Building out processes and mechanisms for automated code deployments and testing can be quite a lot of work and isn’t easy. Now, try the same thing with data, and...
2020-12-03 (first published: 2020-11-23)
If you’re attempting to implement automation in and around your deployments, you’re going to find there is quite a steep learning curve for DevOps and DevOps-style implementations. Since adopting...
2020-11-25 (first published: 2020-11-16)
The purpose of a foreign key is to ensure data integrity by making sure that data added to a child table actually exists in the parent table and preventing...
2020-11-09 (first published: 2020-11-02)
Today we have a guest editorial as Steve is out of town at the PASS Summit. Grant looks at disasters and being prepared.
2020-10-20 (first published: 2016-10-24)
A lot of stored procedures have multiple statements and determining the most costly statement in a given proc is a very common task. After all, you want to focus...
2020-10-19 (first published: 2020-10-12)
With all the stuff going on around the world over the last year, maintaining some degree of mental stability can be quite a challenge. Speaking only for myself, while...
2020-10-09 (first published: 2020-10-05)
I love questions. Most of all, I love questions I can answer. I spotted this question recently: How can I use Profiler to capture execution plans for queries over...
2020-10-05 (first published: 2020-09-28)
I was contacted by Stellar Info quite a while ago. They asked me to try out their software. I said yes, but I was really bad about getting it...
2020-10-01 (first published: 2020-09-23)