As of September 1, 2013 we decided to remove SQLCAT.COM site and use MSDN as the primary vehicle to post new SQL Server content. This was done to minimize reader confusion and to streamline content publication. MSDN SQLCAT blogs already includes most SQLCAT.COM Content and will continue to be updated with more SQLCAT learnings. You can also find a collection of our work in SQLCAT Guidance eBooks.
To make the transition to MSDN smoother, we are in the process of reposting a few of SQLCAT.COM’s blogs that are still being very actively viewed . We have also generated a collection of ebooks including all the technical notes oringally posted on SQLCAT.Com.
You can find these books here:
SQLCAT's Guide to BI and Analytics
SQLCAT's Guide to High Availability and Disaster Recovery
SQLCAT's Guide to Relational Engine
Below you can find a list of the articles included in each of these ebooks.
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Section 1: Administration
Running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services on Windows Server 2008 vs. Windows Server 2003 and Memory Preallocation: Lessons Learned 4Scripts for Stress Testing Analysis Services using ASCMD 11A Solution for Collecting Analysis Services Performance Data From Many Sources For Performance Analysis 12Compress Many-to-Many C# Utility 13Create a Processing Log Script Project 14Powershell Scripts for SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services DMVs 15Sample Robocopy Script to customer synchronize Analysis Services databases 16
Section 2: Analysis Services Performance 20
Analysis Services Synchronization Best Practices 21Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Consolidation Best Practices 26Analysis Services Distinct Count Optimization Using Solid State Devices 43Excel, Cube Formulas, Analysis Services, Performance, Network Latency, and Connection Strings 55Reintroducing Usage-Based Optimization in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services 63
Sections 3: Analysis Services Scaleout 70
Analysis Services Load Balancing Solution 71SSAS Monitoring Scripts For Management Data Warehouse 72ASLB Toolkit 73
Section 4: Real World Scenarios 75
Edgenet Realizes the Power of Dynamic IT and Self-Service BI 76
Section 5: Reporting Services 83
Reporting Services Scale-Out Deployment Best Practices 85Report Server Catalog Best Practices 94Reporting Services Performance Optimizations 100Reporting Services Scale-Out Architecture 108SQL Server Reporting Services Disaster Recovery Case Study 114Scaling Up Reporting Services 2008 vs. Reporting Services 2005: Lessons Learned 123Reporting Services Performance in SharePoint Integrated Mode in SQL Server 2008 R2 137Deploying a Business Intelligence Solution Using SharePoint 2007, SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, and PerformancePoint Monitoring Server 2007 with Kerberos 147
Section 6: SQL Server Integration Services 157
Increasing Throughput of Pipelines by Splitting Synchronous Transformations into Multiple Tasks 158Moving Large Amounts of Data Between Oracle and SQL Server: Findings and Observations 164SSIS Package For Collecting SSAS DMV Data 168The “Balanced Data Distributor” for SSIS 169
Section 7: SQL Top 10 172
Top 10 Performance and Productivity Reasons to Use SQL Server 2008 for Your Business Intelligence Solutions 173Top 10 SQL Server Integration Services Best Practices 185Analysis Services Query Performance Top 10 Best Practices 195
Section 1: SQL Server Failover Cluster 2
Impact of Adding a Node to a Windows Cluster on the Possible Owners property of existing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances 3Six Failover Clustering Benefits Realized from Migrating to SQL Server 2008 9
Section 2: SQL Server Always On 12
DO NOT use Windows Failover Cluster Manager to perform Availability Group Failover 13Comparing I/O characteristics in AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Database Mirroring 19
Section 3: SQL Server Mirroring 23
Mirroring a Large Number of Databases in a Single SQL Server Instance 24Asynchronous Database Mirroring with Log Compression in SQL Server 2008 29
Section 1: Administration 3
DBCC Checks and Terabyte-Scale Databases 4Scheduling Sub-Minute Log Shipping in SQL Server 2008 10Tuning Backup Compression Part 2 13Restart SQL Audit Policy and Job 23SQL DMVStats Toolkit 24
Section 2: Database Design 25
SQL Server Partition Management Tool 26Character data types versus number data types: are there any performance benefits? 27The Many Benefits of Money…Data Type! 36How many files should a database have? - Part 1: OLAP workloads 41
Section 3: Fast-track 45
Lessons Learned and Findings from a Large Fast-Track POC 46
Section 4: Performance 67
Top Tips for Maximizing the Performance & Scalability of Dynamics AX 2009 systems on SQL Server 2008 68Top SQL Server 2005 Performance Issues for OLTP Applications 78Table-Valued Functions and tempdb Contention 80Resolving PAGELATCH Contention on Highly Concurrent INSERT Workloads 95SQL Server Indexing: Using a Low-Selectivity BIT Column First Can Be the Best Strategy 99Tuning the Performance of Backup Compression in SQL Server 2008 115Maximizing Throughput with TVPs 129Bulk Loading Data into a Table with Concurrent Queries 135
Section 5: Real World Scenarios 140
Lessons Learned from Benchmarking a Tier 1 Core Banking ISV Solution - Temenos T24 141
Section 6: Replication 149
Initializing a Transactional Replication Subscriber from an Array-Based Snapshot 150Upgrading Replication from SQL Server 2000 32-Bit to SQL Server 2008 64-Bit without re-initialization 161
Section 7: Service Broker 162
SQL Server Service Broker: Maintaining Identity Uniqueness Across Database Copies 163
Section 8: Troubleshooting 166
Diagnosing Transaction Log Performance Issues and Limits of the Log Manager 167Eliminating Deadlocks Caused By Foreign Keys with Large Transactions 174Resolving scheduler contention for concurrent BULK INSERT 181Response Time Analysis using Extended Events 185Memory Error Recovery in SQL Server 2012 186
Section 9: SQL Top 10 189
Top 10 Hidden Gems in SQL 2008 R2 190Top 10 SQL Server 2008 Features for the Database Administrator (DBA) 192Top 10 SQL Server 2008 Features for ISV Applications 204Top 10 Hidden Gems in SQL Server 2005 213Top 10 Best Practices for Building a Large Scale Relational Data Warehouse 221Storage Top 10 Best Practices 225Top 10 Best Practices for SQL Server Maintenance for SAP 228
In addition to PDF can you publish these in epub format. No converter handles the conversion of PDF or epub well at all.
+1 on epub format. Also the images look overtly compressed. Otherwise these are great. Thanks!