Sunday, September 16, 2007

SQL 2008

SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for your mission critical applications, while enabling developers to create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any device, and enabling all your users to make informed decisions with relevant insights. more

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Microsoft a BI Force

Microsoft BI is a new tool. It is delivered through three
layers or workloads: data warehousing, reporting and
analysis, and performance management. These are
designed to provide a consolidated, comprehensive data
source and tools to help improve decision making.
Microsoft BI is to help decision makers at all levels.
An IDC report issued this summer—found that Microsoft’s
BI market share growth outpaced that of most rivals.
More to the point, both Gartner and IDC now agree:
Microsoft is now a BI force to be reckoned with, trailing
established leaders such as Business Objects SA, SAS
Institute Inc., and Cognos Inc. for overall BI market
laurels. more

Thursday, January 12, 2006

ARRAY In SQL Server 2000

On a number of occasions that I have regretted the fact that there is no such thing as Array in Microsoft SQL Server's Transact-SQL. Lots of other SQL programmers would mention the same thing. The array is one of the most common and highly used programming structures. Indeed, T-SQL does not provide for the fully functional array structure. However, SQL 2000 introduced the new feature called a variable of type table, which allows for mimicking an array and/or using it instead of SQL Server cursor.

It can be a challenge to pass such a list of values to a stored procedure. In earlier times I had been using so called composite queries, or dynamic SQL. It includes putting together a string to be compiled and executed using EXECUTE statement. For example:

@List varchar(100)
declare @sql varchar(1000)

set @sql = 'select * from Customers where Region IN (' + @List + ')'

execute (@sql)

-- call procedure
declare @List varchar(100)
set @List = '''OR'', ''CA'', ''WA'''
execute CustomerByRegion @List

Article by
Alex Grinberg, more

Friday, December 16, 2005

Data Import Functionality Using SQL Server

DTS (Data Transformation Services) in SQL Server is very powerful feature and can be used to solve many database related issues starting from data migration, conversion and import/export. Even content publication/management applications can be developed easily using DTS. SQL Server’s DTS support is extended with latest version of SQL Server 2000. This article’s main goal is not only to expose the DTS functionality of SQL Server but also to show the simplicity in using DTS packages to implement core functionality.
This case study takes up a sample financial web application “Trade Analysis” designed and developed by Prakash Financials. Trade Analysis application supports trade analysis for client specific trade data. Client in this article represents mostly an organization. ‘User’ is any user that uses the services of “Trade Analysis”. There may be many users from one single organization/client and there may be more than one client registered for the using “Trade Analysis”. When an organization decides to use “Trade Analysis”, few users from the organization are registered with “Prakash Financials”, with same or different access privileges.

Article by Jayram Tallamraju, more

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Embeded Database

VistaDB 2.1 database for .NET has been released
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