Prashanth Jayaram

Prashanth Jayaram
Database auditing: Security feature in Azure SQL Database

A quick overview of database audit in SQL

January 28, 2021 by

Database auditing is an important task that helps to guide the organization and can point out areas that can be improved, the cause of functions that aren’t quite working as intended, or simply monitoring activity for compliance with government or industry policies. At its core, an audit simply logs events that are happening on the server instance or in a database and saves them out as audit files that can be reviewed after the fact. In general, the objective of Security, Compliance and Auditing is that “all data should remain secure”. There are many techniques and tools available to secure, protect and safeguard the data, but how do you know what’s right for your organization?

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How to perform Azure SQL database Import/Export operations using PowerShell

January 14, 2021 by

In Azure, the Import/Export operation of the Azure SQL database is a vital part of the database migration methods. It is important to choose the most viable option as per the database migration strategy and business requirements. In addition, the applications that are configured with Azure SQL PaaS databases, the migration specialist could decide and identify several common scenarios where Azure PaaS database are scripted, copied, migrated, moved or backed up.

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Different ways to login to Azure automation using PowerShell

December 22, 2020 by

PowerShell becomes a de facto toolset in the arsenal of Azure automation. PowerShell provides a platform and a friendly way of automating many repeated tasks, which in turn minimize the time-and-cost. PowerShell always comes to the rescue when there is a need for automation, and it is no different for Azure. If you are already familiar with PowerShell cmdlets, then it will be easy to be acquainted with Azure PowerShell modules. For Azure automation, Microsoft provided a set of Azure PowerShell Modules that can be leverage to manage the Azure Cloud platform.

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Quick start guide to Geo-restore in Azure SQL Database

November 24, 2020 by

Azure SQL Database—a cloud-based service model provides a platform to back up the data and ensure to keep the business up-and-running even after the disaster. The data is vital and backup of the data revolves around the process of backup, restoration, recovery, Business-Continuity-Plans (BCP), and disaster recovery (DR). In this article, we will learn:

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Azure SQL Database vs SQL Server on Azure VMs

October 20, 2020 by

The recent trend proves that the adoption of the Cloud has much greater significance and importance in modernizing IT. If you are working on migrating the on-premises SQL Server to Microsoft Azure cloud, you need to have a better understanding of the key differences between Azure SQL databases and SQL Server on Azure VMs and options that work best for you.

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IT Cloud Automation using PowerShell

August 17, 2020 by

Using PowerShell automation, one could easily automate the most common tasks. The future for PowerShell as the automation framework is bright. Shipping PowerShell core on the hybrid platform has opened up new markets, new customers, and new opportunities for Microsoft. At the same time, we still strongly believe in Powershell on Windows Server, Linux and macOS as a great combination for automation.

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Java Language Extensions in SQL Server 2019

August 13, 2020 by

In this article, we will discuss SQL Server 2019 new feature—Java Language Extensions. With the advent of SQL Server 2019, Microsoft always strives to expand its footprint on the capabilities of MLS (Machine Learning Services). It builds a deeper integration between the data-platform and data science under the data science umbrella. The Microsoft SQL Server 2019 MLS extensibility framework provides a solid base for allowing extensions in R, Python, and now Java.

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The trend which proves the SQL is third top used tool

Introduction to SQL

January 29, 2020 by

Today, data is the basis of any business. The world of enterprise computing is the epitome of data-driven businesses. The importance of structured storage of data is unquestionably in the focus. And at this time, with the computing model quickly shifting towards the cloud, and storage costs falling rapidly, enterprises are leveraging data more and more to tune their businesses.

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Provisioning SQL Server 2019 Azure Container Instance using PowerShell

March 28, 2019 by

This guide is all about provisioning SQL Server 2019 using Azure Container Instance (ACI), including the installation and configuration. In this article, we talk about the Azure Container Instance (ACI), the Azure PowerShell module, installation and configuration of SQL Server using the Azure PowerShell module, and automation of installation and deployment using templates.

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