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
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
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Creating Synchronous, Asynchronous and Read-Only Replicas  

Running Time: 56 minutes | In this session, you'll see how you can create AlwaysOn Availability Groups that contain both synchronous and asynchronous replicas. You'll also see how you can offload reporting and backups to read-only replicas....More

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Mar 17, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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