R in SQL Server – write R Scripts- Part 1

From 2016 we able to do machine learning inside the SQL Server 2016 and 2017. In these post series, I am going to show some tips and trips for that. such as set up R services in SQL Server 2016, how to be sure we able to do that, and also how we can see Read more about R in SQL Server – write R Scripts- Part 1[…]

Temporal Tables and Their Roles in ETL and Data Warehouse

It is my pleasure to speak in PASS 24 Hours session for Evolution of Data Platform on the topic above. I look forward to meet you all in this webinar. registration is free, but limited. So reserve your seat now. Here are some information about my session and 24HOP. 24HOP 24 Hours of PASS is Read more about Temporal Tables and Their Roles in ETL and Data Warehouse[…]

Change Set and Approval Workflow in MDS 2016

One of the interesting features of Master Data Services 2016 is Change Set and Require Approval. In prior versions of MDS when you apply a change and publish that change automatically take place in the entity and records. However in the new MDS in SQL Server 2016 you can create a Change Set of your Read more about Change Set and Approval Workflow in MDS 2016[…]

SSIS Catalog Changes in 2016

SQL Server 2016 brings some new features for Integration Services such as AlwaysOn, and Custom Advanced Logging. You’ve probably read about these features in other blog posts, If you haven’t I encourage you to read some of them, like this. These changes also comes with some changes in SSIS Catalog, in this post I’m going Read more about SSIS Catalog Changes in 2016[…]

Temporal Tables: A New Method for Slowly Changing Dimension

SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.0 is available, and some of you already played with it. There are great set of new features for BI in 2016 in all areas; SSIS, MDS, SSRS, and SSAS. However there are some features which are part of Database Engine but still relates to BI and Data Warehousing. Temporal Tables Read more about Temporal Tables: A New Method for Slowly Changing Dimension[…]

SSIS 2016; What’s New in CTP 2.3

SQL Server 2016 is under a heavy improvement plan, The latest CTP version (Community Test Preview) of it is 2.3 which released as preview three days ago. CTP 2.3 has some new features across all components of SQL Server, such as SSRS, SSAS, SSIS, MDS and etc. Previously I wrote about some new changes in Read more about SSIS 2016; What’s New in CTP 2.3[…]

What’s New in MDS of SQL Server 2016


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SQL Server 2016 CTP 2 released almost a day ago, and I’ve had a chance to install it and play with Master Data Services to see what changes has been made in this product. Master Data Services is a service of SQL Server first released in SQL Server 2008R2, and enhanced in SQL Server 2012. There was no changes in MDS of SQL Server 2014. But fortunately MDS wheels are spinning now, there are some changes in 2016. Changes are not major though they  are evidence of Microsoft investing on this services nowadays.