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PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram

Technology enthusiast with 7+ years of experience in Database Technology. I am Microsoft Certified Professional with certificates of OCA, MCP, MCTS, MCITP developer, MCITP administration and backed with a degree in Master of Computer Application. My expertise lies in T-SQL programming, Replication, PowerShell and Performance Tuning. Hobbies are Drawing, playing soccer and listening to Melodies songs.

How to use Python in SQL Server 2017 to obtain advanced data analytics

On the 19th of April 2017, Microsoft held an online conference called Microsoft Data Amp to showcase how Microsoft’s latest innovations put data, analytics and artificial intelligence at the heart of business transformation. Microsoft has, over the last few years, made great strides in accelerating the pace of innovation… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 20 June 2017

Top string functions in SQL Server 2017

SQL Server 2017 has been in the talk for its many features that simplify a developer’s life. With the previous versions, developers had to write T-SQL, or user-defined functions using temporary tables, and build complex logic, just for string manipulation. In almost every database I work with, I see many… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 8 June 2017

Migrate an SQL database from Windows to Linux using backup-and-restore and SMB Protocol

In an attempt decouple systems, we may modularize them. In most cases, we would need to move databases from one server to another—sometimes, even move them from Windows to Linux.

In the case of moving a database to Linux, SQL Server’s Backup and Restore feature is the recommended mode of… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 16 May 2017

Installation of SQL Server vNext CTP on Linux Distribution CentOS 7

It was a paradigm shift in December 2016, when Microsoft made their SQL Server database available for Linux; it was the first time in history that Microsoft ever designed SQL Server to run on a non-Windows operating system. SQL Server vNext was released for public preview so the user community…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 10 May 2017

Understanding Database Backup Encryption in SQL Server

Terabytes of data, millions of rows; the entire business depends on this — a database administrator’s responsibility is as massive as it sounds. Apart from keeping the data secure, a database administrator also has to keep the system up and running, and restore the data as needed, in case of… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 3 May 2017

SQL Server 2016 enhancements – Truncate Table and Table Partitioning

The idea behind this article is to discuss the importance and the implication of SQL Partition and understand the truncate command partitioning enhancements in SQL 2016

One of the biggest challenges for a DBA is to identify the right candidate for table partitioning, as it requires expertise in design and… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 19 April 2017

SQL Server Database Recovery Process Internals – database STARTUP Command

A database recovery process is an essential requirement for database systems, It can be a tedious job and the process of recovery varies on a lot of scenarios. The desire to improve recovery results has resulted in various procedures but understood by few and prone to errors. In this article,… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 28 March 2017

Custom keyboard shortcuts in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

People love taking shortcuts because it’s the easiest way to do things faster; computers are no exception. Shortcuts, particularly ones performed by keyboard, can save you hours of time once applied properly. Learning keyboard shortcut saves you a lot of time; you’ll definitely notice a boost the productivity because you’re… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 27 March 2017

Illustration of an example availability monitoring service Using PowerShell and SQL

This article discusses a simple solution of how to monitor SQL service availability across multiple servers and reporting. To build this I’ll use SQL Server with simple PowerShell script and cmdlets which generate JSON data and displays results in HTML

Article highlights

  • Defines the objective of JSON
  • Explains the PoSH…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 23 March 2017

PowerShell: Managing Service(s) Using WMI, CIM and Get-Service Cmdlet

Abstract

A common task of any administrator is to manage and maintain the application availability by checking the various services status, accomplish configuring the services and restarting the service on a local/remote system. There are several components are available to accomplish this day to day tasks.This can be done using…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 10 March 2017

SQL: Different ways to generate sequence

There was a question from the op regarding adding a new column to a query output by generating the cyclic sequence numbers from 1 to 3.

Select A =identity(int,1,1),B,C from table_abs

1,A,41

2,B,13

3,C,90

4,D,91

5,E,98

6,F,12

7,G,54

8,H,16

For this output, the 4th column generates the Sequence of numbers… Read more

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 6 February 2017

SQL Server 2016: JSON integration

Abstract

This article helps to explain the application of JSON data and the use of new SQL 2016 constructs that enable an integration of JSON data into a relational schema.

The idea behind this article is to list as many examples of JSON nested elements, an inclusion of sample data,…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 23 January 2017

My Interview published on Microsoft Technet Blog

Wish you a Happy New Year to all the readers and technical enthusiasts!!!

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wikininjas/2017/01/02/interview-with-a-sql-server-expert-and-wiki-ninja-prashanth-jayaram/

My interview is published on the Microsoft Technet blog yesterday

 

 


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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 3 January 2017

PowerShell : Monitoring and Notification – Disk Space Alerts

“Microsoft Technet Guru – Gold Medal Winning Article- Nov, 2016”

Abstract

Monitoring disk space utilization of server(s) is the critical and important job for any administrator. Keeping things organized might improve application availability and server availability. This article takes us through the in-detail steps to read each drive and notify…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 19 December 2016

SQL Server: Discuss Execute(SQL) At LinkedServer

Abstract

This article details the use of “Execute AT LinkedServer” clause. It’s best in some ways when you are trying to run dynamic complex queries  across heterogeneous data source. There are many instances that OpenQuery/OpenRowSet and four-part qualifier calling might not work in the complex SQL design.  The limitation of…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 9 November 2016

SQL : How to Find Unused Indexes details

The Dynamic Management View (DMV) named sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats that track  index usage details of the database. This DMV gives an information about an index which is being updated but not used in any seeks, scan or lookup operations.

The below query list

  1. Table name
  2. Index name
  3. No of Rows
  4. Size of…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 1 November 2016

PowerShell : CSV – Disk Space Report – Excel

Abstract

Monitoring disk space utilization of server(s) is a critical and important job for any administrator. Keeping things organized might improve application availability and server availability. Being a database administrator for 10 years, I have faced and handled/managed lot of issues with disk space. This article takes us through the…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 24 October 2016

PowerShell: Extending Modules – System Parameter measurement

The Microsoft Technet Guru Award  (August 2016) winning article  – Silver

PowerShell: Extending Modules – System Parameter measurement

PowerShell: Extending Modules – System Parameter measurement

Abstract

The objective of this post to illustrate the various methods of creating PoSH Modules. To explain different methods, have considered PoSH GUI functions which…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 3 October 2016

SQL Server: Monitoring Disk Space with FSUTIL command line utility

Table of Contents

Introduction

This article talks about one of SQL method to fetch the disk usage details and use of T-SQL in conjunction with invoking FSUTIL utility using SQL Windows Shell interface xp_cmdshell. The FSUTIL…

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Posted in PowerSQL By Prashanth Jayaram on 27 September 2016

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