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SQL Spot – Part 5

Losing sight of what are the most relevant updates on SQL Server 2016? Well, there is no need to spend countless hours browsing the internet. We made another our SQL Spot summary of the most interesting updates and changes for all SQL lovers. You might have gotten to know some of the returning topics: SQL Server news and releases, Power BI, DWH, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, data science, maintenance, security, tuning and learning materials. And, as always, all credits go to our amazing SQL blogging community.

Business, releases, news and trivia

Business

Releases and news

Power and Excel BI

General

Power BI

Excel BI

M and DAX

DWH

General

Azure SQL DWH

SSIS

SSAS

General

Azure AS

Multidimensional

DAX (SSAS)

SSRS

Data science

General

Machine learning, AI, Deep learning

Excel

R, Python, JSON,…

Internet of Things

Maintenance

Internals

Backup and recovery

Storage

  • Make sure you have an understanding of your underlying sequential throughput as important operations that are often executed by SQL Server are potentially performance limited by the sequential throughput of the underlying storage subsystem.
  • Why a RAID 5 is a terrible idea for storing your transaction log, and why it is also very risky to store your data files on a RAID 5 volume. Follow up on how to calculate your RAID 5 parity information.
  • Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, horizontally partitioned, multi-model database service. The service is designed to allow customers to elastically (and independently) scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions.
  • If you need persistent data disks for Azure IaaS VMs that are supported on both Windows and Linux then you will be interested in Azure Storage Disks

Index

Health Practices

Infrastructure

SQL

Security and quality

Tuning

Internals

Monitoring

Indexing

In-memory optimization

Health practices

SQL

Career and learning

Thoughts

Courses

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