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SQL Window Functions Series: NTILE()

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Unlock the power of SQL's NTILE function with our latest deep-dive article. Learn to segment your data effectively into quantiles for more nuanced analysis, discover common pitfalls and their solutions, and optimize your queries for peak performance.

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2024-02-03 (first published: )

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Creating a Hyperscale Database in Azure Using the Azure Portal

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One of the most effective ways to fully utilize your data is to create an Azure Hyperscale database. The principles of Azure Hyperscale databases have been discussed in this article, including their cost-effectiveness, worldwide accessibility, automatic scaling, and reliable performance.

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2023-12-22

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SQL Window Functions Series: LAG() and LEAD()

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Dive deep into the powerful SQL window functions, LAG() and LEAD(). Explore their intricacies, discover real-world examples, and avoid common pitfalls.

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2023-12-11

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Profiler and Server Side Traces

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Profiler is a GUI based tool that runs a SQL Server trace to capture the metrics listed above as well additional data. This data can then be used to determine where your SQL Server performance issues are related to your TSQL code. Running a trace without using Profiler is known as a Server Side Trace. You can create and start the trace using TSQL commands instead of having to use the GUI.

2023-09-29

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Dive into RDS Custom for SQL Server - Leverage your existing licenses and high availability

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RDS Custom for SQL Server recently released exciting new features related to Bring Your Own Media (BYOM) and High Availability. By using BYOM, customers may leverage their existing SQL Server licenses with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server, when used in accordance to Microsoft terms. This allows customers who have already purchased SQL Server licenses to save on TCO/license costs, while offloading the undifferentiated heavy lifting of database management to Amazon RDS Custom. By using Multi-AZ deployment, customers can now set up high availability for their databases.

2023-08-14

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Writing to Clones

I run this code on SQL Server 2019:

DBCC CLONEDATABASE(imdb, imdb_dev)
I then change to the cloned database, imdb_dev, and run some queries. I then run this code while testing:
INSERT dbo.Title (TitleID, Title, DateReleased) VALUES (3234, 'Maestro', '2023')
GO
What happens?

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