Aveek Das
Deploying the serverless application

Deploy serverless applications using the AWS SAM CLI

August 18, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to learn to deploy serverless applications to the AWS Cloud using the AWS SAM CLI. This article is a part of the three-article series “Develop and Deploy Serverless Applications with AWS SAM CLI”. If you have some idea about how to develop and test your serverless applications locally using the AWS SAM CLI, then you might proceed with this article. However, if you want to learn more about developing and running your code locally, I would strongly recommend reading the previous articles of this series, Getting started with the AWS SAM CLI and Set up a local serverless environment using the AWS SAM CLI, which explains in detail the various configurations required to start and run the serverless functions on your local.

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Aveek Das
Opening serverless app in VS Code

Set up a local serverless environment using the AWS SAM CLI

August 18, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to work on setting up your local development environment for creating serverless applications using the AWS SAM CLI. This article is a part of the three-article series “Develop and Deploy Serverless Applications with AWS SAM CLI”. If you already know about the working principle of the AWS SAM CLI, you may proceed with this; otherwise, I would highly recommend reading my previous article on the series, Getting started with the AWS SAM CLI, where I talk about the introduction to the AWS Serverless Application Model and its workflow.

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Ben Richardson
A bar chart which is the output of applying the advanced filter

Power BI Visuals: Working with Filters

August 18, 2020 by

Power BI is a data analytics tool that can be used to analyze data with the help of Power BI visuals.

Power BI is a Microsoft application and is available as a desktop application as well as a cloud service. It comes with a variety of visual and filtering options that can be used to create Power BI visuals.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
create and drop temp table: create a new temp table using select query.

Learn MySQL: Create and drop temp tables

August 18, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to learn how to create a temp table and further drop these tables. The temporary tables are session-specific tables that are created within the session. When the session closes, the table is dropped by itself. A temporary table exists within a session only; therefore, a table created by one session is not visible to another session. For example, Session ID 501 has created a temporary table then session ID 502 cannot access it or manipulate it. Two different sessions can have a temporary table with the same name.

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Esat Erkec
Measuring disk latency with Perfmon for SQL Server troubleshooting

SQL Server troubleshooting: Disk I/O problems

August 17, 2020 by

In this article, we will discuss how to resolve I/O problems that is a very important point for the SQL Server troubleshooting. The storage subsystem is one of the significant performance factors for the databases. Detecting and identifying I/O problems in SQL Server can be a tough task for the database administrators (DBAs). Generally, the underlying reasons for the I/O problems can be:

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Prashanth Jayaram

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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Aveek Das
AWS SAM Workflow

Getting started with the AWS SAM CLI

August 17, 2020 by

In this article, we will learn the concept of the AWS SAM CLI. This is a part of the three-article series “Develop and Deploy Serverless Applications with AWS SAM CLI”. SAM, abbreviated for Serverless Application Model is a framework provided by Amazon Web Services, which can be leveraged to build applications on the local machine and deploy those to the AWS Lambdas directly.

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Aveek Das
Notebook

Getting started with Jupyter Notebooks

August 14, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain what Jupyter Notebooks are and how to install the same on your machine. Further, I will demonstrate how to use these notebooks using Visual Studio Code and perform data analysis and other development activities. It is an open-source platform using which you can create and share documents that contain live code, equations, and visualizations along with the formatted text. Most importantly, these notebooks can be run on the web browser by just starting a server and using it. This open-source project is maintained by the team at Project Jupyter.

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Ahmad Yaseen

Data Engineer Interview Questions and Answers: SQL Workload Migration to Microsoft Azure Database Platforms

August 13, 2020 by

In this article, we will discuss a number of questions that you may face when being interviewed to a Microsoft Azure Data Engineer position. These questions will focus on the process of migrating the SQL Server databases from the on-premises instances to the Microsoft Azure database services.

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Prashanth Jayaram
SQL Server Java file

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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Daniel Calbimonte
SQL Certification list

SQL Certifications

August 7, 2020 by

Introduction

Many people ask me how to get the Microsoft SQL Certification. SQL Server has a lot of certifications and specializations. In this article, we will provide an introduction to each of them and provide some tips related. At the time of this publication, we are under the Coronavirus era. Many people are at home with free time. Instead of watching all the bad COVID 19 news, it is a great idea to earn a new certification.

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Ben Richardson
Selecting the treemap visualisation to add on to our report.

Power BI Visuals: Working with Treemaps and Tables

August 6, 2020 by

In this article, you will learn how to work with Treemaps and Tables, which are two of the most commonly used Power BI visuals. You will also see how slicers can be used in Power BI to dynamically update the data in Treemaps and Tables. Power BI Visuals are extremely easy to create and don’t require you to write any code.

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Aveek Das
Installing Pandas in Python

Getting started with Pandas in Python

August 5, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how to use Pandas in Python. Pandas is one of the most popular modules in python that can be used for data manipulation and analysis using python. Basically, it provides an easy interface to interact with flowing data and apply transformations to them on the go. This module is covered under the BSD license and can be used for free. You can download this module by visiting the website or by installing it through the python package manager.

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Ahmad Yaseen
Backup to URL

Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Databases trip to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

August 5, 2020 by

In the previous two trips of this articles series, databases trip to SQL Server on Azure VM and to Azure SQL Database, we discussed the benefits of migrating your on-premises SQL Server databases to the Microsoft Azure database platforms and the methods that can be followed to migrate the on-premises databases to the Azure database platforms.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
The Backup of is compressed and split into multiple files

Compress and split SQL database backups using WinRar

August 4, 2020 by

Recently, we have received a strange request from our customer. They want us to set up a schedule a backup job that generates a backup of SQL database, compress the backup file in multiple compressed archive files (WinRAR files.) We tried to explain to the customer that the SQL Server native backups are capable of compressing the backup file, and it can split a large and compressed backup into multiple backup files. But they insisted us to use the WinRAR software to compress and split the backup.

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