Mala Mahadevan

My name is Malathi, a.k.a Mala - I am a DBA turned BI/Data Science person, working with SQL Server since 6.5. I am also founder of the Louisville SQL Server user group, organizer of 8 SQL Saturdays, Regional mentor for northeast, and 14-year PASS conference attendee. In my spare time I love to garden, travel, read, paint, and do yoga.

SQLServerCentral Article

Formatting T-SQL Scripts using ScriptDOM and PowerShell

Well-formatted scripts are always easier to maintain and enhance readability to high degree. Formatting standards are an important part of coding standards anywhere and if not, they need to be. If there are a large number of scripts this can add up to a significant amount of time needed to maintain them. It is also […]

4.4 (5)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2021-08-27

8,348 reads

SQLServerCentral Article

Querying database schema using graph tables

SQL Server 2017 introduced the concept of graph data tables as part of the SQL Server database engine. With SQL Server 2019, there were some enhancements like ‘shortest path’ function and constraints on edge tables that make this feature more usable – although it is far from a full-fledged graph database. Graph tables are essentially […]

4.2 (5)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2019-12-23

15,034 reads

SQLServerCentral Article

Querying Temporal Tables

Temporal tables a.k.a Table Versioning was introduced in SQL Server 2016 and is an easy, convenient way to track changes to data. A good introduction to temporal tables can be found here. One of the key advantages of versioning tables is easy of querying – or getting a ‘single pane of glass’ look of how […]

5 (2)

You rated this post out of 5. Change rating

2019-07-29

14,015 reads

Blogs

Calling a REST Endpoint from Azure SQL DB

By

External REST endpoint invocation in Azure SQL DB went GA in August 2023. Whereas...

Monday Monitor Tips – Adding Redgate Monitor Custom Metrics from SQLMonitorMetrics

By

This post talks about adding custom metrics from the sqlmonitormetrics.com site automatically and how...

Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance for Administrators, a Book Review

By

I was asked to review the following book by the publisher, and I must...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

how can vs see SSIS under my regular user id but not my admin?

By stan

Hi, we run vs 2022.   I'm stumped how when i run VS as admin...

error in both ssis and ssms - something about losing connections - new error

By stan

hi for about 4 or 5 days now, i've been seeing various connections (to...

The Biggest Database Professional Challenges Today

By Steve Jones - SSC Editor

Comments posted to this topic are about the item The Biggest Database Professional Challenges...

Visit the forum

Question of the Day

The Last DBCC Date

How can I easily get the last DBCC CheckDB date from T-SQL in SQL Server 2022?

See possible answers