One thing that on occasion bugs me about PDW or APS or whatever it happens to be called this week is the lack of a UI to do things. I’m not one of those people who has to have a UI to perform operations. I have no problem creating databases, doing backups or creating tables through code. That being said there are times when a UI is helpful to just look up information.
Just today I needed to find out who the database owner was and had to do so through T-SQL. If you look at the sys.databases table you will notice there is an owner_sid column but to the naked eye it is pretty useless. So here is what you need, wrap ownser_sid in syser_sname and you are good to go. Find the code below. Enjoy!
SELECT suser_sname(owner_sid), * FROM sys.databases