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Best author award in 2020

January 5, 2021 by

2020 is finally over – and who’s not thankful for that? We most definitely are. Although 2020 was a total bummer ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, it was a great year for the SQLShack community. We’ve published a ton of great articles written by SQL Server professionals and community members.

We’d like to thank all of the authors for their contribution to spreading the knowledge around the SQL community. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

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Dinesh Asanka
Comparing models with the inclusion of Cross Validation in AML.

Cross Validation in Azure Machine Learning

January 4, 2021 by

Introduction

After discussing a few algorithms and techniques and comparison of models with Azure Machine learning, let us discuss a validation technique, which is Cross-Validation in Azure Machine Learning in this article. During this series of articles, we have learned the basic cleaning techniques, feature selection techniques and Principal component analysis etc. After discussing Regression analysis, Classification analysis and comparing models, let us focus now on performing Cross-Validation in Azure Machine Learning in order to evaluate models.

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Aveek Das
Creating the Azure Function App

Logging messages from Azure Functions to Azure SQL Database

December 25, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how to create a serverless application using Azure Functions and use Azure SQL Database to log messages generated by the function. In this world of cloud-based applications, it is very important that you are aware of how to create and design serverless applications. An important aspect while designing any application is to generate log messages at every key step or operation that is being performed. This helps us to understand the workflow whenever there are some issues and need debugging at some later point in time.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
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T-SQL scripts to update statistics based on the row modification

December 24, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to learn how we can develop a T-SQL script to update statistics of tables based on the row modification. It is always a challenging task to perform maintenance on a table that has billions of rows. During the early years of my professional career, I was assigned a project and one of our clients had performance issues. The initial analysis showed that due to frequent data modifications, a specific table’s statistics become outdated.

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Prashanth Jayaram
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Different ways to login to Azure automation using PowerShell

December 22, 2020 by

PowerShell becomes a de facto toolset in the arsenal of Azure automation. PowerShell provides a platform and a friendly way of automating many repeated tasks, which in turn minimize the time-and-cost. PowerShell always comes to the rescue when there is a need for automation, and it is no different for Azure. If you are already familiar with PowerShell cmdlets, then it will be easy to be acquainted with Azure PowerShell modules. For Azure automation, Microsoft provided a set of Azure PowerShell Modules that can be leverage to manage the Azure Cloud platform.

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Aveek Das
Starting the SQL Server Agent Service

Introduction to the SQL Server Agent

December 15, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain in detail about the SQL Server Agent service. This is a windows service that enables database developers and database administrators to schedule jobs on the SQL Server machine. The jobs can be simple T-SQL scripts, stored procedures, SSIS packages or SSAS databases. This service is available on all the editions of SQL Server except the Express edition.

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