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Preparing for Disaster: Outage-Proofing SQL Server

Preparing for Disaster: Outage-Proofing SQL Server

Cloud outages will happen, but the good news is that you can safeguard your SQL Server environment by planning ahead. Attend this webinar to learn how to keep your systems up and running.

Author: Dave Bermingham



Learn how to concatenate data in SQL Server

Learn how to concatenate data in SQL Server

There is often the need to concatenate data in SQL Server to make one long string instead of having separate columns. In this article, we will show several ways to concatenate data.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



Load API Data to SQL Server Using Python and Generate Report with Power BI

Load API Data to SQL Server Using Python and Generate Report with Power BI

In this article, we will look at how to load data to a SQL Server database using Python and an API. Then we will show how to build a simple Power BI report using this imported data.

Author: Levi Masonde



Install Azure Data Studio on Linux systems

Install Azure Data Studio on Linux systems

This article looks at how to install Azure Data Studio on RedHat, Ubuntu, and SUSE Linux systems.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



ETL Interview Questions for the Microsoft Data Platform on Performance, Troubleshooting, and more - Part 3

ETL Interview Questions for the Microsoft Data Platform on Performance, Troubleshooting, and more - Part 3

This is an article related to in-depth interview questions you might see as an ETL developer related to performance, troubleshooting, and more.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Create SQL Server Tables Using Foreign Keys for Referential Integrity

Create SQL Server Tables Using Foreign Keys for Referential Integrity

Learn how to create and link tables in a SQL Server database using foreign key constraints to ensure data integrity.

Author: Jan Potgieter



Overcome Challenges with GENERATE_SERIES in SQL Server

Overcome Challenges with GENERATE_SERIES in SQL Server

This article looks at the new GENERATE_SERIES function in SQL Server 2022, some things that have been updated, and some better ways to approach using this function.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



SQL WAITFOR Command to Delay SQL Code Execution

SQL WAITFOR Command to Delay SQL Code Execution

In this article, we look at the SQL Server WAITFOR command to allow delays in processing either for a specified time or a set amount of time.

Author: Aubrey Love



Displaying Subplots for SQL Server Data with Python and Plotly

Displaying Subplots for SQL Server Data with Python and Plotly

This tip gives you introductory-level coverage of how to create subplots for displaying line charts and candlestick charts in Python for data from SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson



Create an Extended Date Dimension for a SQL Server Data Warehouse

Create an Extended Date Dimension for a SQL Server Data Warehouse

In this tip we look at how to create a date dimension to handle different date needs when working with large datasets like in a data warehouse.

Author: Dinesh Asanka



SSIS Bad Habits: Inefficient data staging strategies - Part 2

SSIS Bad Habits: Inefficient data staging strategies - Part 2

This article explains when databases are not suitable for data staging and what formats SSIS developers should use to stage their data when ETL jobs are developed using SQL Server Integration Services.

Author: Hadi Fadlallah



SQL Server DBA Interview Questions for Backups and Restores

SQL Server DBA Interview Questions for Backups and Restores

In this article, we cover possible interview questions and answers related to SQL Server backups.

Author: Joe Gavin



Capturing SQL Server Deadlocks using Extended Events

Capturing SQL Server Deadlocks using Extended Events

In this tip we look at how to capture deadlocks that occur in SQL Server and the associated information to help troubleshoot. We look at how to do this using the GUI and T-SQL code.

Author: Eduardo Pivaral



Getting Started with Python Pandas and Dataset Profiling

Getting Started with Python Pandas and Dataset Profiling

This article will focus on reading and profiling data with the pandas package when using Python as well as show how to build charts based on this data.

Author: Hristo Hristov



Troubleshoot SQL Server Stored Procedure Execution Problems with Debug Flag

Troubleshoot SQL Server Stored Procedure Execution Problems with Debug Flag

In this article, we look at how to add debug logic to stored procedures so that you can use this when troubleshooting stored procedure execution problems.

Author: Jared Westover



How to use fn_builtin_permissions SQL Server Security Function

How to use fn_builtin_permissions SQL Server Security Function

Learn how to find all securable objects in SQL Server and the permissions for each securable object using the system function fn_builtin_permissions.

Author: Manvendra Singh



ETL Interview Questions for SSIS and ADF - Part 2

ETL Interview Questions for SSIS and ADF - Part 2

This is the second article about interview questions you might have if you are seeking a position as an ETL developer using the Microsoft Data Platform.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Delivering Cloud Transformation Excellence: Envisioning Current and Future State Project Requirements - Part 3

Delivering Cloud Transformation Excellence: Envisioning Current and Future State Project Requirements - Part 3

This article will deep dive into the specifics of the Envisioning Requirements by focusing on the Current State Assessments and Future State Design for cloud transformation excellence.

Author: Ron L'Esteve



Power BI Dynamic X and Y Axis Using Groupings in Field Parameters

Power BI Dynamic X and Y Axis Using Groupings in Field Parameters

In this step-by-step article, learn how to dynamically select what displays on the X or Y axis of a Power BI chart.

Author: Kenneth A. Omorodion



Basic SQL DELETE Statement with Examples

Basic SQL DELETE Statement with Examples

In this article, we look at how to use the SQL DELETE statement along with several examples and a way to not accidentally delete the wrong data.

Author: Jim Evans



Delivering Cloud Transformation Excellence: The Need for Cultures of Innovation and a Data Strategy - Part 2

Delivering Cloud Transformation Excellence: The Need for Cultures of Innovation and a Data Strategy - Part 2

In this article, you will learn more about the need for cultures of innovation and Data Strategy for cloud transformation excellence.

Author: Ron L'Esteve








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