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Nat Sundar

Next Webcast - SQL Server Continuous Integration Horror Stories

Learn how Continuous Integration will help you deliver consistent and bug free software deployments. Continuous Integration help us to Build, Unit Test and Deploy the components as we develop saving time and stress for Developers.

Author: Nat Sundar



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Nat Sundar

Beginners Guide to Python for SQL Server Professionals

In this tip we cover some basics on how to get started with Python.

Author: Nat Sundar



Rick Dobson

Using T-SQL to Quantify Trend Direction and Strength

In this tip we look at how to use multiple sets of moving averages to predict direction and strength of stock prices.

Author: Rick Dobson



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



Nitansh Agarwal

SQL Server Column Level Encryption Example using Symmetric Keys

Financial firms have sensitive data including credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial history, etc. Based on the sensitivity of the data, it needs to be secured and protected from unauthorized access. With data stored in tables, you have

Author: Nitansh Agarwal



Graham Okely

Build and Automate a SQL Server Status Report on Server Restart or Scheduled

In this tip we build a process that can perform several SQL Server checks at startup or on a scheduled basis.

Author: Graham Okely



Graham Okely

Build and Automate a SQL Server Status Report on Server Restart or Scheduled

In this tip we build a process that can perform several SQL Server checks at startup or on a scheduled basis.

Author: Graham Okely



Douglas P. Castilho

Changing SQL Server Collation After Installation

In some scenarios we can find different SQL Server collations between the server instance and its databases. Sometimes the collation is fixed in some table columns or inside stored procedures to solve some of relationship problems with columns that have

Author: Douglas P. Castilho



Dallas Snider

Quick Guide to Upgrading to SQL Server 2014

What are the steps involved in a simple upgrade to SQL Server 2014? I am currently running an older version of SQL Server and want to do an in place upgrade. In this tip we do a walk through of the installation process.

Author: Dallas Snider



Saurabh Desai

Market Basket Analysis in R and Power BI

In this tip we look at how to use Power BI to help us find items that are closely correlated for things like products that are purchased together.

Author: Saurabh Desai



Haroon Ashraf

SQL Server Reference Data Best Practices - Part 1

Reference data can be added to the database by multiple developers and testers, thereby causing inconsistencies. In this tip we will look at how this can be solved.

Author: Haroon Ashraf



Koen Verbeeck

How to use the TREATAS function in DAX

One of the relatively new functions for Analysis Services Tabular, Power Pivot and Power BI is TREATAS. In this tip, we’ll introduce you to the syntax and concepts of the function and show some uses cases where this function can be useful.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



Jeffrey Yao

SQL Server HotFix History Analysis

In this tip we look at how frequently fixes are released for SQL Server.

Author: Jeffrey Yao



Tim Smith

Zip and Copy SQL Server Backup Files with PowerShell

In this tip we look at how we can backup and zip up SQL Server backup files using PowerShell.

Author: Tim Smith



Sadequl Hussain

How to Save Costs on Non-Production SQL Server RDS Instances

In this tip we look at how you can configure your AWS Relational Database Services (RDS) to reduce costs.

Author: Sadequl Hussain



Joe Gavin

Automating a SQL Server Database Refresh

In this tip we cover the basics of what needs to be done to setup a process to automate refreshing a dev or test environment with a recent database backup.

Author: Joe Gavin



K. Brian Kelley

Return SQL Server Connections Information Using sys.dm_exec_connections

In this tip we look at we can use SQL Server DMV sys.dm_exec_connections to see what current connections are doing for troubleshooting and monitoring.

Author: K. Brian Kelley



Nisarg Upadhyay

Stored procedure to import files into a SQL Server FILESTREAM enabled table

In this tip we look at a process and stored procedure to help populate our SQL Server database with filestream data.

Author: Nisarg Upadhyay



Cate Murray

6 Performance Trends to Help You Move from a Good to Great Performer!

In this tip we look at six tips you can use to help land a better job.

Author: Cate Murray



Pinakin Patel

Install SQL Server 2017 on Red Hat Linux on AWS - Part 2

In this second part of this tip we look at how to install SQL Server 2017 on Red Hat Linux on AWS.

Author: Pinakin Patel



Daniel Farina

Update SQL Server Applications on Ubuntu Linux with Apt

In this tip we take a look at how to update SQL Server applications when using Ubuntu Linux using the Apt utility.

Author: Daniel Farina



Tim Smith

SQL Server Regex Tutorial

We can use regular expressions (sometimes called Regex) with T-SQL to tackle some common problems with data using this tool. In this tutorial, we will practice using regular expressions for filtering precise phrases involving alphabetic, numeric and speci

Author: Tim Smith



Graham Okely

Build and Automate a SQL Server Status Report on Server Restart or Scheduled

In this tip we build a process that can perform several SQL Server checks at startup or on a scheduled basis.

Author: Graham Okely



Quest

Whitepaper - SQL Server DBA Trends and Challenges

To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, a study was performed to survey DBAs and those responsible for the management of the corporate data management infrastructure. The more than 200 respondents came from a wide range of industries...

Author: Quest



SIOS

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







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