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Considerations for Deploying Azure SQL Database Managed Instances 03/30/2020

Microsoft provides a number of different deployment options for its Azure SQL Database offerings. While most of them share the same characteristics, one in particular warrants special attention from the standpoint of its infrastructure dependencies. That exception is Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, which will be the topic of this article.

Working with SQL Cursors 03/23/2020

In SQL cursors serve as a pointer that enables application programming language to deal with query results one row at a time. Read on to explores the concept behind and learn how to declare cursors, open, retrieve data from them, and then close them.

Verifying Object Exists and Dropping Object with One Statement 03/02/2020

Discover how to do both in one SQL Server statement: Verify that a SQL Server object exists and drop the object.

Introduction to Azure SQL Database Auto-Failover Groups 02/17/2020

Auto-Failover Groups addresses several limitations that were in the Azure SQL Database. Read on to learn more!

The New SQL Server Approximate Count Distinct Function 02/03/2020

With the introduction of SQL Server 2019, Microsoft introduced a new method to count distinct values that can be faster and uses less resources. Read on to learn more!

Running Database Console Commands (DBCCs) on Azure SQL Database 01/20/2020

Discover the primary characteristics of Database Console Commands (DBCCs) on Azure SQL Database and explore their role in Database-as-a-Service scenarios.

Suspending and Resuming Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) 01/08/2020

Running Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in the SQL Server database engine asynchronously might take a while to encrypt the entire database. Read on to learn how to suspend and resume TDE to keep your system performant.

Creating a Data-centric Mobile App 01/03/2020

See step-by-step how to create a data-centric mobile app using common tools including SQLite and C#. To learn about these tools and how to create a simple mobile app, read on!

Overview of Azure SQL Database Serverless 12/30/2019

Azure SQL Database allows for stateful services in the cloud.  Read on to learn about the characteristics and use cases of the Azure SQL Database serverless tier.

A Quick Look at SQL Server Numeric Functions 12/19/2019

If you are wanting to manipulate numeric data with mathematically, then you will wan tot read on to get an overview of the core SQL numeric functions

Turning off Parameter Sniffing for a SQL Server Database by Default 12/09/2019

Sniffing could be beneficial to your SQL Queries. Learn about parameter sniffing as well a how to turn it on by default.

Overview of Azure SQL Database Networking 11/25/2019

Learn about the range of connectivity options available for Azure SQL Database deployments.

A Beginner’s Guide to SQL String Functions 11/21/2019

Get an introduction to many of the many ways you can manipulate and interact with strings using SQL. Read on for more!

A Toolbox Every DBA Should Have 11/14/2019

As a DBA it is important to have a toolbox that supports the work you do.  You need to have a toolbox that allows you to work smarter instead of harder. Read on to learn about some key tools every DBA should have in their toolbox!

Implementing SQL Server Integration Services with Azure Data Factory 11/04/2019

Read on to step through the process of implementing Azure Data Factories.

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