Server management

Aveek Das
Creating an AWS Athena instance and querying it

Using SQL Server to query data from Amazon Athena

November 5, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to use SQL Server to query data that resides in Amazon S3 buckets with the help of Amazon Athena. SQL Server is one of the most popular relational database management systems developed by Microsoft. SQL Server can be installed on-premises or on popular cloud services like Azure or AWS. For the purpose of this demonstration, we are going to use SQL Server that has been installed on-premises. Also, as a pre-requisite for this tutorial, we would need to have an AWS account valid and some knowledge about Amazon Athena.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
SQL Server version number in ERRORLOG file

Different methods to identify the SQL Server version number

December 11, 2019 by

In this article, I am going to show different methods to identify the SQL Server version number and its edition. Also, I have included the list of known SQL Server version numbers, Service Packs (SP), and Cumulative Updates (CU of MS SQL Server 2019, 2017). I have not included the hotfixes and CUs of SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions.

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Jefferson Elias

A concrete example of migration between an Oracle Database and SQL Server using Microsoft Data Migration Assistant

April 12, 2018 by

Introduction

Intended audience

This document is intended for application developers and database administrators who plan to migrate an Oracle Database to Microsoft SQL Server.

Context

In the previous article, we saw how to install and prepare to migrate one or more Oracle Schema(s) and their objects to SQL Server. Now it’s time to go through the migration process…

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Jefferson Elias

Migrating an Oracle Database to SQL Server with Microsoft Data Migration Assistant – Installation Process and Short Overview

March 27, 2018 by

Intended audience

This document is intended for application developers and database administrators who plan to migrate an Oracle Database to Microsoft SQL Server.

Context

Nowadays, most IT professionals are aware that Oracle Database is a very good database solution, but it’s not inexpensive, to say the least. If you want to partition a table in Oracle, it’s an option that you must pay for, which is the same for advanced security options like Database Encryption or Dynamic Data Masking. In contrast, SQL Server comes with these options out of the box when you use the Enterprise Edition.

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Vitor Montalvão

Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.1 for Oracle

December 12, 2016 by

Introduction

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) is a free supported tool from Microsoft that simplifies and automates database migration processes (assessment analysis, necessary conversions, data migration and tests) from Microsoft Access, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and DB2 to SQL Server, Azure SQL DB and SQL Server vNext (at the time I’m writing this article, SQL Server vNext stills in CTP1 version, so being a technical preview version it should not be used for production migrations).

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