SQL SERVER – Stretch Database – Free Trial Subscriptions Can Provision Basic, Standard S0 through S3 Databases, up to 100 eDTU Basic or Standard Elastic Pools and DW100 Through DW400 Data Warehouses

I wrote a blog earlier about my first experience (and error encountered) with “Stretch Database” feature. In this blog I would talk about the error – Free Trial subscriptions can provision Basic, Standard S0 through S3 databases, up to 100 eDTU Basic or Standard elastic pools and DW100 through DW400 data warehouses.

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SQLAuthority News – Download Whitepaper – Power View Infrastructure Configuration and Installation: Step-by-Step and Scripts

Power View, a feature of SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition, is an interactive data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience. It provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users such as data analysts, business decision makers, and information workers. Microsoft has recently released very…
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SQL SERVER – Step by Step Guide to Beginning Data Quality Services in SQL Server 2012 – Introduction to DQS

Data Quality Services is a very important concept of SQL Server. I have recently started to explore the same and I am really learning some good concepts. Here are two very important blog posts which one should go over before continuing this blog post about Data Quality Services.

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SQL SERVER – What is Big Data – An Explanation in Simple Words

Let us start with a very interesting quote for Big Data.

Decoding the human genome originally took 10 years to process; now it can be achieved in one week – The Economist.

This blog post is written in response to the T-SQL Tuesday post of The Big Data. This is a very interesting subject. Data is growing every single day. I remember my first computer which had 1 GB of the Hard Drive. I had told my dad that I will never need any more hard drive, we are good for next 10 years. I bought much larger Harddrive over 2 years and today I have a NAS at home, which can hold 2 TB and have few file hosting in the cloud as well. Well the point is, the amount of the data any individual deals with has increased significantly.

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SQLAuthority News – New Book Released – SQL Server Interview Questions And Answers

Two days ago, on birthday of my blog – I asked simple question – Guess! What is in this box? I have received lots of interesting comments on the blog about what is in it. Many of you got it absolutely incorrect and many got it close to the right…
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SQL SERVER – SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) – Tools – Video – Download

I was recently working on learning various new stuff. I just would like to share very interesting resources here today. Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) is a toolkit that dramatically cuts the effort, cost, and risk of migrating from any other data platform to SQL Server 2005, SQL Server…
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