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Sentiment analytics is an emerging technology enabler for enterprises to extract the sentiments, opinions and emotions from their Big Data sources, so that enterprises can predict the potential acceptance of their products and offerings. This goes a long way in defining the success of ...
Over the past two decades relational databases have been most successful in serving large scale OLTP and OLAP applications across enterprises. However, in the past couple of years with the advent of Big Data processing, especially for processing unstructured data coupled with the need ...
The Big Data and Cloud “movements” have acted as catalysts for tremendous growth in fit-for-purpose databases. Along with this growth, we see a new set of challenges in how we access the data through our business-critical applications. Let’s take a brief look at the evolution of these ...
Get ready to learn, but be ready to work for it. This book is packed full of hands on exercises the author calls "Learn by Doing". Every topic covered is accompanied by a "Learn by Doing" section. If you take the time to go through these while reading the book you will absorb triple th...
Our new SQL 2012 just released. I get asked all the time why should I upgrade to the latest. There are 100's of reasons with this one, I tried to pick the best 10. Multi-subnet failover clusters: A SQL Server multi-subnet failover cluster is a configuration where each failover cluster...
This book is a really great beginners guide for core SQL Server 2012, and it also does a great job of introducing new features introduced in SQL Server 2012. What I mean by core is that topics like Master Data Services and Data Quality Services are not introduced. That is not a bad thi...
SQL Server integration Services (SSIS) is the de-facto standard for data migration and ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) operations in the Microsoft BI suite of technologies. Nevertheless, SQL Stored Procedures are still the preferred choice in some of the applications for carrying out...
The metadata structure of Microsoft SQL database is divided into numerous allocation units, such as, IAM (Index Allocation Map) pages, GAM (Global Allocation Map) pages, SGAM (Shared Global Allocation Map), or PFS (Page Free Space) pages. Corruption in any of the above pages primarily ...
The Windows Azure Platform training kit was updated with new SQL Azure content in the August release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. Many of the existing labs and presentations were also updated, in line with recent developments of the platform. The kit now includes: Hand...
Change Data Capture is the most recent important change in the way the ETL Process is perceived for a dynamic business environment. In a generic sense CDC may be understood as, "What did change since the last time I looked it up?" In an image recognition situation this may mean what ha...
I recently installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta on my Notebook computer with Vista Home Premium. SQLServer Express 2008 that comes with VS2010 Installation has only two tools.

It has only Import and Export Data (32bit) SQL Server Configuration Manager You could download t...
Over the past year, I've been discussing some of the various technologies found inside SQL Server 2005. Three of these technologies are CLR integration, HTTP endpoints, and Service Broker. (Articles on these topics were published, respectively, in the November 2005, March 2006, and Nov...
In today's complex and demanding environments, it is quite common for users to be able to submit requests faster than those requests can be processed. In some situations, this is because the system has an enormous number of users. In other situations, it is because the requests take a ...
A number of years ago, I worked for a company that was developing internal applications with SQL Server 2000. We didn't have any real database administrators. I was given that responsibility, but I was really a developer, one of many in fact. The problem with this arrangement was that ...
SQL Server 2005 has many new and improved features. So many, in fact, that it would be very difficult to cover them all thoroughly. Therefore, I've been concentrating on those features that I feel will have the most impact on developers. Because of this, I want to present two more new ...
These days, applications built around a service-oriented architecture (SOA) are all the rage. Complex systems can be written as a collection of services that communicate with each other through standard protocols. When implemented properly, these systems can become immensely flexible, ...
Sequential numbers. Sooner or later, you'll find a process that requires you to generate a series of sequential numbers. As a matter of fact, most database engines provide at least one method of producing such numbers. Microsoft Access, for example, has AutoNumber columns, while SQL Se...
Do you love XML? Have you been using XML with SQL Server? Many people have, starting way back when with SQL Server 7.0. Back then, there was no support for XML in the database, so we had to write external programs to convert the relational data into an XML format. This was time-consumi...
Have you ever heard the expression 'I want it so bad that I can taste it?' Well, that's the way I feel about SQL Server 2005. I've been looking forward to the official release for quite some time. When people ask me why, I usually say 'SELECT TOP X.' In addition to generating some funn...
For most of this year, I've been giving presentations and teaching classes on various aspects of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005. In my consulting role, I've been constantly presented with problems that, while definitely solvable with current tools, simply screamed for the new p...
A new version of SQL Server 2005, codenamed Yukon, is to be launched at a gala event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco today. SQL Server 2005 features significant enhancements in Enterprise Data management, Developer Productivity and Business Intelligence. First benchmarks for SQL...
Unless you have been living under a rock, then you know that November 7 is the biggest day in 2005 so far as Microsoft developers are concerned. Tomorrow, October 7, exactly one month in advance of that day, Jerry Dixon of .NET Developer's Journal is featuring SQL Server 2005 in a SYS-...
.NET Developer's Journal Editorial Board member Tim Huckaby writes: 'Microsoft's Paul Flessner gave his keynote entitled 'Getting Ready for Connected Systems' at Tech·Ed 2005 here in Orlando, Florida this morning. The huge announcement of the day was that SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio...