SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9189/more en 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 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 AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-24-synchronizing-ssis-packages <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In my <a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-23-maintenance-plan-backups-and-ssis-pack">previous post</a> I covered options for adding &ldquo;If-checks&rdquo; into SSIS Packages &ndash; or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you&rsquo;ve tackled that process, you&rsquo;ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you&rsquo;ll actually need to tackle two tasks.</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-24-synchronizing-ssis-packages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-24-synchronizing-ssis-packages#comments SQL Server AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Maintenance Plans Maintenance Plans SSIS packages SSIS packages synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Mon, 18 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000 24361 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 Series: Buffer Pool Extensions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-buffer-pool-extensions <div class="field-deck"> Learn where to use SQL Server 2014's Buffer Pool Extensions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn where to use SQL Server 2014's Buffer Pool Extensions</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-buffer-pool-extensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-series-buffer-pool-extensions#comments SQL Server 2014 Buffer pool buffer pool extensions buffer pool manager Thu, 14 May 2015 23:47:00 +0000 24371 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-23-maintenance-plan-backups-and-ssis-pack <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually <a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-22-executing-backups">implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups</a>. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn&rsquo;t as easy as what you&rsquo;ll run into with other types of backups.</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-23-maintenance-plan-backups-and-ssis-pack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-23-maintenance-plan-backups-and-ssis-pack#comments SQL Server Availability Groups Availability Groups Maintenance Plans Maintenance Plans SQL Server SQL Server SSIS SSIS Practical SQL Server Wed, 13 May 2015 15:30:00 +0000 24171 at http://sqlmag.com IT Innovators: Unboxing SDS at Ignite http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/it-innovators-unboxing-sds-ignite <div class="node-body article-body">One of the many valuable sessions at Microsoft Ignite last week focused on the private cloud with Microsoft SDS (Microsoft Azure Stack). Microsoft’s Group PM Manager, Siddhartha Roy, defined it as how we put software intelligence that delivers feature-rich cloud scale storage and economics on industry-standard volume hardware. Depending on its interpretation, SDS can mean different things to different people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/it-innovators-unboxing-sds-ignite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/it-innovators-unboxing-sds-ignite#comments SQL Server Azure Ignite IT Innovators Microsoft SDS storage Tue, 12 May 2015 13:19:00 +0000 24201 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Select: 8 Great New Features in SQL Server 2016 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-8-great-new-features-sql-server-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Learn about the top eight new features coming in SQL Server 2016</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-8-great-new-features-sql-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-select-8-great-new-features-sql-server-2016#comments SQL Server always encrypted AlwaysOn In-Memory OLTP json PDW PolyBase Real-time analytics ssdt Wed, 06 May 2015 22:15:00 +0000 24161 at http://sqlmag.com