Manvendra Singh
Azure Storage Account

Understanding Azure BLOB storage and its uses in SQL Server

April 26, 2022 by

This article will describe Azure blob storage, its features along with its uses in SQL Server. I have explored the basics of Azure storage in my last article, “Getting started with Azure Storage”, I would recommend you read this article to learn various storage options available in Microsoft Azure. The blob storage is one of the storage options offered under Azure storage discussed in this article.

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Manvendra Singh
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Change Access Tiers of a blob and Azure storage account

April 20, 2022 by

This article will explain the Access Tier property of Azure storage. I will also explain how to change access tiers of an Azure storage account and for a specific blob object in this article. We have explored the basics of Azure storage in my last articles below which I would suggest you read to understand Azure blob storage.

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Manvendra Singh
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Upgrade an Azure blob storage account type from BlobStorage or GPv1 to GPv2

April 15, 2022 by

This article will explain the steps of upgrading the Azure blob storage account type from legacy storage account type BlobStorage or GPv1 to GPv2. Microsoft Azure keeps on adding and upgrading their services. They also persuade customers to upgrade their services which were initially provisioned on older or legacy versions. This article will discuss steps about upgrading the Azure blob storage account that is running on standard performance tier GPv1 or BlobStorage to its latest version standard performance tier GPv2.

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Manvendra Singh
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Getting started with Azure storage explorer

April 8, 2022 by

This article will explain Azure storage explorer, its installations, and details of how to start working with this application to access Azure storage services. Azure storage provides a flexible solution to store various types of data at a massive scale in the cloud environment. If you have many storage accounts in Azure storage, then it will be difficult to manage them. Microsoft has recognized this problem and developed a desktop application Azure storage explorer to manage Azure storage accounts easily. It can be installed on Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems.

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Manvendra Singh
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Getting started with Azure Storage

April 1, 2022 by

This article will help you understand the Azure storage options available in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft Azure provides various services to store data depending on their type, nature, shape, and size. Data could be anything like an image, a video, a text file, a database file to store customer’s data, or data that comes from a digital medium like online retail websites or YouTube, etc. There are various types of data available, and one storage solution cannot fit all distinct types of data storage requirements.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Drop temp table: run stored procedure

Drop temp tables in PostgreSQL

March 22, 2022 by

In this article, we are going to learn how we can drop the temp table in PostgreSQL. The temp table is used to store data temporarily. Suppose you want to format or manipulate the data using aggregate and string functions. So instead of processing and formatting the data in the base table, it is preferred to populate data from the base table and store it in a temporary table. You can process and format the data stored in a temporary table. The syntax to create a temporary table and regular table are the same. You can add indexes, constraints, statistics to the temporary tables. In this article, we are going to learn the following topics:

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Rajendra Gupta
Set up Azure Function App

Azure Functions for Azure SQL Database

March 10, 2022 by

As a Platform as a Service (PaaS) service, Azure SQL Database enables developers to deploy SQL Database in Azure Cloud without managing the infrastructure. We use SQL Server Agent to schedule jobs to run at a specific schedule in an on-prem SQL instance. However, Azure DB does not have agent functionality.

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Manvendra Singh
security testing for SQL Server environments

Understanding security testing for SQL Server environments

March 3, 2022 by

This article will explain various aspects of security testing for the SQL Server environment. Security is a very critical area for any database environment. We must properly plan, deploy, and audit database security measures to protect and prevent any unauthorized access of the data. We should also perform regular security testing to ensure we have the right set of rules and policies in place to secure our database environment. Database security measures also help any organization to protect its data to maintain its privacy and integrity.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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Understanding Transfer database objects in SSDT 2017

March 2, 2022 by

In this article, we are going to learn how we can copy database objects between two databases of different instances of SQL Server. Sometimes, we receive the request to provide the specific database object to another database. To fulfill this requirement, instead of using Generating the T-SQL script for each object and export data using import-export task, we can use the Transfer SQL Server Object task of SSDT 2017. In this article, we will understand how we can transfer the database objects of a specific schema to another database.

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Rajendra Gupta

Permissions comparison between on-premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database

February 25, 2022 by

The database contains business, customer sensitive and confidential data. Therefore, securing the database environment is the prime responsibility of a database administrator. If you plan to host your databases in Microsoft Azure, you can choose the platform as a service solution – Azure SQL Database. The Azure SQL DB is a fully managed database service; therefore, you do not get full access to SQL Server features, databases.

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