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Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: How to Decide if your Database is a Good Candidate for Virtualization  

Running Time: 56 minutes | You'll learn about the pros and cons of moving SQL Servers into a virtual server environment. Like all problems in the database world, there are no hard set answers on whether virtualization is a good idea, but there are some times when virtualizing a SQL Server is the best option and can save money. And then there are times when you'll be shooting yourself in the foot and shouldn't virtualize. By the end of this session, you'll know how to make this decision and how to gather the metrics you need to move forward with virtualization....More
Jul 23, 2014
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Session 2: Understanding Query Plan Reuse  

Running Time: 63 minutes | Reusing a previously compiled query plan is one of the keys to achieving peak performance with a busy SQL Server instance. As such, understanding the fundamentals of how SQL Server stores and re-uses query plans is essential to scalability and performance. See what affects plan reuse and learn the proper way to submit calls to SQL Server in order to maximize the benefits associated with plan reuse....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Windowing Functions in SQL Server  

Running Time: 66 minutes | In this session, we'll examine the windowing functions in SQL Server that allow you to efficiently query data in groups, or partitions, and answer complex questions such as running totals and ranking results into percentiles....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Why is SSAS Multidimensional Still Important?  

Running Time: 58 minutes | In this session, you learn why SSAS Multidimensional is not ready for retirement....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 3: Creating AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Azure  

Running Time: 50 minutes | In the final session, you'll see how you can create SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability group replicas in Azure and use them for cloud-based disaster recovery....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 1: Introduction to the SSIS Catalog  

Running Time: 70 minutes | An introduction to SSIS Catalog installation, features, and operation that provides a solid foundation for data integration developers new to the SSIS Catalog and developers transitioning from SSIS 2005, 2008, or 2008 R2 to 2012 or 2014....More
Jul 23, 2014
Education

Session 2: Insuring Successful Business Data Delivery with Service Broker  

Running Time: 65 minutes | How your business applications interact with the corporate database directly can have a dramatic impact on how successful you are, and one of the biggest issues is performance with large databases. By designing the application to use asynchronous messaging for non-critical updates you can focus performance concerns to where the timeliness is critical. SQL Server Service Broker handles the asynchronous requests quickly and efficiently, and minimizes the conflicts with your critical updates. This session will walk you through the steps to get Service Broker up and running and provide a consistent delivery of your business data....More

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Apr 21, 2016
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Turning Global Addresses into your Biggest Asset

Sponsored Blog Are you dealing with national and international records? The more expansive your records are in territory, the more problems you will face when it comes to verifying addresses. Not only are you dealing with language differences, but you are also dealing with different address formatting for different countries....More
Mar 14, 2016
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Building Your Business with Quality Data

Your contact data is valuable, but is it up to its full potential? Without the proper maintenance, the quality of your data quickly decreases--so quickly that 50% of databases deteriorate after only two years. It is an absolute necessity to maintain your data in order to decrease costs and increase profits....More
Feb 12, 2016
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Your Data’s Rate of Decay

Did you know that data has a half-life? That is the amount of time it takes for the information in your database to go bad. How? Because contact data is always changing....More
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