Introduction Microsoft announced in September 2018 that SQL Server 2019, which is now in preview, will have a Big Data Cluster deployment option. This is a Big-Data-capable SQL Server with elastic scale and extended Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, mostly as a result of deep integration of Hadoop and Spark out-of-the-box. The new SQL Server Big […]
This article by Adam Aspin reviews the Azure Cosmos DB SQL API from the perspective of the relational database developer. More specifically it will show you how to leverage your Structured Query Language skills to exploit the core possibilities of Cosmos DB as a NoSQL document database.
Index maintenance can be a real headache for database administrators as tables grow larger and maintenance windows shrink. In this article, Greg Larsen demonstrates resumable index operations available with SQL Server 2017 and 2019. This feature helps DBAs work around those small maintenance windows by allowing certain index operations to be paused and restarted again later.
SQL Server supports partially contained databases. This gives you the option of adding database users with a password inside the database. This makes the database easier to move to another instance or participate in an Always On Availability Group. In this article, Robert Sheldon explains how to work with users in contained databases.
Whether or not to have NULLable columns in a table can be a religious debate, and how missing data is represented should be carefully considered during database design. In this article, Joe Celko considers the ways that SQL Server handles NULLs in several situations.
This post covers the basic details that you need to know while developing a RESTful API using Node, Express and SQL Server.