Thursday, January 29, 2015

SQL Server String Functions Cheat Sheet

SqlBak.com presents you a free SQL Server String Functions Cheat Sheet.

http://sqlbak.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/TSQL-STRING-FUNCTIONS-CHEAT-SHEET.pdf

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SQL Server 2014 Security Enhancements : User Object Permissions

In many database systems, it is a requirement to grant read permission for all databases. To achieve this, there is no other way but grant read permission to each and every database. Read more http://www.sql-server-performance.com/2015/sql-server-2014-security-enhancements-user-object-permissions/

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Big Data with the Microsoft Analytics Platform System

Want a broad-level technical look at Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS), the high-performance and scalable solution built for modern data warehousing needs? If you're looking to improve your data loading and query response times (up to and beyond 100x over legacy solutions), get the details on this massively parallel processing appliance.
Experts highlight the hardware architecture and the software, and they walk you through an end-to-end demo of the appliance's power. They show you the Big Data capabilities in APS, with the included PolyBase, which can perform standard SQL queries to access and join Hadoop data with relational data. If you're working with real-time data analytics, you won't want to miss this course!

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/big-data-with-the-microsoft-analytics-platform-system

Friday, January 16, 2015

SQL Server Sri Lanka User Group - January 2015 Meet-up

Welcome to a new year of data goodness!

To start of this year, we have a distinguished personality in the data space in Sri Lanka, along with a SQL Server MVP speaking on a couple of interesting topics at the January meet-up.

See attached image for details, and ssslug.sqlpass.org for more.
(Also, it's not required, but it would be great to hear if you would be participating: Click here to confirm)

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