As a database administrator, it's your responsibility to ensure the customer data won't get lost in case of a disaster, so you either provide your own backup strategy, use a third-party script, or hire a data management provider. With the first two options, you have full control over your environment so you can know exactly […]
Say we have a stored procedure that has two queries in it, the first query will always get the same plan, but the second query will get different plans and return different numbers of rows depending on which reputation we pass in.
The next version of SQL Server is in early preview and there is a new feature that is going to be very useful for large enterprises that want to run Big Data Clusters and perform additional data science tasks. Instead of embedding Python code in a string and submitting it to the Launchpad engine, we […]
You’re new at this working from home thing, and you’re trying to put Game of Thrones up on a second monitor while you work? Listen, that’s not gonna play out well. You’re gonna get distracted and you’re not gonna get any work done. Instead, if you’re gonna have something in the background, learn about SQL Server.
When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.
There is no good reason for having ANSI_PADDING set to OFF when you create tables in SQL Server. It was provided purely for legacy databases that had code that assumed the old CHAR behavior for dealing with padding, and its use has now been deprecated.
Learn how Grafana can help you quickly set up dashboards to analyze the usage data of your SSRS reports.
Phil Factor provides a powerful DOS batch script which, when coupled with SQL Compare CLI, allows you to build databases from source, during development, and fill them with the specific datasets required for testing.