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SSIS Most Overlooked Features - Fuzzy Lookup, Fuzzy Grouping, Data Profiling and DQS Cleansing

SSIS Most Overlooked Features - Fuzzy Lookup, Fuzzy Grouping, Data Profiling and DQS Cleansing

Learn about features to enhance your SSIS projects such as Fuzzy Lookup and Fuzzy Grouping, Data Profiling Task, and DQS Cleansing Transformation.

Polymorphism in Python Code Examples - Functions, Classes, Inheritance and Duck Typing

Polymorphism in Python Code Examples - Functions, Classes, Inheritance and Duck Typing

Learn about polymorphism in Python with these code examples to learn about functions, classes, inheritance, and duck typing.

Reduce SQL Server Blocking with READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT

Reduce SQL Server Blocking with READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT

This article explores how enabling READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT on your SQL Server database might ease excessive blocking.

TSQL

Express a Number or Currency in Words with T-SQL CodeExpress a Number or Currency in Words with T-SQL Code

This SQL script allows you to take a number and convert the number to words, and convert a currency value into words.

Database Design

Normalization in SQL to Reduce Data RedundancyNormalization in SQL to Reduce Data Redundancy

Learn about the various levels of normalization in SQL for a data model with these explanations and examples.

Containers

Best Practices for Docker to run SQL Server on a MacBest Practices for Docker to run SQL Server on a Mac

Check out this consolidated list of things you can (or should) do when using Docker to run SQL Server on a Mac.

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL JSON and JSONB Data Types for Non-Structured or Semi-Structured DataPostgreSQL JSON and JSONB Data Types for Non-Structured or Semi-Structured Data

Learn about the most important syntaxes, features, and possibilities of the PostgreSQL JSON and JSONB data types.

PostgreSQL

Migrate a SQL Server Database to a PostgreSQL DatabaseMigrate a SQL Server Database to a PostgreSQL Database

Learn about various options to migrate an entire SQL Server database to a PostgreSQL database.

Application Development

Advanced Features of DAB (Data API Builder) to Build a REST APIAdvanced Features of DAB (Data API Builder) to Build a REST API

Get guidance on the advanced features of DAB (Data API Builder) and how to set up a production-ready environment.

TSQL

Create Document Templates in a SQL Server Database TableCreate Document Templates in a SQL Server Database Table

Learn how to create document templates in a database table and use SQL to replace specific keywords in the templates for content customization.

Azure

Getting Started with Azure CLI to Manage Azure ResourcesGetting Started with Azure CLI to Manage Azure Resources

Learn about Azure CLI and how to manage your Azure resources using commands instead of using the Azure portal.

Microsoft Fabric

Microsoft Fabric Warehouse - Configure Access and PermissionsMicrosoft Fabric Warehouse - Configure Access and Permissions

In this step-by-step article, learn how to configure access and permissions to a Microsoft Fabric warehouse.

Python

How to Query SQL Data with Python pyodbcHow to Query SQL Data with Python pyodbc

In this tip we examine pyodbc an open-source module that provides easy access to ODBC databases along with several examples of how it could be used.

Application Development

Develop a Simple Web Application in ASP.NET with SQL ServerDevelop a Simple Web Application in ASP.NET with SQL Server

In this tip, we will work through a simple ASP.NET solution to create web pages to work with a SQL Server database.

Power BI

Concatenate Strings in Power BI Using Power Query M LanguageConcatenate Strings in Power BI Using Power Query M Language

In this article we look at how to concatenate data in Power BI with examples of combining text, numbers, dates and more.

Tutorial

Make Sure All JOIN Columns are IndexedMake Sure All JOIN Columns are Indexed

There are many different scenarios when an index can help the performance of a query and ensuring that the columns that make up your JOIN predicate is

Tutorial

Snowflake Tutorial OverviewSnowflake Tutorial Overview

In this tutorial we will go over the basics of Snowflake, introducing the product and features which makes it stand out against its competitors.

Tutorial

SQL DATEADD Function Use and ExamplesSQL DATEADD Function Use and Examples

In this section we will at different examples of how to use the SQL Server DATEADD function to add days or time to an existing date.

Whitepaper

Secrets to Fast, Easy High Availability for SQL Server in Amazon Web ServicesSecrets to Fast, Easy High Availability for SQL Server in Amazon Web Services

Learn how to quickly build a two-node HA cluster for SQL Server in the AWS cloud.

Webcast

Is Your Database Monitoring Tool Providing Value?Is Your Database Monitoring Tool Providing Value?

Application downtime or milliseconds of slowness can cost a business millions in lost revenue. Reducing downtime/slowness is a significant source of r

Webcast

Exploring the Benefits of Single Server Protection High Availability in Windows EnvironmentsExploring the Benefits of Single Server Protection High Availability in Windows Environments

Attend this webinar and learn about Single Server Protection High Availability (SSP-HA).