Aveek Das
Using the FIRST_VALUE function

An overview of Analytic Functions in SQL Server

August 2, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to talk about the various analytic functions that are supported by the SQL Server Database Engine. As it goes by the name, these are some special functions using which we can execute analytic queries on the dataset and obtain useful results. In comparison to standard SQL queries, sometimes it becomes necessary for the Data Analysts to deep dive into the data more and obtain insights from analytic perspectives. This article will discuss all the analytic functions supported by SQL Server with some details.

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Aveek Das
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An overview of Azure Cognitive Services

July 26, 2021 by

Microsoft Azure has been a leading cloud service provider over the past few years. In this article, we are going to look into an overview of various cognitive services offered by Azure. In simple English, the word ‘Cognitive’ means to involve in intellectual activities, such as thinking or reasoning. Similarly, Azure Cognitive Services are also related to intelligence related to the computer and the way humans behave with these computers. For example, these services allow humans to interact with the machines as if they have the intellectual ability to talk, think and respond to events accordingly.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Azure SQL Database Maintenance Window

July 7, 2021 by

Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed instance are Microsoft offerings for PaaS SQL Server in cloud infrastructure. In the case of a traditional on-premises SQL Server, at certain times, we require database system downtime to perform specific operations such as hardware upgrades, OS and SQL Server patching. In a critical production database system, it is challenging to get downtime and schedule these activities.

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Aveek Das
Exploring the Data

Learn NoSQL in Azure: Getting started with DocumentDB SQL API

July 7, 2021 by

This article is a part of the series Learn NoSQL in Azure where we will learn about the DocumentDB SQL API in detail. Azure Cosmos DB is a serverless NoSQL database service provided by Azure that is highly available, globally distributed, and responds within the minimum latency. Due to these features, it is a perfect fit for building modern-day applications using the DocumentDB or SQL API of Azure Cosmos DB.

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