Esat Erkec
How we can read a query plan

How to read an execution plan with all details

January 28, 2021 by

In this article, we will discuss how to read the SQL Server execution plan (query plan) with all aspects through an example, so we will gain some practical experience that helps to solve query performance issues. Interpreting query plans correctly is the first and major principle to troubleshoot query performance issues. When we try to find an answer to the “why is this query running slow?” question, the best starting point would be to analyze the query plan.

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Prashanth Jayaram
Database auditing: Security feature in Azure SQL Database

A quick overview of database audit in SQL

January 28, 2021 by

Database auditing is an important task that helps to guide the organization and can point out areas that can be improved, the cause of functions that aren’t quite working as intended, or simply monitoring activity for compliance with government or industry policies. At its core, an audit simply logs events that are happening on the server instance or in a database and saves them out as audit files that can be reviewed after the fact. In general, the objective of Security, Compliance and Auditing is that “all data should remain secure”. There are many techniques and tools available to secure, protect and safeguard the data, but how do you know what’s right for your organization?

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Aveek Das
AWS Well-Architected Framework

An overview of AWS Well-Architected Principles

January 27, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain about the AWS Well-Architected Framework that helps AWS customers to design solutions following best practices while designing the architectures of their solutions. It enables the users to design secure, reliable and high performant cloud applications and workloads. This is more of a theoretical concept that is often advised to be followed while thinking of the architecture of any system. There are five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework that enables customers to evaluate their existing architectures and implement scalable solutions. In this article, we will learn more about those five pillars and the best practices around them. The discussion below is a summarized form of the official whitepaper: AWS Well-Architected Framework.

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Rajendra Gupta
Upload the backup file in the AWS S3 bucket

Migrating your on-premises SQL databases to AWS RDS SQL Server using AWS DMS

January 25, 2021 by

There are multiple ways to deploy the databases in the AWS RDS SQL Server. Suppose you want to migrate your on-premises SQL Server database to AWS managed relational database service and you have a critical application and require minimal (almost zero) downtime. For this purpose, you can use the AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) in a combination of SQL Server native backups.

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Aveek Das
Create table using Design Pane

Working with Database Projects

January 22, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to talk about developing and deploying a database project, also known as a data-tier application using Visual Studio. In my previous article Getting started with Data-Tier Applications using Visual Studio, I have provided an overview of the data tier applications and how can we create one using Visual Studio. This article is a follow-up to the previous article. I’d advise you to have a look at it before proceeding forward with this as this is a continuation of the previous. For the article, I would be using Visual Studio 2019, however, you are free to use any other versions of Visual Studio.

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Ahmad Yaseen
Trigger Now a pipeline

How to monitor Azure Data Factory

January 15, 2021 by

In the previous articles of this series, we discussed how to perform different types of activities using Azure Data Factory. These tasks include copying data between different data stores, running SSIS packages and transforming data before writing it to a new data store.

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Aveek Das
Selecting Target Platform

Getting started with Data-Tier applications in Visual Studio

January 15, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to talk about creating a data-tier application using Visual Studio. In my previous article An introduction to Data-Tier applications in SQL Server, I have explained in detail what a data-tier application is all about. I have explained what the different types of data-tier applications are available and how can we create such applications from existing SQL Server databases. In this article, the primary focus would be to create data-tier applications from scratch using Visual Studio. For this article, I am going to use Visual Studio 2019, however, the technique will remain similar for other editions of SQL Server as well.

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Prashanth Jayaram
List the compute usage DTU

How to perform Azure SQL database Import/Export operations using PowerShell

January 14, 2021 by

In Azure, the Import/Export operation of the Azure SQL database is a vital part of the database migration methods. It is important to choose the most viable option as per the database migration strategy and business requirements. In addition, the applications that are configured with Azure SQL PaaS databases, the migration specialist could decide and identify several common scenarios where Azure PaaS database are scripted, copied, migrated, moved or backed up.

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