If you’ve ever been a DBA and seen the mess that you get with SQL Agent Jobs without a clean naming standard for your job schedules and job names then you’ll appreciate this tip.
Using PyApacheAtlas to import SQL Server extended properties to Azure Purview
Azure Purview is a compliance and data governance platform in Microsoft’s Azure cloud. The platform is currently in public preview and has quite a few features; but, does not currently import any of the extended properties that you may have added over the years to your SQL Server objects.
AWS Community Builders #AWSCommunity
I’m excited and happy to announce that I’m part of the AWS Community Builders. Check out more on Twitter with the #AWScommunity tag. To learn more about the program and other cool things that AWS is doing in the cloud, check out this blog from AWS:
Running SQL Server in Google Cloud Platform
On a few occasions I’ve referred to GCP (Google Cloud Platform) as the “Windows Phone of cloud providers” and what I meant by that is they have a great product that little market share when compared to Azure and AWS; but, should you be looking at GCP?
Living in the new normal as a data engineer
For the past few months most of the world has been in quarantine and you may think that this is the new normal, especially now that “re-opening” has been rolled back or paused in many places.
SQL Server 2019 CU5 is out
Earlier this week Microsoft released the latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2019 and as you can expect there are quite a few items addressed including a fix for UDF inlining that I had posted on recently. You can find the update and a complete list of fixes here:
Weekend Cloud Comic
SQL 2019 UDF (User defined function) inlining
SQL Server 2019 brings a lot of great new features. Many are introduced by the IQP (Intelligent Query Processing) features and greatly improve query performance.
Which Azure Data Platform service should I choose?
So you’ve decided to use Azure for your existing or new data project? This blog series is focused on choosing the right technology for your project. It’s tough right? So many options and so many variables. This post will focus more on the cost of choices.
SSMS Quick Tip: Never lose your script from overwrite again!
Twenty something years ago when I started my SQL Server career there was an amazing tool called Query Analyzer. Honestly I’d say if Microsoft did nothing more than bring this tool back and call it Azure Data Studio I would have been excited and beyond happy.