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The Baker’s Dozen Doubleheader: 26 New Features in SQL Server 2012 (Part 1 of 2)

When I was a kid, I loved baseball. I lived it 24/7. In the summertime, happiness meant a pickup game during the day and a Phillies doubleheader at night. I’m still a kid at heart and I still love baseball - and I also love SQL Server. And right now, happiness means seeing all the cool new features in SQL Server 2012. There are so many of them that I can’t list them in a single article. So, I’m penning a two-part Baker’s Dozen. The first part of this “twin-bill” (yes, expect a few baseball analogies!) will be 13 new T-SQL and database engine features in SQL Server 2012. The “night-cap” in the next issue will be 13 new features in SQL Server Integration Services and the new Business Intelligence Semantic Model.

17 Feb 2012, 17:00:00   Source: The Baker’s Dozen Doubleheader: 26 New Features in SQL...   Tags: Database

Introducing a huMONGOus Database

Nowadays archiving, searching and processing the explosion of data generated in applications means coming up with nontraditional ways of dealing with the data. NoSQL solutions offer intriguing and unique ways of handling the volumes of data available to us. Additionally, 10Gen offers an open source distributed document-oriented solution called MongoDB.

17 Feb 2012, 17:00:00   Source: Introducing a huMONGOus Database   Tags: Database

Getting Started with RavenDB

You might have heard some things about NoSQL; how Google and Facebook are using non-relational databases to handle their load. And in most cases, this is where it stopped. NoSQL came about because scaling relational databases is somewhere between extremely hard to impossible.

17 Feb 2012, 17:00:00   Source: Getting Started with RavenDB   Tags: Database

SQL Azure: Scaling Out with SQL Azure Federation

George Huey explores SQL Azure Federations, and how SQL Azure Migration Wizard and SQL Azure Federation Data Migration Wizard can help simplify the migration, scale out and merge processes.
31 Jan 2012, 17:00:00   Source: SQL Azure: Scaling Out with SQL Azure Federation   Tags: Database

Convert a PDF into a series of images using C# and GhostScript

An application I was recently working on received PDF files from a webservice which it then needed to store in a database. I wanted the ability to display previews of these documents within the application. While there are a number of solutions for creating PDF files from C#, options for viewing a P
20 Jan 2012, 16:04:00   Source: Convert a PDF into a series of images using C# and...   Tags: Database

Saving Changes Is Not Permitted On SQL Server 2008. How To Solve?

How to solve when saving changes is not permitted on SQL Server
20 Jan 2012, 07:56:00   Source: Saving Changes Is Not Permitted On SQL Server 2008. How...   Tags: Database

Download SQL Server Sample Databases including SQL Server 2012

Download SQL Server Sample Databases including SQL Server 2012

How to backup multiple databases using Perl

3 Jan 2012, 10:28:00   Source: How to backup multiple databases using Perl   Tags: Database

Should we use Singular or Plural Database Table Names

Singular or Plural Database Table Names?
3 Jan 2012, 04:56:00   Source: Should we use Singular or Plural Database Table Names   Tags: Database

SQL Server Reporting Services: Extending SSRS: Developing Custom Charting Components and Rendering Extensions

Though SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) provides excellent charting capabilities, the native options may not always satisfy your requirements. Learn how you can create a custom charting component and integrate it with an SSRS report, and how you can develop a custom report renderer (by extending a native one) to render a report just as you’d like.