Hadi Fadlallah

Hadi Fadlallah
list all created indexes in Neo4j

Export indexes and constraints from SQL Server graph databases to Neo4j

April 6, 2021 by

In our previously published article in this series, we explained how to migrate SQL Server graph tables into Neo4j and why migration could be beneficial. We only mentioned how to migrate node and edge tables, and we did not mention indexes and constraints. This article is an extension of the previous one, where we will explain how to export the supported indexes and constraints from SQL Server to the Neo4j graph database. In addition, all codes are added to the project we already published on GitHub.

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Download Manticore search for Windows 64-bit

Manticore search: a continuation of the Sphinx search engine

September 14, 2020 by

In this article, we will be talking about Manticore Search, which is an open-source search engine first released in 2017 as a fork of the Sphinx search engine. We will try to describe this search engine briefly, mention some of its differences from the Sphinx search engine, and we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to build full-text indexes from SQL Server databases. Finally, we will show how to connect to the Manticore engine from the SQL Server management studio using a linked server object. In our previously published articles in this series, we talked briefly about the Sphinx search engine and how to create full-text indexes from SQL Server databases.

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Class hierarchy for the data flow engine in EzApi

Biml alternatives: Building SSIS packages programmatically using EzAPI

March 26, 2020 by

In the previously published article, Biml alternatives: Building SSIS packages programmatically using ManagedDTS, we talked about building SSIS packages using the managed object model of the SSIS engine (ManagedDTS). In this article, we will illustrate another Biml alternative, which is the EzApi class library, and we will make a comparison between both technologies.

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The control flow of the package created using ManagedDTS

Biml alternatives: Building SSIS packages programmatically using ManagedDTS

March 25, 2020 by

In the previously published articles in this series, we have explained how to use Biml to create and manage SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages. In this article, we will talk about the first alternative of this markup language which is the Integration Services managed object model (ManagedDTS and related assemblies) provided by Microsoft.

In this article, we will first illustrate how to create, save and execute SSIS packages using ManagedDTS in C#, then we will do a small comparison with Biml.

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