As organisations move to cloud platforms like Azure and AWS, understanding security is more important than ever. In this article, Vasanth Makam explains what companies need to know to make sure their data is secure.
Alexander Diab demonstrates how a team of developers can work on and test features in different branches of a SQL Server database development project, while their local development database automatically remains 'synchronized' with the current branch in version control.
In this article we look at different examples of how to use GROUP BY with your SQL Server queries and the different results you get with the various options.
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.
Grant Fritchey explains what's involved in masking a SQL Server database. It can seem a daunting task, but it all becomes a lot more logical if you start from a plan, based on agreed data classifications, and then use a tool like Data Masker to implement the masking, and track progress.
When the optimizer doesn’t estimate the correct amount of memory for a query, either memory is wasted that could be used for other processes or some operations will spill to disk. Microsoft has added Memory Grant Feedback to help overcome this issue. In this article, Greg Larsen explains what you need to know about this new feature.
This is the second article in a series on the basics of using Git. The other articles in the series are: Basic Git for DBAs: Getting Started with Git In the first article, we covered the basics. In this one, we will look at how to share our files with others. We will learn how […]