In SQL Server there are 4 different ranking functions: RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE, and ROW_NUMBER. These ranking functions were introduced in SQL Server 2005. In this stairway level I will be reviewing each of these different ranking functions, and will show you how to use them by providing a few examples.
In this article I demonstrate how to use Delta Lake's time travel functionality for ETL logging along with steps to take to implement.
The VALUES clause makes inserting literal values into a table simple and easy. In this article, Joe Celko explains how to use the VALUES clause.
To fully appreciate just how different columnstore indexes are, and why work so well in reporting and online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads, but not for online transaction processing (OLTP), we must first look at the traditional “rowstore” indexes.
Check out this tip to easily find out what version of SQL Server you are running.
Haven't seen SQL Monitor in a while? If you'd like to see how it enables you to always have the answers to the health of your estate, and proactively find potential problems before they impact your users, here's a 30 minute demo for you to watch whenever it suits you.