Additional Articles

PolyBase in SQL Server 2019 – The End of ETL?

PolyBase has been around since 2016, but Microsoft is enhancing it in 2019 with the ability to connect to more data sources. You can now use PolyBase to connect to other SQL Server instances, and it’s easy to set up with a wizard. In this article Benjamin Weissman explains what’s new in PolyBase and walks you through setting it up and connecting to an external table.

2019-08-08

Practical steps for end-to-end data protection

If you plan to make production data available for development and test purposes, you'll need to understand which columns contain personal or sensitive data, create a data catalog to record those decisions, devise and implement a data masking, and then provision the sanitized database copies. Richard Macaskill show how to automate as much of this process as possible.

2019-08-02

Blogs

Query Performance Tuning with Filtered Statistics

By

Introduction I recently got a call from our DBA telling me that the CPU...

Performance Tuning Steps Query by looking an execution plan and effectiveness of the index Part 2

By

How to read execution plan to improve poorly... [[ This is a content summary only....

VSCode Tips–Remove the Highlighted Line

By

VSCode was making me crazy as I was writing a script. I like a...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

Growing and Changing

By Steve Jones - SSC Editor

Comments posted to this topic are about the item Growing and Changing

Azure Stretch Database, Part I: Getting Going

By SQLBlimp

Comments posted to this topic are about the item Azure Stretch Database, Part I:...

Minimalistic SELECT

By Thomas Franz

Comments posted to this topic are about the item Minimalistic SELECT

Visit the forum

Ask SSC

SQL Server Q&A from the SQLServerCentral community

Get answers