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Working with IIS using PowerShell

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Know your Data with Data Profiling

Introduction According to the “Data Quality and the Bottom Line: Achieving Business Success through a Commitment to High Quality Data.” The Data Warehousing Institute. Report Series 2002, data quality problems cost U.S. businesses more than $600 billion per year. Why such a cost? If your data is not up to quality, your KPIs and data […]

Optimizing Performance of SQL Server Reports

 There is not much the report writer can do to speed things up, compared to the DBAs and the people buying the hardware.  Nevertheless, I wanted to share some ideas that may or may not work in your situation. Use indexes in your database When writing stored procedures, I prefer to keep my query as […]

Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

Microsoft released the final version of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition on April 21, 2010. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition continues to ship in 4 different packages. One can download Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition from the following link. In this article we will take a look at SQL Server 2008 […]

Bridge The Gap between Bing and Google Maps using SSIS

Overview: Business Intelligence (BI) is a much known term in comparison to the term Spatial Intelligence (SI). Spatial Intelligence is not limited to just space agencies, in fact it’s used day to day by many of us. A simple example can be analyzing usage of your blog from different parts of the world. By analyzing the […]

Shared Datasets in SQL Server 2008 R2

This article leverages the examples and concepts explained in the Part I through Part IV of the spatial data series which develops a “BI-Satellite” app. Overview In the spatial data series we looked at free-form text based address data and worked towards developing a Geospatial Dashboard . In this artilce we will look at using […]

Achieve Spatial Data Support in SSIS

Overview SQL Server 2008 introduced a new category of datatypes known as spatial datatypes which store spatial information. The new spatial datatypes are geography and geometry. SQL Server Management Studio comes with good good support for these spatial data types like the spatial results tab and facilitated access to .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) functions […]

Reporting Services 2008 R2: Geospatial Visualization – Part I

Geospatial Visualization is one of the key new features of SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.SQL Server provided geospatial data with SQL Server 2008 and you may have noticed (or perhaps used) the two geospatial data types in SQL Server 2008 : geometry and geography. This support is further extended with Reporting Services 2008 R2 […]

Physical Join Operators in SQL Server – Merge Operator

In Part I of this series on physical join operators we looked at Nested Loops. We now turn our attention to the Merge operator. For this article series I am using an analogy of two sets of standard playing cards. One set with a blue back and another with a red back that need to […]

Migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2

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