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Esat Erkec
Performance comparison Batch mode vs Row mode

SQL Server 2019 new features: Batch Mode on Rowstore

May 27, 2020 by

In this article, we will explain batch mode on rowstore feature, which was announced with SQL Server 2019. The main benefit of this feature is that it improves the performance of analytical queries, and it also reduces the CPU utilization of these types of queries. Behind the scene, this performance enhancement uses the batch mode query processing feature for the data, which is stored in row format. Also, this feature has been using by columnstored indexes for a long time.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Connect to SQL Server

How to install SQL Server 2012 express edition

March 9, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how we can install SQL Server 2012 express edition using the SQL Server installation center. Additionally, I will also explain how we can use the SQL Server installation configuration file to perform an unattended (silent) installation. First, download the SQL Server express edition from this location. Once the installation file is downloaded, let us begin the installation process.

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Esat Erkec
Downloading the SQL Server 2019 Express install package

How to install SQL Server Express edition

January 16, 2020 by

What is SQL Server Express edition?

SQL Express is a free and feature-limited edition of SQL Server that has been being published since the SQL Server 2005 version and it still continues to be published by Microsoft. Nowadays, Microsoft has released the Express edition of SQL Server 2019. We can use this edition for lightweight data-driven mobile, desktop or web applications. However, when we decide to use this edition, the supported features have to be checked in the Editions and supported features of SQL Server 2019. For example, the database size can not exceed 10 GB and the SQL Server Agent feature is not supported by the Express editions. As a result, we must take the limited features into consideration before planning to use the SQL Express Editions.

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Rajendra Gupta
SQL Server 2019 features

Overview of SQL Server 2019 General Availability and installation

November 19, 2019 by

Introduction

On November 4th, 2019, during the Ignite conference at Orlando, Microsoft released the General Availability of its flagship product Microsoft SQL Server 2019. SQL 2019 provides various enhancements to its core database engine and offers integration with Big data (Apache Spark, Data Lake), Machine learning, Linux/container compatibility with Kubernetes.

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Daniel Calbimonte
SQL Server on-premises or SQL Cloud

SQL Server download guide

July 22, 2019 by

Introduction

This article serves as a SQL Server Download guide for both beginners and beyond. Some years ago, it was pretty simple to download the installer because you had all the components installed. Now, it is harder because you need to install several components, there are several versions and editions. This guide will help you to understand which version and edition needs to be downloaded.

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Prashanth Jayaram
Azure PowerShell module - SSMS view of Azure Container Instance

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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