Frank Solomon
A Kusto query.

Azure Data Explorer and the Kusto Query Language

June 21, 2021 by

Introduction

Microsoft Azure Data Explorer handles and analyzes petabyte-masses of structured and unstructured data. In Azure Data Explorer, users lever the Kusto query language (KQL) for their data analysis work. This article, part one of a two-part article, will introduce KQL. This article will also describe a free Microsoft online interactive resource that allows for hands-on Kusto exploration and learning. Part two will describe more aspects of KQL, and use those aspects to solve a real-world data problem.

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Aveek Das

Learn NoSQL in Azure: An overview of Azure Cosmos DB

June 16, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn Azure Cosmos DB. This article is a part of the series “Learn NoSQL in Azure”, where we will explore all the different types of non-relational databases that are supported in Azure at the moment. Azure is one of the most popular public cloud platforms that has a big market share all over the world. Cosmos DB is a part of the Databases section in Azure that allows customers to create and use NoSQL or non-relational databases and consume these at scale. You can leverage Cosmos DB to build highly scalable and robust cloud-based applications that support modern big data workloads. Let us understand more about what a NoSQL database is all about and how it is different from a relational database. Although this article focuses on the NoSQL related to Azure, it is to be known that other open-source projects support NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra, etc. However, these topics are out of the scope of this article and we will focus on Azure mostly.

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Daniel Calbimonte

Database interview questions

June 11, 2021 by

Introduction

If you are applying to a new DBA job or a job that requires database knowledge, you probably want to study the most common questions in an interview. If that is your case, this article may be useful. The article contains typical questions about databases. The database interview questions that are typical are the following:

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Aveek Das
Installing the PostgreSQL management tool - PGAdmin

An overview of PGAdmin – PostgreSQL Management Tool

June 10, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn about PGAdmin, a PostgreSQL management tool. As you are aware SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and the MySQL Workbench are the GUI management tools for SQL Server and MySQL respectively. Similarly, in order to manage the Postgres database and its services, PGAdmin is used. PGAdmin is a web-based GUI tool used to interact with the Postgres database sessions, both locally and remote servers as well. You can use PGAdmin to perform any sort of database administration required for a Postgres database.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
set database to single user mode

ALTER DATABASE SET SINGLE_USER statement in SQL Server

June 7, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to explore the purpose of the ALTER DATABASE SET SINGLE_USER statement. The ALTER DATABASE SET SINGLE_USER is used to put the database in single-user mode. When any database is in single-user mode, the new user cannot connect to the database. However, the users that are already connected to the database do not get disconnected.

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Aveek Das
Connecting to the PostgreSQL instance using PGAdmin4

Install and upgrade PostgreSQL to support Spatial Data

May 26, 2021 by

Spatial data deals with data related to geography. In this article, we are going to understand the various concepts related to geographic or spatial data and how PostgreSQL can be leveraged as a database to store such geographic information. As you might be already aware, PostgreSQL is a popular and widely used open-source relational database management system that can handle production workloads very easily. With the availability of the cloud, you can quickly spin up instances of Postgres on major public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.

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