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Mike Walsh

Are you overpaying for SQL Server Licensing?

[Free Webinar] In this webinar we cover lessons learned from real-world customers who saved more than 70% on their SQL Server licensing costs related to high availability and disaster recovery.

Author: Mike Walsh

Matteo Lorini

Stored Procedure in SQL Server with R Code

In this article we will explore how to create custom stored procedures using R which is basically an R function that can be called from a SQL Server stored procedure.

Author: Matteo Lorini

Koen Verbeeck

Execute SSIS Package with SQLCMD and Parameters

In this article we walk through the steps of how to run an SSIS package using SQLCMD along with passing parameters to the SSIS package.

Author: Koen Verbeeck

Joe Gavin

How To Install SSAS 2019

In this article we walk through the steps to install SQL Server Analysis Services for SQL Server 2019.

Author: Joe Gavin

Rick Dobson

T-SQL Code for Multi-Level Decision Tree - Part 2

In this second part of this tip series we look at building a multi-level decision tree using T-SQL code.

Author: Rick Dobson

Poojan Mehta

How to Configure Amazon RDS SQL Server for Windows Authentication

This article will show how to use Windows authentication for AWS RDS SQL Server by setting up an AWS Managed Active Directory and integrate it with an AWS RDS SQL Server instance.

Author: Poojan Mehta

Carla Abanes

Building SQL Server Cluster on Azure with Storage Spaces Direct - Part 1

In this first part of this series we look at how to build a SQL Server Failover Cluster on Azure using Storage Spaces Direct for the storage.

Author: Carla Abanes

Alejandro Cobar

Deploy Database Objects to Multiple SQL Server Instances Using PowerShell

In this article we look at a PowerShell script that can help you deploy database objects to multiple SQL Server instances.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

Ryan Kennedy

Execute Databricks Jobs via REST API in Postman

The following article will demonstrate how to turn a Databricks notebook into a Databricks Job and then execute that job through an API call.

Author: Ryan Kennedy

Mohammed Moinudheen

Azure SQL Database TDE Customer Managed Keys

In this tip we will go through the steps for setting up customer managed keys or Bring your own key (BYOK) to be used for transparent data encryption for an Azure SQL Database.

Author: Mohammed Moinudheen

Mircea Dragan

Export SQL Server Data to Multiple Excel Worksheets with C#

In this article we look at how to export data from different SQL Server tables or queries into multiple Excel sheets in the same file.

Author: Mircea Dragan


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

Moving SQL Server from an on-premises data center to a public cloud such as AWS can enable your business to be more agile and more responsive to changing market requirements and customer needs.

Author: SIOS

Jeremy Kadlec

Email Validation Simplified with Web API and SSIS

Email based validation is more than just a simple RFC check, this is where Melissa's Global Email Verification with a web-based API and SSIS delivers valuable data to SQL Server Professionals.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Haroon Ashraf

Basics of Gitflow Workflow for SQL Database Projects Part 1

This tip is focused on the concepts of using Git Workflow with SQL Database Projects.

Author: Haroon Ashraf

Jeremy Kadlec

Optimize SQL Server estate monitoring with Redgate's SQL Monitor

How can we balance our need to monitor SQL Server performance and operational processes across hundreds of SQL Servers, but also save time by focusing on the highest priority issues?

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Ray Barley

Build an Incremental ETL Process for a SQL Server Agent Data Mart

In this tip I am going to walk through building a data mart that performs an incremental load where only the data that has changed since the last run is loaded. I will also highlight my ideas on best practices along the way.

Author: Ray Barley

Manvendra Singh

Troubleshooting SQL Server Starting in Single User Mode

In this article we look at how to troubleshoot a SQL Server instance starting up in single user mode.

Author: Manvendra Singh

Jeremy Kadlec

Melissa Data Quality Solutions for SSIS

For organizations relying on the SQL Server, Melissa's solutions directly integrate with SSIS, so the learning curve is minimal. You can drag and drop Melissa components in SSIS to validate, cleanse, append and enhance data.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Aaron Bertrand

SQL Server Date Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial we will look at the different data types that SQL Server offers for storing date and times in a database table. We will compare the differences for the data types as well as do a storage test to determine the difference...

Author: Aaron Bertrand

Jeremy Kadlec

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server

With the time constraints SQL Server DBAs face to resolve performance issues, they need a tool to support business critical applications. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) is an end to end tool to collect data and recommend corrections.

Author: Jeremy Kadlec

Ian Fogelman

Getting Started with Snow Pipe

In this article we look at using Snow Pipe Snow to help keep data in a Snow Flake data warehouse in sync with object storage such as S3, Azure Blob or GCP.

Author: Ian Fogelman

Scott Murray

SQL Server Reporting Services Indicators

Learn how to use and format indicators in a SQL Server Reporting Services report with several examples and step by step instructions.

Author: Scott Murray

Scott Murray

SQL Server Reporting Services Tutorial

SSRS has been the go to reporting solution for SQL Server for almost a decade now. In many organizations, the ease of development, web front end and security integration with Active Directory...

Author: Scott Murray

Nai Biao Zhou

Adding Charts and Interactive Sort Buttons to SSRS Reports

This article presents step-by-step instructions for the creation of a SSRS report with charts and interactive sorting buttons.

Author: Nai Biao Zhou

Joe Gavin

Installing SQL Server Integration Services

In this article we walk through the steps to install SQL Server Integration Services using SQL Server 2019.

Author: Joe Gavin

Edwin Sarmiento

Step-by-step Installation of SQL Server 2019 on a Windows Server 2019 Failover Cluster - Part 4

In part 4 of this series on SQL Server 2019 Clustering on Windows 2019 we walk through the steps of adding nodes to the cluster.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento

Fikrat Azizov

Explore Spark databases with Azure Synapse Analytics

In this tip we are going to learn how to use Spark notebooks to explore data in SQL and Spark databases as well as in the storage account.

Author: Fikrat Azizov

Eric Blinn

SQL Server MSDB Database Tutorial

In this tutorial we will cover common questions related to the SQL Server msdb database. This is one of the standard system databases that are part of every SQL Server installation. This tutorial will give you a better idea of what the msdb database...

Author: Eric Blinn


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