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Back to the basics: learn how to Create, Read, Update and Delete operations are pivotal for any database application. Plus, you’ll see how to use Stored Procedures to manipulate data on the database side instead of on the application side.
With backup compression you can speed up our backups, while making your backups smaller.
Azure provides a number of different methods that can be used in order to implement and configure its resources. Each of the methods differs to some extent in regard to functionality and intended use cases.
A new error message in SQL Server 2019 will make your life much easier!? Learn more...
Sometimes performance is more important than exact accuracy. Learn how to get an approximate count in SQL Server with better performance.
A look at ten top databases fighting for mind-share in 2019.
Transitioning to the Platform-as-a-Service model typically implies relinquishing certain degree of control over your computing environment. One of the primary concerns related to this transition is diminished level of transparency providing insights into performance of cloud-resident workloads. Fortunately, with Azure SQL Database, you have a wide range of options that address this concern, allowing you to identify and remediate overwhelming majority of performance-related issues.
Explore the Azure Data Studio dashboards and see how to customize one of these dashboards to include a new widget.
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!
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!
Information protection becomes one of the dominant factors that drive modern database design and implementation. This becomes particularly evident when operating in a cloud computing environment, with Azure SQL Database serving as one of the prime examples of this trend. Microsoft delivers relevant features by leveraging several different security-related Azure services. In this article, we will provide an overview of this functionality.
Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are two different approaches, with their own advantages and limitations, for making Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL Server) available and maintaining MS SQL Server databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Greg Larsen offers detailed instructions on how to install SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.0.
Azure SQL Database offers a straightforward approach to controlling its performance through vertical scaling. Despite its simplicity, scaling up has obvious pricing implications and, while it is an online operation, it might result in rollback of in-flight transactions. If you are looking for a supplemental approach to enhancing performance, then you might want to consider implementing in-memory technologies which are part of the Azure SQL Database feature set.
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