Prashanth Jayaram
Premium performance model

Azure SQL Database vs SQL Server on Azure VMs

October 20, 2020 by

The recent trend proves that the adoption of the Cloud has much greater significance and importance in modernizing IT. If you are working on migrating the on-premises SQL Server to Microsoft Azure cloud, you need to have a better understanding of the key differences between Azure SQL databases and SQL Server on Azure VMs and options that work best for you.

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Rajendra Gupta
first column as row label

Develop your extensions for Azure Data Studio

October 20, 2020 by

Azure Data Studio (ADS) is a popular cross-platform (Windows, Linux) tool for database professionals. It provides various useful features such as T-SQL editor, Visualizations, insights, Peek definitions, Notebooks, Git integration, extensions and more. Extensions add new functionality in the ADS. Microsoft provides several useful extensions. We have already covered few useful extensions in the Azure Data Studio category on SQLShack.

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Esat Erkec

SQL Server Clustered Indexes internals with examples

October 14, 2020 by

In this article, we will learn the SQL Server clustered index concept and some internal details. Indexes are the database objects that accelerate the performance of data accessing when are designed properly. A clustered index is one of the main index types in SQL Server and the working principle is a bit complicated but in the next sections of this article, we are going to simply learn the clustered index working principle and uncover the secrets.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Run Select query

An overview of the db_datareader role

October 12, 2020 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the db_datareader role. It is a fixed, database-level role. The database-level roles are a group of security principals that are used to manage the permissions within the databases more efficiently. There are two types of database-level roles. One is a predefined database-level role, and another is custom database-level roles. The custom database-level roles can be created by the database administrator or the member of the db_owner role.

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Esat Erkec
Set the test scenario query

Performing a Load Test on SQL Server using Apache JMeter

October 7, 2020 by

In this article, we will learn how to use Apache JMeter to perform a load test on SQL Server. This test type enables us to measure the application behaviors under specific conditions so that it enables us to observe a variety of resource consumptions (CPU, memory, latency, response times, etc) and it also helps to detect the performance bottlenecks. Database testing can help to find out and identify the problem when the database working under high workloads with multiple users. The database people can identify and fix the performance issues before publishing the database into the production through these tests.

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Emil Drkusic
joining two tables using > operator

Learn SQL: Non-Equi Joins in SQL Server

September 29, 2020 by

Non-Equi join in SQL Server sounds like something abstract (and fancy), but it’s not so abstract (and fancy) at all. The same stands for equi joins. After reading this article, I hope you’ll agree on that with me. Today’ I’ll try to explain what they are and when you should use them. So, let’s start.

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