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Implementing SQL Server Integration Services with Azure Data Factory 09/16/2019

Azure SQL Database, unlike its on-premises counterparts, restricted its integration capabilities to those implemented directly by the database engine. To remediate this shortcoming, Microsoft provided equivalent functionality by relying on integration runtime of Azure Data Factory. In this article, you get an overview of this Azure-based SSIS offering.

Using PowerShell to Generate Logins, Server and Database Permissions 09/09/2019

Discover how to reduce the pains you might have feel when migrating all the logins and associated permissions from one instance of SQL Server to another.

What is the Latch Event and Why Does It Occur? 09/02/2019

If there is a reasonable chance that parallel execution can occur, then you'll want to read on about the latch event!

Backup Techniques Available Exclusively When Using Azure VMs 08/26/2019

Learn backup techniques available exclusively when using Azure VMs to host SQL Server-based workloads.

IBM Db2 for z/OS Useful Features 08/19/2019

Some of the more useful features of Db2 and SQL that have been delivered as new functionality are reviewed. Read on to learn more!

Deployment of SQL Server 2019 Always On Availability Groups on Azure AKS 08/12/2019

Step through a demonstration illustrating a sample deployment of SQL Server 2019 Always On Availability Group cluster on Azure AKS. You'll discover how to leverage the Microsoft Azure-hosted managed Kubernetes service referred to as AKS.

What is in My Database Backup File 08/05/2019

The Microsoft SQL Server team has made it easy for you to retrieve the information in a backup file by using a couple of commands. Read on to learn more!

Doing Analytics Against Critical Production Data 07/29/2019

Learn about several techniques which, taken together, allow you to configure your critical production data so that it is efficient (and non-disruptive) to execute analytical queries against it in real time. No need for a separate hybrid appliance, no need for a massive data warehouse. Read on....

Understanding the Odd Behavior for Timestamp with Time Zone Columns in Oracle 07/22/2019

Timestamp with Oracle Time Zone columns exhibits 'interesting' behavior with respect to unique indexes and primary keys.  Read on to see the issue and one possibly confusing way to handle it!

Graphical Tools for Accessing Azure Cosmos DB 07/15/2019

While the most common methods of interacting with Azure Cosmos DB involve programmatic access, there are times when you might want to perform a quick change or take a peek at some of documents in a collection. In such instances, it is typically more convenient to rely on the graphical interface. Fortunately, there are several options you can use to accomplish.

Database Tips

New Preview of SQL Server Management Studio Available for Download 12/06/2018

On September 24th Microsoft released the first Community Technical Preview for SQL Server 2019, which was CTP2.0. At the same time Microsoft pushed out a new preview for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) known as version 18. Now is the time to download this new preview!

SQL Server 2019 Community Technical Preview (CTP) 2.1 is Available Now 12/03/2018

Microsoft announced the release or CTP 2.1 for SQL Server 2019. This is the second CTP released for SQL Server 2019, and it has lots of new exciting features, like " UDF inlining". Read on to find out more!

How Big is Your Transaction Log? 10/01/2018

If you are not managing the transaction log space used by a database, the transaction log might grow uncontrollably. With SQL Server 2017 there is a new dynamic management function (DMF) that exposes statistical information about a database transaction log. One of the things you can do with the information returned from this DMF is to determine how full a database transaction log file is.

SQL Server 2019 is Here 10/01/2018

On Monday, Sep 24, 2018, at the Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 (community technical preview (CTP) release of SQL Server 2.0).This new release of SQL Server is packed with many new features to improve performance, integrate your increasing volumes of corporate data, beef up security, and more. 







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