SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Creating Forward-Looking KPIs http://sqlmag.com/analysis/creating-forward-looking-kpis <div class="node-body article-body"><h1>Creating a Forward-Looking KPI</h1> <p>Much of our organizational reporting today looks only at the past. It show us what happened in the past month, most recently completed quarter, or year-to-date. This information has value, but in many cases it would have more value if it would help us look to the future. Often, when decision makers look at past information, they use it to estimate a likely future state.</p> <p>For example, a CFO looking at the following chart and assume that $2.676M represents &frac34; of his total fiscal year sales:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analysis/creating-forward-looking-kpis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analysis/creating-forward-looking-kpis#comments Analysis Business Intelligence KPI SQL Server Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:59:00 +0000 25181 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Management Studio Now Has Its Own Upgrade Path http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-now-has-its-own-upgrade-path <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few months ago I wrote a plea to Microsoft to start the process of modernizing SQL Server Management Studio. As the main application/management tool for interacting with Microsoft&#39;s flagship database platform it has lagged behind all other advancement with the product.&nbsp; Since 2005 when released as the evoloution of SQL Server Enterprise Manager it&#39;s only (apparently) been upgraded in order to provide base functionality added as features the SQL Server through (now) five releases: SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and now 2016.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-now-has-its-own-upgrade-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-management-studio-now-has-its-own-upgrade-path#comments SQL Server 2016 sql server 2016 SQL Server Management Studio SSMS updates Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:11:00 +0000 25011 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 Available for Public Download http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-ctp-21-available-public-download <div class="node-body article-body"><p>June 24, 2015 marked a change in how Community Technology Previews (aka CTPs) are released for Microsoft SQL Server 2016.&nbsp; In his <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2015/05/27/sql-server-2016-first-public-preview-now-available.aspx?WT.mc_id=Blog_SQL_Announce_DI">May 27th blog post</a>, CVP of SQL Server Development, T.K.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-ctp-21-available-public-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-ctp-21-available-public-download#comments SQL Server 2016 CTP2.1 sql server 2016 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:27:00 +0000 25001 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: Restore Missing SQL Server Performance Counters http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-restore-missing-sql-server-performance-counters <div class="field-deck"> See how to restore missing SQL Server performance counters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how to restore missing SQL Server performance counters</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-restore-missing-sql-server-performance-counters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-restore-missing-sql-server-performance-counters#comments SQL Server perfmon performance counters Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:50:00 +0000 24991 at http://sqlmag.com First Look at System-Versioned Temporal Tables-Part 1: Creating Tables and Modifying Data http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-1-creating-tables-and-modifying-data <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2016 introduces support for system-versioned temporal tables based on the ISO/ANSI SQL:2011 standard. A table without system versioning enabled holds only the current, most recent, state of its rows. You cannot query past, deleted or pre-updated states of rows. For the purpose of our discussion, I’m ignoring row-versioning capabilities related to concurrency control, like the multi-versioning concurrency control (MVCC) support of the In Memory OLTP engine, and the row versioning support of the snapshot and read committed snapshot isolation levels for disk-based tables.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-1-creating-tables-and-modifying-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/first-look-system-versioned-temporal-tables-part-1-creating-tables-and-modifying-data#comments SQL Server SQL Server 2016. temporal tables system-versioned temporal tables Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:05:00 +0000 24941 at http://sqlmag.com Quiz: New Features in SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/quiz-new-features-sql-server-2014 <div class="node-body page-body">Read our article on SQL Server 2014, take our quiz, and receive 20% off a SQL Server Pro Online Training Class!</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/quiz-new-features-sql-server-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:50:34 +0000 24811 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014: The Resource Governor http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-resource-governor <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the new capabilties of SQL Server 2014's Resource Governor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the new IO limiting capabilities of SQL Server 2014's Resource Governor</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-resource-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-resource-governor#comments SQL Server 2014 Classifier Resource Governor Resource Pool Workload Group Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:19:00 +0000 24801 at http://sqlmag.com Which database types do you currently administer in your organization? http://sqlmag.com/poll/06102015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>These days database administrators are tasked with working with a multitude of data types. And, as the Cloud has become more prevalent, the different types of database experience required continues to expand. Let us know the database services you are currently tasked with managing.</p> </div><form action="/poll/06102015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-checkboxes"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1881-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1881"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1881]" id="edit-choice-1881" value="1881" class="form-checkbox" /> Oracle</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1891-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1891"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1891]" id="edit-choice-1891" value="1891" class="form-checkbox" /> SQL Server</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1901-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1901"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1901]" id="edit-choice-1901" value="1901" class="form-checkbox" /> mySQL</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1911-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1911"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1911]" id="edit-choice-1911" value="1911" class="form-checkbox" /> IBM DB2</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1921-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1921"><input type="checkbox" name="choice[1921]" id="edit-choice-1921" value="1921" class="form-checkbox" /> Other</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="24791" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-NtieoIPXTvXPCPqt4kW2_zmbbMLOewzm1GfCNNBOs2A" value="form-NtieoIPXTvXPCPqt4kW2_zmbbMLOewzm1GfCNNBOs2A" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://sqlmag.com/poll/06102015#comments Database Administration Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:48:16 +0000 24791 at http://sqlmag.com How to Dramatically Decrease Data Warehouse Load Times with Memory-Optimized Tables http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/how-dramatically-decrease-data-warehouse-load-times-memory-optimized <div class="field-byline"> Tyler C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Recently, I needed to optimize a nightly batch process for a SQL Server data warehouse that involved loading over 250,000 flat files. &nbsp;With a bit of experimentation and research, I was able to decrease the overall load time from 14 hours to under 15 minutes.&nbsp; To do so, I used:</p> <ul> <li> <p>something <em>old</em> - the T-SQL BULK INSERT command,</p> </li> <li> <p>something <em>new</em> - Memory-Optimized tables in SQL Server 2014, and</p></li></ul></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/how-dramatically-decrease-data-warehouse-load-times-memory-optimized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/how-dramatically-decrease-data-warehouse-load-times-memory-optimized#comments SQL Server Integration Services Memory Optimized Tables Performance SSIS warehouse Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:03:00 +0000 24681 at http://sqlmag.com Gathering Data About Your v12 Azure SQL Database http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the beautiful things about SQL Server has been the ability to more or less install it and let it run. Well, it&rsquo;s a beauty until it becomes abject horror. Azure SQL Database takes the beautiful aspects of this and expands on them some since you no longer have to worry so much about the server you&rsquo;re running on. You do still need to worry about what you&rsquo;re doing to your database and how it&rsquo;s interacting with the system. The good news, most of the tools you&rsquo;re used to working with are available within Azure SQL Database, with a few exceptions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database#comments Azure SQL Server Azure DBCC dynamic management views Performance V12 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:31:00 +0000 24611 at http://sqlmag.com Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-preview-gaining-market-momentum <div class="node-body blog-body">As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-preview-gaining-market-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-preview-gaining-market-momentum#comments Power BI Business Intelligence Professional Cloud BI Cloud BI Mobile BI Mobile BI Power BI Power BI self-service BI self-service BI SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:50:00 +0000 24671 at http://sqlmag.com <p><span>New&nbsp;Power BI Designer,&nbsp;a free desktop data discovery tool that unifies the &ldquo;power&rdquo; tools: Power Query for self-service ETL and data prep, Power Pivot for sophisticated data modeling and Power View for drag-and-drop visualization into one streamlined user experience.</span></p> What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-coming-sql-server-2016-business-intelligence <div class="node-body blog-body">Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-coming-sql-server-2016-business-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-coming-sql-server-2016-business-intelligence#comments Business Intelligence Analysis Services Analysis Services Business Intelligence Professional Master Data Services Master Data Services predictive analytics predictive analytics Reporting Services Reporting Services SQL Server 2016 SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 03 Jun 2015 06:24:00 +0000 24661 at http://sqlmag.com <p>Evolution of SQL Server continues</p> Q & A: How can I recover my sa Password? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-recover-my-sa-password <div class="field-deck"> See how you can reset a lost sa password </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how you can reset a lost sa password</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-recover-my-sa-password" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-recover-my-sa-password#comments SQL Server login password sa sp_addsrvrolemember Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:41:00 +0000 24651 at http://sqlmag.com BetOnSoft Beats the House with Fusion ioMemory ioDrive cards http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/betonsoft-beats-house <div class="node-body article-body">After website traffic more than doubled over a 12-month period and the development team was faced with significant challenges to create performance headroom. See why Fusion ioMemory with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 was the right solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/betonsoft-beats-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24931 at http://sqlmag.com Lightning Fast SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Database http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/memory-oltp-database <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP database serves business user requests lightning fast. This technical brief explains how you can serve customers up to 73% faster and increase business productivity more than 4x.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/memory-oltp-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24921 at http://sqlmag.com Callcredit Doubles Application Speeds with Fusion ioMemory http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/doubles-application-speeds <div class="node-body article-body">Callcredit doubles application speeds and adds five years of growth headroom for half the cost of a SAN upgrade. Hear about the extensive performance and business benefits from Adam Buckley, Callcredit System Architect. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/doubles-application-speeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24911 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Database with Fusion ioMemory http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/sql-server-2014-memory-oltp <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server In-Memory OLTP shows dramatic performance increases in systems and allows business users to choose which business objects should be placed in memory, based on critical need. This paper shows in detail how combining Fusion ioMemory improves the customer experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/sql-server-2014-memory-oltp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24901 at http://sqlmag.com HP Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/fast-track-reference-architecture <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Three solutions designed to meet and exceed performance and storage needs. HP and SanDisk collaborated to certify the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 and HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 with HP PCIe LE Workload Accelerators on the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Data Warehouse Fast Track Reference Architecture.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/fast-track-reference-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24891 at http://sqlmag.com Supercharge Your Virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/supercharge-microsoft-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Maintain high throughput in VMware environments- increase infrastructure versatility & reliability using Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and HP Light Endurance PCIe Workload Accelerators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/supercharge-microsoft-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24881 at http://sqlmag.com Optimize Microsoft SQL Server with Fusion ioMemory http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/optimize-microsoft-sql <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Quadruple the number of transactions on SQL Server while reducing latency, data transfer times between storage and server processors by 11x with Fusion ioMemory solutions. See the positive impact that this has on business productivity &amp; IT departments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/optimize-microsoft-sql" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 24871 at http://sqlmag.com Session 3: DAX Expressions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-3-dax-expressions <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 63 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover the creation of advanced measures and analytics within the model using DAX expressions. We will use the CALCULATE() function along with various filtering, date, and table functions to create time analytics, percent of total, and other common functionality. We will also look at KPIs and working with hierarchies.</p> <p>During this session, we will discuss how filtering works within a Tabular model to create an in-depth understanding of basic DAX functionality and provide a firm foundation for developing complex measures using DAX expressions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-3-dax-expressions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-3-dax-expressions#comments SQL Server Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:12:00 +0000 24841 at http://sqlmag.com Session 2: Refining the Model http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-2-refining-model <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 59 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover the process of refining the data in the model. This will include setting various attributes of the tables and the columns to improve functionality. We will also create relationships and hierarchies within the model. In addition, this session will cover the creation of calculated columns and basic measures within the model.</p> <p>During this session, we will discuss ways to get the most out of your model by completely defining the structure and content of the model.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-2-refining-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-2-refining-model#comments SQL Server Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:12:00 +0000 24831 at http://sqlmag.com Session 1: Loading Data into the Model http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-1-loading-data-model <div class="node-body video-body"><p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 68 minutes | </p> <p>This session will cover the process of loading data into the model. We will look at working with various types of data sources. We will pull whole tables, as well as use queries to pre-aggregate data as part of the load process. Once the data is in the model, we will begin to clean the model to make it as user friendly as possible.</p> <p>During this session, we will discuss best practices for creating a model that is easy-to-use and that loads and delivers data efficiently.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-1-loading-data-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/session-1-loading-data-model#comments SQL Server Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:12:00 +0000 24821 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-25-final-remarks-backups <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In the last few posts (posts 19 &ndash; 24) I&rsquo;ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I&rsquo;ve provided was pretty basic or elementary &ndash; along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they&rsquo;re never something you just take lightly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-25-final-remarks-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-25-final-remarks-backups#comments SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups best practices best practices SQL Server Backups SQL Server Backups Practical SQL Server Thu, 28 May 2015 19:47:00 +0000 24641 at http://sqlmag.com CTP 2 of SQL Server 2016 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/ctp-2-sql-server-2016-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released the second CTP of SQL Server 2016 to the public a week earlier than planned. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/ctp-2-sql-server-2016-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/ctp-2-sql-server-2016-now-available#comments SQL Server 2016 available CTP2 sql server 2016 Wed, 27 May 2015 12:07:00 +0000 24621 at http://sqlmag.com Setting Up a Datazen Server http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/setting-datazen-server <div class="field-deck"> Datazen Mobile dashboards - Part 2 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this article, second in the series, we setup the Datazen server in preparation for designing basic dashboards in Part 3. Later on, we’ll explore advanced designs and dashboard interactions using parameters and drill-through navigation. If you haven’t already, read the first article to understand the server components and tools you’ll need to get started.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/setting-datazen-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/setting-datazen-server#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional DataZen Developer Mobile BI Mobile dashboard Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 24601 at http://sqlmag.com Getting Started with Datazen, Microsoft’s New Mobile Dashboard Platform http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/getting-started-datazen-microsoft-s-new-mobile-dashboard-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Datazen is a robust, enterprise-scale server-hosted mobile dashboard platform that works on every mobile platform – the iPad and iPhone, Windows desktop, tablet and phone, Android devices and HTML5 with full fidelity. To use Datazen, you don’t need SharePoint, a cloud subscription, Office or any other software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/getting-started-datazen-microsoft-s-new-mobile-dashboard-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/getting-started-datazen-microsoft-s-new-mobile-dashboard-platform#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Dashboard design DataZen Developer Mobile BI Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 24591 at http://sqlmag.com CLR Assemblies in Azure SQL Database http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/clr-assemblies-azure-sql-database <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I know a lot of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-word="DBAs">DBAs</span>&nbsp;that are adamant about the exclusion of CLR on their databases. There is no subtlety or nuance or discussion with the development team about the possibilities of a given solution actually running better in compiled CLR code. They just trot out the&nbsp;<span data-scayt-word="DBAs">DBA&#39;s</span>&nbsp;favorite word... NO. Prior to v12, that was also Microsoft&#39;s stance on Azure SQL Database. Not now.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/clr-assemblies-azure-sql-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/clr-assemblies-azure-sql-database#comments SQL Server Azure clr V12 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:07:00 +0000 23831 at http://sqlmag.com Improvements in Table Variables and Temporary Tables in SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/improvements-table-variables-and-temporary-tables-sql-server-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SQL Server 2014 introduces a number of gems that can make your solutions faster: support for inline index definitions, memory optimized table types and table valued parameters (TVPs), parallel SELECT INTO, relaxed eager writes and improved cardinality estimates for table variables. The last two improvements were also backported to SQL Server 2012. Some of the new features target specifically temporary objects, whereas others are more general and just happen to effect temporary objects as well.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/improvements-table-variables-and-temporary-tables-sql-server-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/improvements-table-variables-and-temporary-tables-sql-server-2014#comments SQL Server 2014 Microsoft SQL Server 2014 table variables temporary tables Tue, 19 May 2015 02:20:00 +0000 24431 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2014 Service (Revised) Pack 1 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-2014-service-revised-pack-1-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">The first service pack for SQL Server 2014 is available and incremented so you can differentiate between the initial (flawed) release and the correct version you should be evaluating for deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-2014-service-revised-pack-1-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-server-2014-service-revised-pack-1-now-available#comments SQL Server 2014 12.0.4050.0 12.0.4100.1 2014 SP1 SQL Server Service Pack Mon, 18 May 2015 17:52:00 +0000 24421 at http://sqlmag.com