My saga of working with JSON documents and finding out the various errors continues. With JSON being one of the new data structures introduced inside SQL Server 2016, I have been exploring to how these are fundamentally different from using the FORXML constructs. The more I have been working and testing with this capability, the more similarities I am seeing in them. Coming from a generation of working with SQL Server for more than a decade, I try to explore and learn the new concepts keeping some reference. This helps in faster learning and can accelerate the way you work with the new concepts.
[Notes from Pinal]: R Services are very much new thing and trust me, I still have to get my hand dirty on this subject. I know the basics of it, but still I personally do not know enough that I can blog about it and teach others. This is when I reach out to Eduardo, he has this incredible ability to learn new thing and teach others in the lucid easy way. I requested Eduardo to help me out with R Services and Forecasting and he happily accepted.
ApexSQL Doc is a simple but powerful tool which is used for documenting SQL Server databases, SSIS packages, SSAS cubes and SSRS items. It enables users to customize the documentation by including/excluding needed database objects and settings and to generate the documentation in various output formats like, CHM, HTML, PDF and Word formats. Let us learn about how to create BI (SSAS, SSRS, SSIS) documentation.
My exploration with SQL Server 2016 features are just continuing and I am delighted every other day to figure out something new been added to the capabilities which in the opinion were of limited capacity in the prior versions of SQL Server. I will spare the ranting exercise for now but will look at some of the things that caught my attention in my recent exploration with SQL Server InMemory OLTP enhancements.
Just the other day I was busy during a performance tuning exercise I explained to the team of DBA that how much log file is critical and important for their performance. Once I was explaining the importance and role of the LDF file in the performance, one of the DBA from the team asked me question about what would they do if they somehow lose the LDF file or just have corrupted log file which they do not care now. Well, I though it was a very important question and I believe it can be a very good interview question as well. Let us learn about how to attach the MDF data file without LDF log file.