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As you certainly know SQL Saturday events are very popular in SQL Server world community. This is the second time the event takes place in Paris (France), but this time, we have a new format with pre-conferences on Wednesday and classic sessions on Saturday. During pre-conferences, we will talk about a particular subject for a whole day.
SQL Server database backup & restore from On-Premise to Azure is a feature introduced with SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2. In the past, it could be used with these three tools:
- Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
- SQL Server Management Objects (SMO)
With SQL Server 2014, backup & restore can also be enabled via SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
In a previous post about nproc limit, I wrote that I had to investigate the nproc limit with the number of threads because my Oracle 12c EM agent was having thousands of threads. This post is a short feedback about this issue and the way I have found the root cause. It concerns the enterprise manager agent 12c on Grid Infrasctructure >= 220.127.116.11
Do you think that it's better to write semi-join SQL statements with IN(), EXISTS(), or to do a JOIN? Usually, the optimizer will evaluate the cost and do the transformation for you. And in this area, one more transformation has been introduced in 12c which is the Partial Join Evaluation (PJE).
This posting is a tutorial for installing Master Data Services on your Windows Server 2012. Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) is a Master Management product from Microsoft, code-named Bulldog. It is the rebranding of the Stratature MDM product, titled +EDM and acquired in June 2007 by Microsoft. Initially, it was integrated for the first time in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as an additional installer. But since SQL Server 2012, Master Data Services is integrated as a feature within the SQL Server installer.
SQL Server 2014 improves the segregation of duties by implementing new server permissions. The most important is the SELECT ALL USERS SECURABLES permission that will help to restrict database administrators from viewing data in all databases.
My article is a complement to David Barbarin's article 'SQL Server 2014: SELECT ALL USERS SECURABLES & DB admins'.
Recently, some new versions of java were made available. Most people think Java updates are boring and only security-oriented. But one of the last updates (7u40) includes a feature which deserves attention. I mean Java Mission Control 5.2.