Manvendra Singh
Create a stored procedure

Managing Cosmos DB using Azure storage explorer

July 29, 2022 by

This article will explain how to perform various activities for Azure cosmos DB using Azure storage explorer. The storage explorer is a very useful desktop utility that helps admins to manage Azure storage without accessing the Azure portal. We can also connect to Azure Cosmos DB accounts using this tool but this feature will be deprecated in the future. As of now, it is supported so I decided to explore it for cosmos DB activities.

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Manvendra Singh
Change metric namespace

Enable Azure Storage diagnostics – Storage Metrics and Storage logging

July 25, 2022 by

Azure storage is a core cloud storage service that is used by almost all application or database deployments. We use it in SQL Server for various requirements like for backing up our databases directly to blob storage or some clients prefer to host their databases in Azure blob storage to leverage snapshot backups functionality. Today, I will explore how to monitor and troubleshoot blob storage issues in the Azure cloud by looking into storage metrics and storage logging features of Azure storage. We can configure or enable both configurations to view graphs and visualize their metrics like how storage is performing in the Azure cloud during each transaction. We will be discussing two storage diagnostics features Storage Metrics and Storage Logging which are extensively used to identify a storage problem in the Azure cloud.

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Manvendra Singh
Choose right size of Azure disk storage

Choosing optimal Azure disk storage for SQL Server running on Azure VMs

July 6, 2022 by

This article will explore various Azure disk storage available for SQL Server workload running on Azure virtual machines. Suppose you have been tasked to migrate your on-premises SQL Server workload to the Azure cloud. Your client does not want significant change in architecture so you have decided to migrate with IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) approach where SQL Server will be running on Azure virtual machines.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Data from Remote PostgreSQL server

Understanding the OPENQUERY function in SQL Server

June 24, 2022 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the OPENQUERY function. It is used to run an ad-hoc distributed query on the remote data source using the linked server. There are various ways to query the remote data source. You can read this article, Querying remote data sources in SQL Server, to learn more about querying the remote data source. It is also used to execute pass-through queries to run INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements on the tables of the database configured in the linked server.

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Rajendra Gupta
View charts

Notebook Views for SQL Notebooks in Azure Data Studio

June 15, 2022 by

We are excited to share that Notebook Views are available for SQL Notebooks in the Azure Data Studio (Currently Insiders release). This article will cover the following topics:

  • What are Notebook Views?
  • Where can you find Notebook Views?
  • How do you create a new view?
  • How do you modify an existing view?
  • Where can you see database objects in the view?
  • Where can you see table data in the view?
  • Where can you see query results in the view?
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Esat Erkec
Implicit conversion warning in an execution plan

7 Common T-SQL Query mistakes

June 1, 2022 by

SQL (Structured Query Language) is an ANSI/ISO standard programming language that is designed to program relational databases and T-SQL (Transact-SQL) is an extended implementation of the SQL for Microsoft SQL Server databases. T-SQL is highly used by database persons when they want to program or manage the SQL Server databases. However, the beginners may do some mistakes without realizing when they write queries with SQL. In the next section of this article, we will glance at the common mistakes that may be made by newbies.

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