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SQL Server Collation

What is Collation? Collation is a set of rules dictating how each group of characters within SQL Server is treated. A list of collations and their definitions can be found using the following query. SELECT name, description FROM sys.fn_helpcollations() WHERE...

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Seven SQL Performance-Killers to Avoid in Db2

How DB2 Handles SQL SQL is a powerful language in the hands of the right RDBMS. One of SQL's strengths is that you specify what data you want returned without specifying what file, disk, san, or sector that data is stored on. Because we describe the result set we...

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SQL Server Services

A service is a program that runs in the background that does not require any user interaction. Some examples of services are the drivers for your keyboard and mouse, your antivirus software, and the SQL Server Service. The SQL Server Service is the executable process...

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