SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Mag Instrument Upgrades Its ERP System with the HPE Superdome X and Microsoft SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/mag-instrument-upgrades-its-erp-system-hpe-superdome-x-and-microsoft <div class="node-body article-body">There’s nothing like real-world examples to illustrate a platform’s true capability to support enterprise-level production workloads. Flashlight maker Mag Instrument, for example, used HPE’s Superdome X and Microsoft SQL Server to modernize its aging infrastructure, demonstrating the scalability and availability that the combo can provide.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/mag-instrument-upgrades-its-erp-system-hpe-superdome-x-and-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/mag-instrument-upgrades-its-erp-system-hpe-superdome-x-and-microsoft#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Mag Instrument Microsoft SQL Server Superdome X Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:39:00 +0000 33551 at http://sqlmag.com Leveraging Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016 http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/leveraging-windows-server-2016-sql-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Windows Server 2016 is expected to be officially released at the September Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta with appearance on the price list on October 1st. SQL Server has always had tight integration with Windows Server, and that is definitely the case with Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/leveraging-windows-server-2016-sql-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/leveraging-windows-server-2016-sql-server-2016#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 columnstore index In-Memory OLTP relational database sql server 2016 Windows Server 2016 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:43:00 +0000 33541 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 Cumulative Update #1 Released http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-cumulative-update-1-released <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released the first update for SQL Server 2016 which fixes 192 issues.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-cumulative-update-1-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-cumulative-update-1-released#comments SQL Server 2016 cu1 cumulative update sql server 2016 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:10:00 +0000 33531 at http://sqlmag.com Understanding SQL Server 2016 Backup Options http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/understanding-sql-server-2016-backup-options <div class="node-body article-body">Maximum availability is the goal for almost all enterprise database implementations. To achieve that availability, you need to implement a layered approach to your infrastructure. First, you need to build your infrastructure out on an enterprise-level server platform.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/understanding-sql-server-2016-backup-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/understanding-sql-server-2016-backup-options#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft sql server 2016 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:57:00 +0000 33511 at http://sqlmag.com Leveraging HPE Support Services for Efficient Database Migration http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/leveraging-hpe-support-services-efficient-database-migration <div class="node-body article-body">When you’re getting ready to migrate to a new database platform like SQL Server 2016, you have essentially two different ways to get there: You can perform an in-place upgrade or a side-by-side upgrade. The two upgrade paths have very different characteristics.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/leveraging-hpe-support-services-efficient-database-migration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/leveraging-hpe-support-services-efficient-database-migration#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft side-by-side installation sql server 2016 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:01:00 +0000 33491 at http://sqlmag.com The Art of Datazen http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/art-datazen <div class="field-byline"> Liam Cleary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So last year Microsoft acquired a company called Datazen, which was known for its enterprise solution for mobile reporting. Here's what you need to know about Datazen</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/art-datazen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/art-datazen#comments SQL Server DataZen Mobile SQL Server Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:21:00 +0000 33441 at http://sqlmag.com Hotfix Released for July 2016 SQL Server Management Studio Download http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/hotfix-released-july-2016-sql-server-management-studio-download <div class="node-body article-body">The Microsoft Data Platform MVPs and SQL Server Product Group at Microsoft have worked hard to identify and resolve issues from the July 2016 release of SQL Server Management Studio. The hotfix with these changes has just been released. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/hotfix-released-july-2016-sql-server-management-studio-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/hotfix-released-july-2016-sql-server-management-studio-download#comments SQL Server 2016 hotfix download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) SSMS Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:12:00 +0000 33401 at http://sqlmag.com HPE Superdome X and SQL Server In-Memory OLTP Powers Online Financial Services http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-and-sql-server-memory-oltp-powers-online-financial-s <div class="node-body article-body">It’s one thing to quote performance numbers and availability measures, and quite another to see how these statistics translate into real-world implementations.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-and-sql-server-memory-oltp-powers-online-financial-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/hpe-superdome-x-and-sql-server-memory-oltp-powers-online-financial-s#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft sql server 2016 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:23:00 +0000 33391 at http://sqlmag.com Enterprise Database Monitoring Tools for SQL Server and the HPE Superdome X Platform http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/enterprise-database-monitoring-tools-sql-server-and-hpe-superdome-x- <div class="node-body article-body">Ongoing database monitoring and management is one of the most important jobs that the enterprise database professional has. Ongoing monitoring is essential to keeping your SQL Server system—and the systems working with it--operating efficiently. Regular monitoring can help you to avoid problems and possible downtime.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/enterprise-database-monitoring-tools-sql-server-and-hpe-superdome-x-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/enterprise-database-monitoring-tools-sql-server-and-hpe-superdome-x-#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Microsoft sql server 2016 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:48:00 +0000 33371 at http://sqlmag.com What You Need to Know about the Batch Mode Window Aggregate Operator in SQL Server 2016: Part 2 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-batch-mode-window-aggregate-operator-sql-server-2016-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2016 introduces the batch mode Window Aggregate operator, which dramatically improves the performance of calculating window functions. Besides the general performance advantages of batch mode processing compared to row mode processing, this operator uses a dedicated code path for each window function. Many inefficiencies in the original row mode optimization are removed. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-batch-mode-window-aggregate-operator-sql-server-2016-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-you-need-know-about-batch-mode-window-aggregate-operator-sql-server-2016-part-2#comments SQL Server batch mode window aggregate operator sql server 2016 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:34:00 +0000 33341 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2014 SP2 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">Fast on the heels of the release of SQL Server 2016 comes the latest service pack for SQL Server 2014 packed with over 20 improvements and cummulative hotfixes including SP1 CU7.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available#comments Database Administration Microsoft SQL Server 2014 service pack 2 sp2 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:59:00 +0000 33331 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 R Integration http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-r-integration <div class="node-body article-body">One of the biggest changes in SQL Server 2016 on the analytics front is the inclusion of R into the database engine.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-r-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-r-integration#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Analytics HPE Microsoft R R integration sql server 2016 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:21:00 +0000 33271 at http://sqlmag.com Scaling SQL Server BI and the HPE Superdome X http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/scaling-sql-server-bi-and-hpe-superdome-x <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server was the first enterprise database to include BI capabilities back in the SQL server 7.0 release when OLAP Services and Data Transformation Services were first introduced. Since that time, the BI subsystems in SQL Server have continued to evolve and mature, bringing what was once a niche technology into the mainstream.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/scaling-sql-server-bi-and-hpe-superdome-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/scaling-sql-server-bi-and-hpe-superdome-x#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE Superdome X sql server 2016 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:26:00 +0000 33231 at http://sqlmag.com Top 5 SQL Server Virtualization Mistakes to Avoid http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/top-5-sql-server-virtualization-mistakes-avoid-0 <div class="node-body article-body">It wasn’t all that long ago that SQL Server was considered too resource-intensive to successfully virtualize. A new generation of hardware and scalability advances in the Hyper-V and vSphere platforms has changed all of that. Now, it’s common to virtualize SQL Server instances. However, it easy to make mistakes that can result in poorly performing SQL Server VMs. Here are the top five mistakes to avoid when virtualizing SQL Server.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/top-5-sql-server-virtualization-mistakes-avoid-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/top-5-sql-server-virtualization-mistakes-avoid-0#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 sql server 2016 virtualization Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:09:00 +0000 33221 at http://sqlmag.com Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights <div class="node-body blog-body">It is crucial to move away from data and analytics stored on individual desktop computers. Today’s solutions must promote holistic, collective intelligence. The strong, continued alliance between Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics helps make all this possible.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights#comments Business Intelligence Sponsored Analytics analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics reporting reporting SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:27:00 +0000 33211 at http://sqlmag.com Why It’s Important to Unlock Business Insights Trapped on Individual Desktops http://sqlmag.com/blog/why-it-s-important-unlock-business-insights-trapped-individual-desktops <div class="node-body blog-body">To become a truly data-driven enterprise, many business leaders recognize that they must extend the capabilities of self-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more of their business users. Many BI tools tackle part of this need, but they don’t offer a complete enterprise solution. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/why-it-s-important-unlock-business-insights-trapped-individual-desktops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/why-it-s-important-unlock-business-insights-trapped-individual-desktops#comments SQL Server Analytics analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics reporting reporting SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:13:00 +0000 33111 at http://sqlmag.com Why the Key to a Data-Driven Culture is Community with Shawn Rogers http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/why-key-data-driven-culture-community-shawn-rogers <div class="field-byline"> Mico Yuk </div> <div class="field-deck"> BI Brainz Analytics on Fire Podcast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Listen to the latest podcast from Mico Yuk of BI Brainz, in which she talks with godfather of BI and Chief Research Officer of Dell Shawn Rogers.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/why-key-data-driven-culture-community-shawn-rogers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/why-key-data-driven-culture-community-shawn-rogers#comments Business Intelligence Analytics on Fire BI Brainz Business Intelligence Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:19:00 +0000 33201 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 and HPE Superdome X Security http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x-security <div class="node-body article-body">With the continued growth of the cloud and the ubiquity of end user devices, security has become one of the foremost concerns for database and IT professionals. With the release of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has made security an even higher priority. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x-security#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 HPE HPE Superdome X Microsoft sql server 2016 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:00 +0000 33101 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Planning http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2016-upgrade-planning-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Congratulations! You finally received approval to upgrade to SQL Server 2016. Now the upgrade planning begins. As a follow on to the&nbsp;<a href="http://forms.windowsitpro.com/whats-new-SQL-WIN-agenda" style="font-size: 12.8px;">webinar last week</a>, here are a few resources, tips and an example upgrade planning template to give you a running start.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2016-upgrade-planning-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2016-upgrade-planning-0#comments SQL Server SQL Server Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0000 33031 at http://sqlmag.com Sharing Registered Server Entries in SQL Server Management Studio http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-registered-server-entries-sql-server-management-studio <div class="node-body article-body">We’re dedicating at least one article per month here at SQL Server Pro on features, usability, and navigation inside SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This month I wanted to build on my introduction to the Registered Servers window by showing you how you can share the listing and categorization of SQL Server instances throughout your environment with others on your team. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-registered-server-entries-sql-server-management-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sharing-registered-server-entries-sql-server-management-studio#comments SQL Server Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:13:00 +0000 33011 at http://sqlmag.com Maximizing Uptime with SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition Availability Features http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/maximizing-uptime-sql-server-2016-enterprise-edition-availability-fe <div class="node-body article-body">Most people are aware of the primary SQL Server availability features, but there are some lower-profile features you need to know about to ensure you are doing everything you can to optimize availability.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/maximizing-uptime-sql-server-2016-enterprise-edition-availability-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/maximizing-uptime-sql-server-2016-enterprise-edition-availability-fe#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 AlwaysOn Microsoft SQL Server sql server 2016 SQL Server availability features Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:23:00 +0000 32991 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 Virtualization Best Practices http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-virtualization-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body">The HPE Superdome X provides the extreme scalability and reliability that you need in your mission critical virtualization hosts. With 288 cores and up to 24 TB of RAM, the HPE Superdome X is capable of running many demanding and high performance workloads simultaneously. While the virtualization hardware platform is definitely the foundation for successfully virtualizing SQL Server enterprise databases, there are also a number of other configuration factors that you need to pay attention to. Here are the top SQL Server virtualization best practices.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-virtualization-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/sql-server-2016-virtualization-best-practices#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 sql server 2016 virtualization virtualization best practices Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:57:00 +0000 32981 at http://sqlmag.com Temporal Tables: SQL Server 2016’s Time Machine http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/temporal-tables-sql-server-2016-s-time-machine <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most interesting new features that Microsoft added to SQL Server 2016 is temporal tables. Temporal tables originated as a part of the ISO/ANSI SQL:2011 standard. You can think of temporal tables as SQL Server’s time machine. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/temporal-tables-sql-server-2016-s-time-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/temporal-tables-sql-server-2016-s-time-machine#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 SQL Server sql server 2016 Temporal Tables Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:47:00 +0000 32971 at http://sqlmag.com First Impressions of the New SQL Server 2016 Installation Experience http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/first-impressions-new-sql-server-2016-installation-experience <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s June 2016 and we now have what is the most impressive version of Microsoft SQL Server to date. Enhancements in encryption, high availability, integration to Microsoft Azure though Stretch Database functionality, Live Query, and Query Store (among other features) are all integrated into the new release but the first experience we have with the release is the installation experience.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/first-impressions-new-sql-server-2016-installation-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/first-impressions-new-sql-server-2016-installation-experience#comments SQL Server 2016 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:42:00 +0000 32741 at http://sqlmag.com 5 Critical DBA Best Practices http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/5-critical-dba-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body">Make sure these five items are part of your DBA practice. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/5-critical-dba-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/5-critical-dba-best-practices#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:11:00 +0000 32721 at http://sqlmag.com Get up to Speed on SQL Server 2016 with these Free Training Tools http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/get-speed-sql-server-2016-these-free-training-tools <div class="node-body article-body">Accelerate your SQL Server 2016 proficiency with these free resources. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/get-speed-sql-server-2016-these-free-training-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/get-speed-sql-server-2016-these-free-training-tools#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 sql server 2016 SQL Server tutorials Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:56:00 +0000 32711 at http://sqlmag.com Learn More with Penton Technology's New Professional Education Platform http://sqlmag.com/resources/learn-more-penton-technologys-new-professional-education-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We&rsquo;re proud to share our new &nbsp;<a href="https://education.pentontechnology.com">Penton Technology Professional Education platform</a>, which will&nbsp;enrich the online education experience for IT professionals.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our new education platform allows tech professionals to enhance their careers, advance their skills and access critical education on-demand,&rdquo; said Rod Trent, Education and Conferences Director for Penton Technology.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/learn-more-penton-technologys-new-professional-education-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/resources/learn-more-penton-technologys-new-professional-education-platform#comments Resources Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:49:00 +0000 32401 at http://sqlmag.com Using SQL Server 2016’s New Dynamic Data Masking http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/using-sql-server-2016-s-new-dynamic-data-masking <div class="node-body article-body">Understand when to use and when not to use Dynamic Data Masking. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/using-sql-server-2016-s-new-dynamic-data-masking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/using-sql-server-2016-s-new-dynamic-data-masking#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Azure SQL Database Sat, 04 Jun 2016 02:00:00 +0000 32581 at http://sqlmag.com Avoid these Four Critical DBA Mistakes http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/avoid-these-four-critical-dba-mistakes <div class="node-body article-body">Database Admins: Don't make these common errors. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/avoid-these-four-critical-dba-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/avoid-these-four-critical-dba-mistakes#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Azure SQL Database Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:34:00 +0000 32571 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2016 and the HPE Superdome X http://sqlmag.com/hpe-microsoft/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x <div class="node-body article-body">This case study takes a look at how SQL Server 2016 and the HPE Superdome X were able to provide scalability, analytics and security for one online retailer. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/hpe-microsoft/sql-server-2016-and-hpe-superdome-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HPE / Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Sponsored Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:15:00 +0000 32931 at http://sqlmag.com