SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en The Solution to Large Quantities of Data http://sqlmag.com/blog/solution-large-quantities-data <div class="node-body blog-body">High-quality data is key to uncovering meaningful insights and new opportunities. Melissa Data has recently released a new tool, Data Profiler, to help companies that are dealing with large quantities of data and need a full spectrum of solutions that work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/solution-large-quantities-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/solution-large-quantities-data#comments SQL Server big data Big Data Clean Data Clean Data Data quality Data Quality Data Solution Data Solution Melissa Data Melissa Data Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:19:00 +0000 29731 at http://sqlmag.com Top Insights You Can Gain from the Usage Stats Dynamic Management View (Part 1) http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Valuable insights are available about your indexing strategy through the Dynamic Management Views: one in particular.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-1#comments Database Performance Tuning dynamic management views Indexes performance tuning SQL usage Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:55:00 +0000 29261 at http://sqlmag.com http://youtodesign.com/Vector/2015/033963.html SQL Select: Eight Great (and Free) SQL Server eBooks http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-eight-great-and-free-sql-server-ebooks <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these eight great free SQL Server eBooks</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-eight-great-and-free-sql-server-ebooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-eight-great-and-free-sql-server-ebooks#comments SQL Server DMVs eBooks Execution plans FILESTREAM In-Memory OLTP Performance SQL Server Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:23:00 +0000 29101 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales: The Case of the Database Diet (Part 1) http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/data-tales-case-database-diet-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">DATA TALES #6: The Case of the Database Diet (Part 1) (in which Dr. Greg Low begins his plans of placing a VLDB on a diet...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/data-tales-case-database-diet-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/data-tales-case-database-diet-part-1#comments Database Performance Tuning Microsoft SQL Server row compression shrink database vldb Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:11:00 +0000 28971 at http://sqlmag.com Top Takeaways from Microsoft's Reporting Roadmap http://sqlmag.com/blog/top-takeaways-microsofts-reporting-roadmap <div class="node-body blog-body">The future for on-premises Microsoft business intelligence looks a whole lot brighter these days. Here are the top five takeaways from Microsoft's recent business intelligence announcements.</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/top-takeaways-microsofts-reporting-roadmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/top-takeaways-microsofts-reporting-roadmap#comments Reporting Business Intelligence Professional dashboards Mobile BI Roadmap SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:22:00 +0000 28291 at http://sqlmag.com <p>SQL Server <span>2016 R</span>eporting Services&nbsp;</p> Reporting Services 2016 Unplugged http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged <div class="node-body article-body">In SQL Server 2016, my favorite report tools get some love with a few cool new features including, a little polish added to a few existing features, and a complete Report Portal overhaul. Reporting Services reached a certain maturity as a rock-solid reporting platform somewhere just after 2008 - or at least it got past puberty. Most report developers would agree, the versions that followed SQL Server 2008 R2 were more like a midlife crisis for the product, because the feature set stalled for about five years. The latest version is not a complete product rebirth by any means, but it is a good indication Reporting Services is not headed for retirement any time soon; it now plays an important role in the larger Microsoft reporting ecosystem. Instead of rehashing other information posted about new and upcoming features, I’ll share my experience thus far with the latest community technical preview (CTP 3.2) and some insights from the product developers. As with any preliminary software build, your experience may differ. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged#comments Reporting Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Report Builder Reporting Reporting Services sql server 2016 SQL Server Reporting Services Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:01:00 +0000 28761 at http://sqlmag.com Logical Query Processing: What It Is And What It Means to You http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-what-it-and-what-it-means-you <div class="node-body article-body">If I had to name a foundational topic in T-SQL that I felt that was the most important for T-SQL practitioners to know, without a doubt I would say “logical query processing.” A solid understanding of this topic is key to writing correct and robust code. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-what-it-and-what-it-means-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/logical-query-processing-what-it-and-what-it-means-you#comments SQL Server Azure SQL Database logical query processing SQL Server T-SQL Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:32:00 +0000 27581 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014: Hybrid Cloud Features http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-hybrid-cloud-features <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the hybrid cloud features in SQL Server 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the hybrid cloud features in SQL Server 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-hybrid-cloud-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-hybrid-cloud-features#comments SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Replica in Azure Backup to URL SQL Server Data Files In Azure SQL Server Managed Backup Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:47:00 +0000 27561 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: How Can I Use the Shared Memory Protocol In My Client Connection? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-use-shared-memory-protocol-my-client-connection <div class="field-deck"> See how to make your client connection use the Shared Memory protocol </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how to make your client connection use the Shared Memory protocol</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-use-shared-memory-protocol-my-client-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-use-shared-memory-protocol-my-client-connection#comments SQL Server Shared Memory protocol Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:20:00 +0000 27531 at http://sqlmag.com Webcast: How to Solve SQL Server Challenges http://sqlmag.com/tegile/webcast-how-solve-sql-server-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Tegile </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 2pm ET</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/tegile/webcast-how-solve-sql-server-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tegile Storage Resources Sponsored Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:22:00 +0000 27601 at http://sqlmag.com How to Solve SQL Server Challenges http://sqlmag.com/resources/how-solve-sql-server-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Tegile </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 2pm ET</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/how-solve-sql-server-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Storage Sponsored Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:22:00 +0000 27551 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft acquires Metanautix to pierce through database silos http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/microsoft-acquires-metanautix-pierce-through-database-silos <div class="field-deck"> After a year of big updates, expect more on the way </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most companies viewed endless data silos as a nightmare; Metanautix saw it as an opportunity, and is now joining Microsoft's data group to help business every tackle the challenge. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/microsoft-acquires-metanautix-pierce-through-database-silos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/microsoft-acquires-metanautix-pierce-through-database-silos#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence Database Administration Database Administrator Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:16:00 +0000 26631 at http://sqlmag.com Licensed under Creative Commons by Leaflet SQL Server 2005 End of Life: Time for a Hardware Refresh http://sqlmag.com/resources/hardware-refresh <div class="node-body article-body">On April 12, 2016 Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2005, meaning anyone who is still running it will not get the updates and patches Microsoft released to strengthen the solution’s security and improve performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/hardware-refresh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server 2005 Resources Sponsored Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:19:00 +0000 26701 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #5: The Case of the Rogue Index http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-5-case-rogue-index <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It can be painful to see performance problems caused by poor or inappropriate indexing choices without the ability to make strategic indexing changes. In some cases you can though...</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-5-case-rogue-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-5-case-rogue-index#comments SQL Server Database Administration blocking deadlocks escallation indexing page locks row locks SQL Server table locks Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:15:00 +0000 26471 at http://sqlmag.com Top Five New Features in SQL Server 2016 CTP 3 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/top-five-new-features-sql-server-2016-ctp-3 <div class="field-deck"> Learn about the top five new features in SQL Server 2016 CTP 3 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the top five new features in SQL Server 2016 CTP 3</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/top-five-new-features-sql-server-2016-ctp-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/top-five-new-features-sql-server-2016-ctp-3#comments SQL Server 2016 Compress DECOMPRESS In-Memory OLTP LOB data types SharePoint 2016 Stretch Databases unique indexes Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:47:00 +0000 26491 at http://sqlmag.com How To: Previous and Next with Condition http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-previous-and-next-condition <div class="node-body article-body">There’s a common T-SQL need that involves computing for each current row a value from a previous or next row. For this purpose, T-SQL has the LAG and LEAD window functions. Things get trickier, though, when you need to add a condition. For example, suppose you need to compute the last col1 value that was greater than x; or, based on col1 order, compute the last col2 value that was greater than x. In this article I’ll explain how you can achieve such tasks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-previous-and-next-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-previous-and-next-condition#comments SQL Server SQL Server T-SQL Window Functions Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:06:00 +0000 26451 at http://sqlmag.com It is Time to Migrate Power BI for Office 365 http://sqlmag.com/blog/it-time-migrate-power-bi-office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body">Don't forget to migrate Power BI for Office 365 content before you leave for the holidays. Deprecation of Power BI for Office 365 starts at the end of December 2015. Here is what you need to know to successfully move your business intelligence content to the latest and greatest version of Microsoft Power BI.</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/it-time-migrate-power-bi-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/it-time-migrate-power-bi-office-365#comments Power BI Business Intelligence Professional migration Office 365 Power BI for Office 365 SQL Server BI Blog Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:06:00 +0000 26431 at http://sqlmag.com <p>Microsoft Power BI&nbsp;</p> Comprehensive Wait Stats Query for SQL 2005 - 2016 http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/comprehensive-wait-stats-query-sql-2005-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Looking for a Microsoft SQL Server wait statistics query that works across all versions of SQL since 2005. This is the one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/comprehensive-wait-stats-query-sql-2005-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/comprehensive-wait-stats-query-sql-2005-2016#comments Database Performance Tuning wait stats;sql server 2016;tuning;dynamic management views;sys.dm_os_wait_stats Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:22:00 +0000 26421 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=flickr+creative+commons+clock&view=detailv2&&id=B521C75DE844D8306AD9A534E94CB687DE9A7799&selectedIndex=0&ccid=mvGcgVuD&simid=608020099792111676&thid=OIP.M9af19c815b835e1041c74caa642b5a0ao0&ajaxhist=0 Q & A: How Can I Test Client Connectivity to SQL Server? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-test-client-connectivity-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Troubleshoot your client connections to SQL Server </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Troubleshoot your client connections to SQL Server</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-test-client-connectivity-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-how-can-i-test-client-connectivity-sql-server#comments SQL Server ping SQL Server Configuration Manager Universal Data Link file Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:49:00 +0000 26391 at http://sqlmag.com SQL 2005 is out. Productivity and Performance is in! http://sqlmag.com/dell-and-microsoft/sql-2005-out-productivity-and-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell and Microsoft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">View On-Demand</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dell-and-microsoft/sql-2005-out-productivity-and-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell and Microsoft Sponsored Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:06:00 +0000 26411 at http://sqlmag.com Packing Intervals with Priorities http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/packing-intervals-priorities <div class="node-body article-body">Packing intervals is a classic T-SQL task that involves packing groups of intervals that intersect into single continuous intervals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/packing-intervals-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/packing-intervals-priorities#comments SQL Server packing intervals SQL Server Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:06:00 +0000 26381 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #4: The Case of the Phantom Duplicate http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-4-case-phantom-duplicate <div class="node-body article-body">Our intrepid DBA is attempting to enter a new value into a table and is getting an error due to violation of a unique constraint even though the value does not yet exist in the table. What could possibly be causing this?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-4-case-phantom-duplicate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-4-case-phantom-duplicate#comments SQL Server batch processing SQL Server sqlcmd Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:10:00 +0000 26351 at http://sqlmag.com Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success http://sqlmag.com/blog/climb-steps-toward-data-quality-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/climb-steps-toward-data-quality-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/climb-steps-toward-data-quality-success#comments Sponsored Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional data quality; data profiling; address validation; data enrichment; deduping software; Gartner; Melissa Data Database Administrator Database Developer Developer Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:30:00 +0000 26341 at http://sqlmag.com Why Your Business Requires Next-Gen Visibility: Creating Business Intelligence to Enhance Business Processes http://sqlmag.com/sequel-software/next-gen-visibility <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Sequel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">View On-Demand</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sequel-software/next-gen-visibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sequel Software Resources Sponsored Sun, 01 Nov 2015 22:31:00 +0000 26361 at http://sqlmag.com To tame the Internet of Things, will data miners have to embrace the fog? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/tame-internet-things-will-data-miners-have-embrace-fog <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> PASS Summit's Day Two keynote challenges industry to make smarter endpoints to tackle immense scale of IoT </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With questions of scale, "the cloud" is increasingly the answer to tough computing problems. But when it comes to the Internet of Things, with tens of thousands (or millions) of connected end points, how do you scale the cloud?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/tame-internet-things-will-data-miners-have-embrace-fog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/tame-internet-things-will-data-miners-have-embrace-fog#comments Database Administration Database Administrator Database Developer Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:19:00 +0000 26321 at http://sqlmag.com PASS Summit 2015 kicks off: "This is the age of the data professional." http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/pass-summit-2015-kicks-age-data-professional <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A late change in keynote speakers didn’t slow down the momentum for PASS Summit, taking place this week in Seattle, WA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/pass-summit-2015-kicks-age-data-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/pass-summit-2015-kicks-age-data-professional#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence Professional Database Administrator Database Developer Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:18:00 +0000 26311 at http://sqlmag.com New Dynamic Management Views in SQL Server 2016 Part 2: dm_exec_session_waits http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-2-dmexecsessionwaits <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2016 is rapidly approaching release and in this continuing series Tim Ford exposes some of the new Dynamic Management Objects available in the latest version of Microsoft's flagship database platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-2-dmexecsessionwaits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/new-dynamic-management-views-sql-server-2016-part-2-dmexecsessionwaits#comments SQL Server 2016 Database Performance Tuning dynamic management objects sql server 2016 wait statistics Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:55:00 +0000 26261 at http://sqlmag.com Datazen Mobile Dashboards with Analysis Services and Drill-through http://sqlmag.com/analysis/datazen-mobile-dashboards-analysis-services-and-drill-through <div class="field-byline"> Paul Turley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use Datazen with Analysis Services and MDX queries to create fast and effective mobile dashboard solutions. You can use drill-through actions to navigate to details and pass selections from one dashboard to another.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analysis/datazen-mobile-dashboards-analysis-services-and-drill-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analysis/datazen-mobile-dashboards-analysis-services-and-drill-through#comments Analysis Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional DataZen drill-through iPad IT Manager Mobile dashboards mobile device Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:39:00 +0000 26251 at http://sqlmag.com Q & A: Finding Your SQL Server Evaluation Time Limit http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-finding-your-sql-server-evaluation-time-limit <div class="field-deck"> See how many days are left in your SQL Server evaluation period </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how many days are left in your SQL Server evaluation period</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-finding-your-sql-server-evaluation-time-limit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/q-finding-your-sql-server-evaluation-time-limit#comments SQL Server Evaluation edition Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:40:00 +0000 26221 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server Query Optimization: No Unknown Unknowns http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-query-optimization-no-unknown-unknowns <div class="node-body article-body">In this article, I’ll provide the hard-coded guesses that the optimizer uses with the optimize-for-unknown technique so that at least you know what the optimizer guesses it doesn’t know. Good query tuning, in great part, starts with being able to explain cardinality estimations—especially ones that are inaccurate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-query-optimization-no-unknown-unknowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-query-optimization-no-unknown-unknowns#comments SQL Server cardinality estimation technique process estimating query optimization query tuning SQL Server Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:47:00 +0000 26211 at http://sqlmag.com