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Implementing Azure SQL Database Elastic Database Jobs 05/02/2016
In a recently published article we described the basic characteristics of Azure SQL Database elastic database jobs. As we pointed out, their name is somewhat misleading since it implies that they are intended specifically for Elastic Database pools. However, their scope can include any custom-defined group of Azure SQL Databases, although the implementation in such cases is not yet available via the Azure portal but requires the use of Azure PowerShell (or the equivalent REST API). In this article, we take you through the sequence of steps illustrating this scenario.
Re-thinking SQL Queries Using Sets in Oracle 04/28/2016
Sometimes it's good to re-think how to write a query; set operations can provide performance benefits over 'straight SQL'. Read on to see an example of this in action.
Getting Started with Temporal Table in SQL Server 2016 – Part 2 04/25/2016
With the new temporal table feature, SQL Server 2016 internally manages two tables--a base table, which contains the latest data and a history table, which contains the history of changes. Read on to learn about this new feature, how it works, how to create a new table or enable the feature for an existing table.
Deletes In Oracle: More 'Costly' Than You Think 04/21/2016
Deletes may be more 'expensive' than the Oracle optimizer reports; read on to see why.
Row Level Security with SQL Server 2016: Part 2 - Blocking Updates at the Row Level 04/18/2016
With the new security policy feature in SQL Server 2016 you can restrict write operations at the row level by defining a block predicate. Read on to learn why a block predicate is important when you implement row level security using SQL Server 2016.
Big Data Architecture 04/14/2016
Business Intelligence (BI) has matured over the past two decades. The next few years will be critical for the information technology staff, as they attempt to integrate and manage multiple, diverse hardware and software platforms. This article addresses how to meet this need, as users demand greater ability to analyze ever-growing mountains of data, and IT attempts to keep costs down.
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.
Oracle MySQL 5.7 Database Nears General Availability 10/19/2015
Dell Updates Toad DB Tool Lineup for Collaboration 06/23/2015
Toad lineup now offers support for SAP's HANA in-memory database, as well as improved capabilities for IBM DB2 and Hadoop.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Public Preview Boosts Database Security 05/28/2015
On-premises or in a cloud-hosted virtual machine, organizations can now take an early version of the company's next database for a spin.
Google Launches Managed Cloud Database Service 05/06/2015
The technology behind Cloud Bigtable is the same one powering Gmail and other Google apps.
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