Aveek Das
AWS Certifications - AWS CCP

Preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP) exam

March 1, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Cloud Computing is one of the most fast-moving technologies in today’s world. With the rising demand for cloud computing platforms, more and more companies have already started using the cloud or are in the process of moving their infrastructure to the cloud. When the question of cloud vendors comes in, AWS is mostly preferred by major companies, also Azure is on the second list after AWS. With this demand, companies also continuously look for talented individuals who can help them lift and shift their infrastructure all already advise them with their existing cloud infrastructure.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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Move SQL database files in SQL Server 2019 on Linux

February 26, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain how we can move the SQL database files to another location in Ubuntu 18.04. For the demonstration, I have installed Ubuntu 18.04, SQL Server 2019 on Linux on my workstation. You can read SQL Server 2019 on Linux with Ubuntu to understand the step-by-step installation process of the SQL Server 2019 on Linux. We will move database files of AdventureWorks2019 and Wideworldimportors database. To move the databases, we can use any of the following methods:

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Ben Richardson
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Working with Power BI report themes

February 25, 2021 by

Microsoft’s Power BI is a data analytics tool that can be used to plot rich reports and graphs for data analysis without writing a single line of code. Among myriads of other features, you can apply different types of Power BI report themes to change the outlook of your reports.

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Aveek Das
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Exporting data with Pandas in Python

February 24, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss the various ways in which we can use Pandas in python to export data to a database table or a file. In my previous article Getting started with Pandas in Python, I have explained in detail how to get started with analyzing data in python. Pandas is one of the most popular libraries used for the purpose of data analysis. It is very easy and intuitive to use. Personally, I love using the library due to the ease of use and the great documentation that is available online.

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Dinesh Asanka

Elastic Jobs in Azure SQL Database

February 18, 2021 by

Introduction

I have dedicated this article to the topic of Elastic Jobs in Azure SQL Database which is in Public Review. This feature allows you to run scheduled tasks in your Azure SQL Databases. This is similar to SQL Server Agent you have in the On-prem SQL Server versions. However, in Elastic Jobs, you can execute the scheduled tasks in multiple Azure SQL Servers and multiple Databases which is an added advantage when considering the features of SQL Server Agent. Further, this execution performs parallelly.

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Aveek Das
Stored Procedure for moving data

Advanced usages of Data-Tier applications

February 12, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain some of the advanced usages of data-tier applications in Visual Studio. In my previous article, Working with Database Projects, I have explained how you can start building your database applications for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database using Visual Studio. This article will specifically focus on using SQLCMD variables and Publish Profiles of the Data-Tier Application development. For a better understanding, I would recommend reading the previous article and it will help to clear the basic concepts.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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Automate SQL database backups using Maintenance Plans

February 12, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn how we can automate the backup of the SQL database using database maintenance plans. Data is one of the most important assets of any organization, and as a database administrator, it is our prime responsibility to protect it. There are various tools available that can be used to back up the data. These tools use state of the art technology to protect the data, and some of them are very costly. Instead of using these costly tools, some organizations prefer to use SQL native backups. These backups of SQL database can be automated by SQL Server Agent Jobs or Windows’ task scheduler.

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Aveek Das
PEP Workflow - Programming in Python

Best practices to follow while programming in Python

February 9, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss some of the best practices that a programmer must follow while programming in python. Python as a language has evolved to a great extent over the last few decades and has gained popularity amongst a lot of software programmers, data enthusiasts, and system administrators. This is because of the ease of writing code in python and the large community behind it.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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Learn MySQL: An overview of MySQL Binary Logs

February 9, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the concept of MySQL Binary Logs and their architecture. I am covering the following details in this article.

  1. An overview of MySQL binary logs and their architecture
  2. How to enable and disable binary logging
  3. View and change the location of the binary logs
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