Development http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9249/more en Global Data Quality in a SQL Environment http://sqlmag.com/melissa-data/global-data-quality-sql-environment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Melissa Data </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at 12pm ET</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/melissa-data/global-data-quality-sql-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Development Melissa Data Sponsored Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:50:00 +0000 25721 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Announces Availability of DocumentDB and Azure Search http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-announces-availability-documentdb-and-azure-search <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced the general availability of two new services: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's horse in the NoSQL race, and Azure Search.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-announces-availability-documentdb-and-azure-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-announces-availability-documentdb-and-azure-search#comments SQL Server Development Azure Azure Search Business Intelligence Professional database Database Administrator Database Developer Developer DocumentDB Hadoop IT Manager NoSQL SQL Server Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:34:00 +0000 23161 at http://sqlmag.com Table Variable Tip http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip <div class="field-deck"> Table variables aren't affected by user transaction rollback </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One great reason to use table variables rather than temporary tables is that table variables aren't affected when a user transaction rolls back.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/table-variable-tip#comments T-SQL SQL Server Performance SQL Server T-SQL table variables temporary tables Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:53:00 +0000 22871 at http://sqlmag.com A Big Deal for Big Data? Microsoft, R and You http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft announced at the end of last month that it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of software and services for the open source R programming language. R is focused on statistical computing and predictive analytics, which will be key to enabling Microsoft to offer customers the kinds of tools they need to make sense of big data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you#comments SQL Server Development Analytics big data Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional data visualization Database Administrator Database Developer Developer IT Manager R R Project Revolution Analytics Visualization Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:02:00 +0000 22741 at http://sqlmag.com R visualization of how the World Cup national teams are drawn from League players from around the world. Source: Guy Abel, via http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/01/23/microsoft-acquire-revolution-analytics-help-customers-find-big-data-value-advanced-statistical-analysis/ The Last non NULL Puzzle http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/last-non-null-puzzle <div class="field-deck"> Two solutions to a common problem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Returning the last non NULL value is a common and simple need, but there's no straightforward solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/last-non-null-puzzle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/last-non-null-puzzle#comments T-SQL SQL Server non NULL Null SQL Server T-SQL Fri, 09 Jan 2015 02:30:00 +0000 22321 at http://sqlmag.com Use the TOP Filter's WITH TIES Option http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/use-top-filter-with-ties-option <div class="field-deck"> Learn what this option does </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a little quiz to see if you know what the TOP filter's WITH TIES option does.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/use-top-filter-with-ties-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/use-top-filter-with-ties-option#comments T-SQL SQL Server TOP filter WITH TIES option Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 21941 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server PHP and JDBC Drivers Released to GA http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-php-and-jdbc-drivers-released-ga <div class="node-body article-body">The drivers for PHP and JDBC for SQL Server spent just around a month in beta and are now publicly available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-php-and-jdbc-drivers-released-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-php-and-jdbc-drivers-released-ga#comments SQL Server Development Java JDBC PHP SQL Server Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:50:00 +0000 22151 at http://sqlmag.com Avoid Unnecessary Lookups when Using ROW_NUMBER for Paging http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/avoid-unnecessary-lookups-when-using-rownumber-paging <div class="field-deck"> Improve your solution's performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eliminate unnecessary lookups to improve the performance of the typical solution for paging using row numbers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/avoid-unnecessary-lookups-when-using-rownumber-paging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/avoid-unnecessary-lookups-when-using-rownumber-paging#comments T-SQL SQL Server lookups Paging Performance ROW_NUMBER Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 21931 at http://sqlmag.com Compute a Trimmed Mean http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/compute-trimmed-mean <div class="field-deck"> Learn two methods: the NTILE function and the PERCENT_RANK or CUME_DIST function </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use the trimmed mean method to exclude outliers from the computation of an average aggregate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/compute-trimmed-mean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/compute-trimmed-mean#comments T-SQL SQL Server CUME_DIST NTILE PERCENT_RANK trimmed mean Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 21921 at http://sqlmag.com Learn How to Deduplicate Data http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/learn-how-deduplicate-data <div class="field-deck"> Remove duplicate rows from a table </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover a simple method for deduplicating data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/learn-how-deduplicate-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/t-sql/learn-how-deduplicate-data#comments T-SQL SQL Server data deduplicate duplicate T-SQL Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21691 at http://sqlmag.com