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Pini Dibask & Ben Boise

Next Webcast - Database Performance Monitoring for Relational Databases

As the role of the DBA continues to evolve the need to manage multiple database platforms is a reality. Attend this webcast to learn how to better monitor your database environment.

Author: Pini Dibask & Ben Boise



SolarWinds

10 Ways We Can Steal Your Data

In 2016, there were billions of records exposed in data breaches. Today, reports of data breaches are growing at a rate of 40% each year. Learn about the less obvious situations that IT professionals donít usually consider.

Author: SolarWinds



Jugal Shah

Resolving could not open a connection to SQL Server errors

Sometimes you may have issues connecting to SQL Server and you may get messages such as "Could not open a connection to SQL Server". In this tip we look at different things you can check to resolve this issue.

Author: Jugal Shah



Greg Robidoux

How to tell what SQL Server version you are running

One issue that I am often faced with is determining what service pack is installed on the SQL Server. Until recently the version of SQL Server that was installed was just a number, but now with the later service releases for SQL Server 2000 you can also

Author: Greg Robidoux



Basit Farooq

How to migrate a SQL Server database to a lower version

After recently upgrading a SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2012 a few days ago, you noticed that your application is not functioning properly. You decided to roll back the upgrade by downgrading the SQL Server database engine to SQL Server 2008 R2. Aft

Author: Basit Farooq



Sadequl Hussain

Limitations of SQL Server Native Backup and Restore in Amazon RDS

In this tip we look at some of the limitations when doing database backups and restores when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Author: Sadequl Hussain



Rick Dobson

Importing Historical Stock Prices from Yahoo Finance into SQL Server

In this tip we cover how to use Python and SQL Server to automatically load data from Yahoo Finance into a SQL Server table.

Author: Rick Dobson



Nat Sundar

Deploy SQL Server Integration Services SSIS Projects Using C#

In this tip, I will demonstrate a method to automate SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Deployments using a C# console application.

Author: Nat Sundar



Ameena Lalani

SQL Server Temporal Tables vs Change Data Capture vs Change Tracking - part 1

SQL Server has several ways to store historical data changes. In this first part we will take a look at Change Tracking.

Author: Ameena Lalani



Daniel Farina

Check SQL Server Instant File Initialization for all Servers

In this tip we look at how to check if instant file initialization is being used on all of your SQL Servers.

Author: Daniel Farina



Bhavesh Patel

SQL Server CTE and XML Recursion Script

Learn how to use a SQL Server CTE and XML to determine recursion in your data. For example, a hierarchy of employees in a company.

Author: Bhavesh Patel



Ben Snaidero

Compare SQL Server Page Splits for INT vs BIGINT vs GUID Data Types

In this tip we will measure the page splits encountered when inserting SQL Server data for each of the following datatypes: integer, bigint, GUID and sequential GUID.

Author: Ben Snaidero



Rajendra Gupta

SQL Server Management Studio Import Wizard Improvements

In this tip we will demonstrate how the Import Flat File Wizard works and see how useful it is over the Import Data Wizard that already exists in SQL Server.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



Aaron Bertrand

SQL Server DateTime Best Practices

In this tip we look at common mistakes when using dates in SQL Server and how these problems occur.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Rick Dobson

Importing Historical Stock Prices from Yahoo Finance into SQL Server

In this tip we cover how to use Python and SQL Server to automatically load data from Yahoo Finance into a SQL Server table.

Author: Rick Dobson



Haroon Ashraf

Free Database Unit-Testing Framework for SQL Server

Learn how to implement an advanced and cost-effective database unit-testing framework with tSQLt in SQL Server Management Studio.

Author: Haroon Ashraf



Daniel Farina

Check SQL Server Instant File Initialization for all Servers

In this tip we look at how to check if instant file initialization is being used on all of your SQL Servers.

Author: Daniel Farina



Koen Verbeeck

How to Use Partitioning in an Analysis Services Tabular model to Improve Processing Performance

With the release of SQL Server Analysis Services 2016, Tabular models have the ability to process multiple partitions in parallel.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



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SIOS

Affordable SQL Server High Availability

Do you know how to provide high availability protection for SQL Server without upgrading to Enterprise Edition? Learn how to get robust data protection features for a fraction of the cost of SQL Enterprise Edition with AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

Author: SIOS



Koen Verbeeck

SQL Server Integration Services 2016 Tutorial

Learn the A to Z process to build an SSIS Package in SQL Server 2016 with Visual Studio 2015. This step by step tutorial will provide you with the history of the technology and tools, Control Flow and Data Flow, deployment, performance and more.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Eli Leiba

Scripts to Build a Network of Connected Records Using SQL Server

In this tip we will show a way to build a network of connected records.

Author: Eli Leiba



Vitor Montalvao

SQL Azure Create Database Tutorial

Learn how to get started with SQL Azure with this Create Database Tutorial.

Author: Vitor Montalvao



Daniel Calbimonte

SQL Server Career Paths

Learn about the SQL Server Career paths options in the industry.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Siddharth Mehta

Analyze Categorical Data with a Mosaic Plot in SQL Server with R

Read this to learn how to build a mosaic plot using R and SQL Server.

Author: Siddharth Mehta



Scott Murray

Aqua Data Studio - the most productive all in one database management solution

Aqua Data Studio offers many features to manage your database environment. Check out this tip to learn more.

Author: Scott Murray







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