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Validating and Enriching SQL Server data with Unison

Validating and Enriching SQL Server data with Unison

Data has a great value when it is clean, however many datasets are plagued with invalid, inaccurate, and duplicate records. With Unison by Melissa, tackling these issues in Microsoft SQL Server environments is a breeze for SQL Server DBAs, Data St

Author: John DeMatteo



SQL Server 2022: Backup Database Options to AWS S3 Bucket - Part 2

SQL Server 2022: Backup Database Options to AWS S3 Bucket - Part 2

In this article we look at how to backup a SQL Server 2022 database using AWS S3 storage along with all the supported backup options.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



SQL Server 2022: Backup and Restore database to AWS S3 bucket - Part 1

SQL Server 2022: Backup and Restore database to AWS S3 bucket - Part 1

In this article we look at how to configure AWS to allow backup and restore from a SQL Server 2022 database using AWS S3 storage.

Author: Rajendra Gupta



T-SQL Comment Best Practices for SQL Server

T-SQL Comment Best Practices for SQL Server

Learn different ways to add comments to your T-SQL code when working with SQL Server along with several examples.

Author: Eric Blinn



Power BI - How to Download and Get Started

Power BI - How to Download and Get Started

In this article learn how to download, install and get started building your first Power BI report using SQL Server data.

Author: Scott Murray



A Cloud Data Lakehouse Success Story - Part 1

A Cloud Data Lakehouse Success Story - Part 1

In this article we begin to explore a Data Lakehouse success story by understanding existing on-premises challenges, business goals, strategy and capabilities.

Author: Ron L'Esteve



Overview of How to Collect Securities Prices for SQL Server

Overview of How to Collect Securities Prices for SQL Server

The options for collecting securities prices are rapidly evolving and in this article, we look at different approaches to get data to load into SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson



SQL Aggregate Functions Having, Order By, Distinct, Partition By and more in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL

SQL Aggregate Functions Having, Order By, Distinct, Partition By and more in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL

Learn about similarities and differences of aggregate functions when using Having, Order By, Distinct, Partition By and more in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

Author: Andrea Gnemmi



Learn about SQL SSMS Ports for SQL Server

Learn about SQL SSMS Ports for SQL Server

In this article we learn about network ports used for SQL Server and how to find and use the correct port to connect to SQL Server using SSMS or any application.

Author: Joe Gavin



How to Query SQL Data with Python pyodbc

How 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.

Author: Hristo Hristov



How to Increase the Vertical Orientation of Power BI Report Page

How to Increase the Vertical Orientation of Power BI Report Page

In this article we take a look at how to make the size of a Power BI canvas larger so you can have more space to add visuals to the report.

Author: Kenneth A. Omorodion



What is a data pipeline?

What is a data pipeline?

In this article we cover what data pipelines are, how they compare to ETL and some of the tools that are available.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



5 use cases of SQL Average

5 use cases of SQL Average

Learn various ways to calculate the average of a set of SQL Server rows using the AVG function along with several use cases and examples.

Author: Manvendra Singh



SQL Server vs Oracle: Semantic Search

SQL Server vs Oracle: Semantic Search

Learn about semantic search capabilities in SQL Server and Oracle as well as how to configure databases to use semantic search.

Author: Pablo Echeverria



Why shouldn't I create 15,000 SQL Server partitions in advance?

Why shouldn't I create 15,000 SQL Server partitions in advance?

In this article we look at SQL Server table partitioning and why you would not want to create the maximum 15,000 partitions that are possible for a table.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Becoming a Cloud Data Platform Driven Organization - Part 2

Becoming a Cloud Data Platform Driven Organization - Part 2

This article explores the benefits of adopting a cloud data platform by defining the guiding principles of a Cloud Data Lakehouse, along with what a foundational data journey into the cloud might look like.

Author: Ron L'Esteve



Basic SQL INSERT Statement with Examples

Basic SQL INSERT Statement with Examples

In this article learn about the basics of SQL INSERT statements along with several different examples of how to insert data into SQL Server tables.

Author: Jim Evans



Using T-SQL and the RSI to Predict When to Buy and Sell Financial Securities

Using T-SQL and the RSI to Predict When to Buy and Sell Financial Securities

In this article we look at how to implement a model with SQL code to make predictions based on the Relative Strength Index to determine when to buy and sell financial securities.

Author: Rick Dobson



Reduce Pandas Memory Needs and Errors -  MemoryError: unable to allocate...

Reduce Pandas Memory Needs and Errors - MemoryError: unable to allocate...

Learn how to reduce your memory needs when working with Pandas Dataframes and avoid the error MemoryError: unable to allocate...

Author: Maria Zakourdaev



Different ways to Convert a SQL INT Value into a String Value

Different ways to Convert a SQL INT Value into a String Value

In this article we cover different ways to convert a SQL Server numeric value into a string value.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



How to Import and Export Connections from SQL Server Management Studio

How to Import and Export Connections from SQL Server Management Studio

In this article we look at how to import and export connection information for servers in SQL Server Management Studio for backup and to move to another installation of SSMS.

Author: Joe Gavin








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