between iSCSI and Fibre Channel and how to use tiered storage from both a performance and finance perspective....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Writing Cleaner Code  

Running Time: 88 minutes | This session will examine ways to write better code by using CTEs to simplify queries, implement error handling to deal with problematic data, and show a few tips and tricks for writing code quicker and generating enough test data to properly evaluate your queries....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Power BI for Office 365 Administration  

Running Time: 79 minutes | We'll install and configure Office 365 on the desktop, then setup and configure a new Power BI for Office 365 tenant. This session will also cover the Power BI for Office 365 licensing and site provisioning requirements....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Implementing Large Cubes  

Running Time: 63 minutes | In this session, we teach you how best to manage cube processing when you need to load fresh data....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Data Internals Deep Dive  

Running Time: 64 minutes | During this session, you will learn about byte swapping, bitmaps, and dive a little into decoding Hex and binary – working to give you a full understanding of database internals and how you use them every day....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Advanced Catalog Customization  

Running Time: 63 minutes | A deep dive into SSIS execution in the SSIS Catalog commensurate with a deeper look at the SSIS Catalog reporting solution built into SQL Server management Studio. Included is a discussion about security, roles, and the implications of both to the enterprise data integration life cycle....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Exploring the SSIS Catalog  

Running Time: 62 minutes | In this session, we will walk through the SSIS catalog: its moving parts, the deployment story, and day-to-day management. We will examine how packages are stored in the catalog, how package configurations have changed (for the better!), and what takes place during a package execution. Much of this presentation will be demo-based, so you'll get to see all of these moving parts in action....More
Jul 23, 2014
IdeaXchange

Session 1: Building from a Solid Foundation  

Running Time: 67 minutes | Without a solid foundation, it can be difficult or even impossible to scale a poorly-designed database to meet future demands. We'll cover some of the core fundamentals of the SQL Server instance and database that you need to be aware of to give the best chance of scalability and maintainability over time....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Intermediate Queries  

Running Time: 62 minutes | We'll examine a few intermediate techniques for efficient queries. We start with tally tables and calendar tables, showing practical uses of each. We will then look at pivoting data to display row data as column data and vice versa....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Data Integration  

Running Time: 80 minutes | Power BI for Office 365 can tap into both cloud and on premise data sources. We'll walk through the setup and configuration of the Data Management Gateway (used for on premise connectivity), review the role of the data steward, and discuss future integration capabilities....More

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May 18, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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