Daniel Calbimonte

SQL commands in SQL Server

November 22, 2021 by

Introduction

If you are here, it means that you want to learn the SQL commands. This article applies to SQL Server especially, but most of the theory is similar to Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and other databases. The SQL commands are instructions that we send to the database to get information, manipulate the information or create objects, modify them, and handle the access to the information.

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Manvendra Singh
Azure SQL database dashboard page

Understanding Backups for Azure SQL Database

November 18, 2021 by

Azure SQL database is Database as a Service offering under the PaaS model in the Azure cloud. It is a fully managed SQL Server database engine that uses the latest stable version of SQL Server enterprise edition. This database service offers rich functionalities to increase the availability with the help of in-built high availability capability and reduce the manageability efforts by using easy and smooth deployments, automatic backup, and patching, etc. We generally use this deployment for modern cloud-compatible applications or if we want to leverage hyperscale or serverless options. This article will explain Azure SQL database backups to help you understand how backups work for these databases in the background and how can we use them for our data protection and recovery requirements.

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Manvendra Singh

Getting started with Azure SQL

November 8, 2021 by

This article will help you understand Azure SQL and its deployment options available in the Azure cloud. This article would be helpful to you if you are planning to migrate your SQL Server workloads to Azure cloud or want to provision a SQL database for your new application development. You will learn which deployment option would be beneficial for your database workload in this article.

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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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