Jul 252014
 
How to Create Temporary Symmetric Keys

Temporary symmetric keys in SQL Server behave similar to temp tables. In particular, they are stored in tempdb and automatically go away at the end of the session. Make sure however that you do not get caught creating a non-recreatable temporary symmetric key…

Jul 162014
 
Partition Boundaries - Left or Right: That is the Question

Do you know the difference between a RANGE LEFT and a RANGE RIGHT partition function? Read on and discover a unique query to determine the actual partition a row is stored in. With this query you can quickly confirm your RANGE-assumption or find out where you got it wrong.