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Hadoop tutorial: How to Refine and Visualize Server Log Data

Lab 1: Server Logs Analysis using Apache Nifi and Hive<p>Introduction<p>Security breaches happen. And when they do, your server logs may be your best line …

Designing SSIS Packages for High Performance

The process for designing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages is typically iterative. You start by getting the components working …

IO Resource Governance in SQL Server 2014

With this configuration, SQL Server will try to throttle the workloads that are running in other Resource Pools, in order to satisfy the 650 IOPS …

Important New Features in SQL Server 2014

Microsoft's new release of SQL Server 2014 comes pretty close on the heels of the last SQL Server 2012 release. For many organizations, this could be …

An Introduction to Asynchronous Processing with Service Broker

Creating two message types<p>One for requesting the asynchronous processing<br>• One for the return message when the processing completes<p>A contract using the …

Memory Management in SQL Server Analysis Services

HI Friends,<p>SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Memory works pretty much like the database engine. SSAS, by default, offers automatic memory …

The Top 5 SQL Server Features You Aren't Using And Why

I’m throwing my money away.<p>I know I am, and yet I still do it. It’s not a lot of money though.<p>See, I pay for a services bundle (phone, internet, …

Jamie Thomson : Capturing query and IO statistics using Extended Events

The commands<p>SET STATISTICS TIME ON<br>SET STATISTICS IO ON<p>return information about query executions and are very useful when doing performance tuning …

SSAS – Listing Active Queries with PowerShell

Recently one of our production Tabular servers was being hit with a number of extremely large queries that were causing excessive load and impacting …

Getting SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell

Once you've got your SQL Server environment set up and working the way you want it, it's time to start gathering your baseline performance data. A …

How to Make Yourself Do Something When You Just Don't Want To

There's that project you've left on the back burner -- the one with the deadline that's growing uncomfortably near. And there's the client whose phone call you really should return -- the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren't you going to try to go to the …

Procrastination

16 free SQL Server 2012 hands-on labs

Microsoft Learning center has a Virtual Lab environment, where you can quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's products and technologies through a …

Extended Events for Tracking Code Improvements (video)

Introduction To Analysis Services Extended Events

I started digging into using Extended Events to trace Analysis Services recently for a client. They wanted to do some tracing of their SSAS …

Rob Farley : The SSIS tuning tip that everyone misses

The SSIS tuning tip that everyone misses<p>Hi! - Great that you've found this page, but it's no longer here! You can find the content over at: …

Easy Gluten Free Pizza Crust

This crust is as easy as it comes. Based on just two ingredients, you can combine the healthy aspects of cooked meat with cheese for a truly …