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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.

Author: John DeMatteo

Understanding SQL Server T-SQL Configuration Functions

Learn about SQL Server configuration functions and how these can be used to return information about SQL Server, sessions, configuration settings and more.

Author: Manvendra Singh

PowerShell for the DBA - Performing DBA tasks using SQL Server CMDLETs

Learn how to use these PowerShell scripts in SQL Server to get instance details, create backups, manage SQL Server jobs, start an instance and more.

Author: Alejandro Cobar

SQL Server 2022 Restore a database from AWS S3 bucket - Part 3

In this article we look at how to restore a SQL Server 2022 database using AWS S3 storage along with several examples.

Author: Rajendra Gupta

Create a Microsoft SQL Server Database

In this article we look at the basic steps for creating a new SQL Server database using either the SSMS GUI or a T-SQL script.

Author: Jan Potgieter

SQL Server CLR Stored Procedure Development

In this article we look at how to build Common Runtime Language CLR stored procedures in SQL Server along with different ways a stored procedure can be written in CLR.

Author: Daniel Farina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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