Category: SQL Server

For T-SQL Tuesday #87, Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) talks about two shiny new toys in SQL Server: STRING_SPLIT() and STRING_AGG().
February 14, 2017 | Aaron Bertrand | SQL Server, T-SQL Tuesday 0
Melissa Coates provides an overview of in-memory technologies in SQL Server, including columnstore indexes and memory-optimized tables, with an emphasis on columnstore indexes.
The DEA makes it very easy to conduct A/B testing for SQL Server upgrades, providing quantitative insight into the performance differences across two versions of a database workload on SQL Server.
Strategies and best practices for SQL Server alerts. Alert priorities, avoiding alert fatigue, and having a solid overall strategy are key.
January 23, 2017 | Scott Fallen | Alerting, SQL Server 0
Erin Stellato takes a look at the new COMPRESS and DECOMPRESS functions, comparing their impact on space and performance to traditional data compression.
When monitoring SQL Server for performance, you should know which counters matter, and why. MVP Allen White explains 15 common and relevant counters.
For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Lori Edwards promotes one of the most frustrating SQL Server error messages in existence, "String or binary data would be truncated."
January 10, 2017 | Lori Edwards | SQL Server, T-SQL Tuesday, Connect 0
Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) wonders why she can't sort items in a Power BI Stacked Chart in a post for this month's T-SQL Tuesday about Connect items.
For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Aaron Bertrand highlights a few of his favorite bugs and feature requests on Microsoft's improvement site,
January 10, 2017 | Aaron Bertrand | SQL Server, T-SQL Tuesday, Connect 0
Kevin Kline invites you to three webinars coming up in January: A two-part series on the Azure platform, with Gavin Payne; and a session from Paul Stanton on running SQL Server inside Docker containers.
Glenn Berry uses a few specific examples to demonstrate the performance benefits you can get from SQL Server 2016 SP1 Enterprise Edition.
In every month of 2016, Aaron Bertrand will attempt to publish an introductory blog post about SQL Server.
December 13, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | Community, SQL Server 3
Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains a few details about the memory limits in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 that make this upgrade
Join Us at the Biggest Annual SQL Server Conference, PASS Summit.
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