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  • Lynn’s contact information Twitter - @LynnLangit / Blog – www.LynnLangit.com / YouTube Channel => SoCalDevGal
  • SQL Server 2012 learning resources - http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/learning-center/resources.aspx
  • Always on video - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/SQL-Server-AlwaysOnAlsoResource Governor - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb933866(v=sql.110).aspxRG enhancementsinclude support for 64 resource pools, greater CPU usage control, and resource pool affinity for partitioning of physical resources and predictable resource allocation
  • Brent Ozar blog - http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2010/11/sql-server-denali-database-mirroring-rocks/MSDN - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff877884%28v=SQL.110%29.aspxStep-by-step - http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2518/sql-server-alwayson--part-2--availability-groups-setup/
  • More about PowerView - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213579(v=sql.110).aspxExcel add-in for MDS - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28149More about column store index - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg492088(v=SQL.110).aspxNew data type (enhancement to filestream) – Filetable - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff929144(v=sql.110).aspx#DescriptionAlso enhancements to Full-text indexing (adding ability to search file metadata for .pdf, etc…)Also CDC support for Oracle
  • Both
  • Opening demo screen - https://businessintelligencedemoportal.com/sites/tailspintoys/SitePages/pvrsample.aspx
  • Both
  • Other infoBlog – using database images as a basis for BISM - https://denglishbi.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/using-database-images-in-tabular-bi-semantic-models-with-power-view/Blog - Direct Query Impersonation Options Explained - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cathyk/archive/2011/12/13/directquery-impersonation-options-explained.aspx
  • Download SSDT for RC0 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027
  • MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff877917(v=sql.110).aspxBe sure to get latest version – either CU1 or SP1 => significant performance improvements
  • Download desktop version here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlazurelabs/labs/dataexplorer.aspx
  • http://windows.azure.com
  • https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/home?region=us-east-1
  • http://aws.amazon.com/rds/sqlserver/ and http://aws.amazon.com/rds/faqs/#4Generous free tier 2012 – express, standard or enterpriseRDS vs EC2 => managedBackupsSnapshotsIOPs
  • https://datamarket.azure.com/
  • http://www.microsoft.com/bigdataSQL Server connector - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27584
  • https://www.hapoononazure.com/
  • http://dennyglee.com/
  • Both
  • Download SSDT for RC0 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027
  • http://www.codeproject.com/KB/database/TSQL2011NewFeature.aspxhttp://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/11/01/my-top-5-sql-server-2012-features-by-aaron-bertrand-guest-blogger.aspx
  • FORMAT function - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213505(v=sql.110).aspxAlso PARSE, TRY_PARSE (Returns the result of an expression, translated to the requested data type, or null if the cast fails.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213126(v=SQL.110).aspx), and TRY_CONVERT (Returns a value cast to the specified data type if the cast succeeds; otherwise, returns nullhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh230993(v=SQL.110).aspx
  • Contained Databases demo video - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/showcase/details.aspx?uuid=b51673ba-311b-4f25-8194-5f599ae02445MSDN – differences in contained databases - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff929143(SQL.110).aspxBlog on contained databases - http://sql-articles.com/articles/general/contained-database-sql-server-2012/#ixzz1gSBpK7caNew Spatial Featureswhitepaper -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh377580.aspxAbout Compound Curveshttp://alastaira.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/the-compoundcurve-geometry-in-sql-server-11-denali/
  • http://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo/archive/2012/11/07/pass-summit-2012-keynote-and-mobile-bi-announcements-sqlpass.aspx
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SQL Server 2012 Top Features SQL Server 2012 Top Features Presentation Transcript

  • SQL Server 2012 Top Features Toward Data Craftsmanship @LynnLangit
  • About Lynn• BigData Consultant & Trainer – With Customers as Architect for Manufacturing, Education, Finance, Startups – Production work on SQL Server 6.5 -> 2012, MongoDB, AWS Hadoop, GAE – Former Microsoft Developer Evangelist (4 years)• 2012 Awards – Google Developer Expert – Google Cloud – MongoDB Master – 10Gen – ACM Distinguished Speaker - BigData – Melissa Data MVP – w/DQS• Publications – Articles on BigData in MSDN Magazine – 3 books on SQL Server BI (latest on 2008)• Certifications – MSFT – MCT, MCITP, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE, MSF – Cloudera (Hadoop) – CCDH
  • 3 Core Areas + 1 more…Mission-Critical • Always On • Engine EnhancementsBreakthrough Insights • Business Intelligence / Reporting • Beyond Relational - NoSQLCloud on your terms • Azure IntegrationEngine Enhancements • Core engine – T-SQL • Beyond Relational – XML, Hierarchy, more
  • Mission Critical• HADR – better mirroring via Availability Group• Easier partitioning, compression, encryption• Management via policies and tools – UCP health monitoring – Policy-based management – DacPac improvements – New DMVs, extended events – New Profiler events
  • Mission Critical = Always On Availability Groups High Availability Policy-based failover Mirroring (failover) of groups of databases Multiple (readable) Data Distribution Secondaries Async Secondaries
  • How To set upHADRON – Availability Groups
  • Breakthrough Insights = Better Reports
  • DemoColumnstore Index
  • NoSQL on SQL Server• xVelocity • Wide-Column NoSQL store • Stores data in memory• Types • Excel 2013 as PowerPivot • SQL Server 2012 as BI Semantic Model
  • DemoPowerPivot in Excel 2013
  • DemoPowerView
  • EIM on SQL Server• DQS – Data Quality Services• MDS – Master Data Services• DE – Data Explorer• CT – Change Tracking• CDC – Change Data Capture• SSIS Enhancements
  • DemoNew BI Semantic Model in SSAS
  • DemoSSDT – SQL Server Data Tools (new BIDS)
  • DemoNew in EIM - Data Quality Services
  • DemoData Explorer – ETL for all
  • Cloud on your Terms = SQL AzureSQL Server Data SSRS hosted on SQL AzureTools for Visual Data Sync Azure improvements Studio Version Cloud CTP Federations targeting Stand-alone Max size or integrated On Premises increase to into VS2010 150 GB
  • DemoSQL Azure – updated web portal
  • Data in the Cloud
  • Cloud on your Terms = Cloud ServicesImport / Export Simple data ETL in the NoSQLfrom SQL Azure upload page Cloud Integration Uses To SQL Azure Data Explorer Connector for Windows –OR- CTP Hadoop Azure BLOBs Local Instance To Windows of Hadoop Azure (beta)
  • DemoSQL Server 2012 on AWS RDS
  • AWS RDS with SQL Server 2012
  • DemoWindows Azure Marketplace
  • Big Data• HDInsight – Hadoop on Azure• Hadoop connectors for – SQL Server 2012 connector – download here – Excel Hadoop Interface (Hive or HQL integration)
  • DemoHDInsight (Hadoop on Azure)
  • Hive Connector to Excel
  • SQL Server Tooling Updates• SSMS = minor improvements• SSDT replaces BIDS• SSDT adds SDLC support for OLTP• Powershell enhancements
  • DemoSSDT – SQL Server Data Tools for OLTP
  • T-SQL Enhancements Sequence generation Page Data (OFFSET/FETCH) Add ‘Throw’ to SEH Enhanced ‘Execute’
  • New T-SQL Functions• String Functions (CONCAT and FORMAT)• Logical Functions (CHOOSE and IIF)• Date and Time Functions (EOMONTH and more)• Conversion Functions (PARSE and TRY_CONVERT and TRY_PARSE)
  • Engine and Data Type Enhancements Contained Databases • Partial containment • Support for HADR and SQL Azure Better Geospatial Types • Complex Shape Support • Better Precision • Adds Aggregates (i.e. UnionAggregate, more….) • Spatial Index Improvements XML and Hierarchy Data types • Methods and indices
  • DemoT-SQL and engine enhancements
  • Looking Forward – beyond 2012• Writable Columnstore indices• Hadoop on Azure will go RTM• Data Explorer update for Excel 2013• Other SQL PASS Summit 2012 announcements
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  • Keep up with SQL Server 2012 Follow me @LynnLangit RSS my blog www.LynnLangit.com Hire me • To help build your BI/Big Data solution • To teach your team next gen data solution