In a post, I wrote last month I showed how you can take advantage of your replicas in SQL Sever by adding a single attribute to your connection string...
2023-11-13 (first published: 2023-10-26)
If you happen to be using C# there is a very easy way to set your application up to take advantage of Read-Only replicas.
Using this connection string: (Some portions...
2023-10-09 (first published: 2023-09-18)
Microsoft SQL Server, like most modern database systems, can convert a query into a set of parallel instructions to improve efficiency. This is map-reduce before map-reduce was a popular...
2023-10-02 (first published: 2023-09-06)
I thought I might pass along, what I have found to be, the most efficient way to validate the check digit within Azure SQL Server. I was looking to...
2023-07-17 (first published: 2023-07-10)
We have very large Analysis Services(SSAS) cubes with billions of records and hundreds of users so we need to be able to monitor the performance of queries. 95% of...
2023-05-29 (first published: 2023-05-17)
In publishing, and Im sure many other industries, we get data at both the daily level and the weekly level. To properly tie these two pieces of data you...
2022-11-16 (first published: 2022-11-05)
My responsibilities revolve around providing the business with the data they need to make informed business decisions. One of those processes requires us to shift data from a Snowflake...
2022-11-11 (first published: 2022-10-30)
I'm excited to be presenting my talk on Building a complete API in Azure
2022-10-21 (first published: 2022-10-20)
With the release of composite models in PowerBI, Ive been able to solve a long-standing issue with SQL Server Analysis Services: text search performance. In this article I am...
2022-10-28 (first published: 2022-10-17)