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Updating Production Environments to Feed a Big Data Application 01/17/2017
Your big data application needs regular extracts from your production systems. While many best practices exist for big data extract, transform and load (ETL) processes, we sometimes forget that these data-intensive procedures can affect the operational environment’s performance. Here are some suggestions to mitigate such performance risks.
Oracle's pga_max_size and _pga_max_size Control Two Different Areas 01/12/2017
Oracle has two PGA size parameters that look the same but aren't. Read on to see what areas each covers and why you can't get them confused.
Applying MySQL’s GROUP_CONCAT Function to Multiple Columns 01/09/2017
Rob Gravelle delves into the full syntax of the MySQL GROUP_CONCAT function and provides some guidance on how to use the GROUP_CONCAT function to chain together data from multiple columns in a way that’s both easy to read and parse with a script or application.
Introduction to SAP HANA on Azure 01/05/2017
Microsoft and SAP share a long history of working together on a variety of interoperability solutions, including SAP Fiori and Office 365. In recent years, this trend has been exemplified by advancements in support for SAP-based solutions on Microsoft Azure. Marcin Policht provides an overview, focusing in particular on support for SAP HANA on Azure.
Simple Row Level Security for SQL Server 2016 01/03/2017
Have you ever had a need to place some simple row level security on a SQL Server table? Well now you can do that in SQL Server 2016 by using row level security.
Using A Block Predicate to Restrict Row Updates and Inserts 01/03/2017
If you are using row level security in SQL Server 2016 you might find users are updating or inserting rows of data that keep them from seeing the row after they have performed the update or insert statement. If you want to prevent this from occurring, you can use a blocking predicate.
Microsoft's SQL Server Database Is Heading to Linux 03/08/2016
Next year, Microsoft plans to release a version of its hybrid-cloud-friendly database software for the open-source operating system.
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