Many of the widely advertised and talked about features of SQL Server or other software products focus exclusively on the hip new thing as opposed to quality of life. I’ve even recently heard people complain to Microsoft that they only focus on new features instead of making existing ones better.
Azure SQL DB is a robust data platform that’s cloud native and can be managed from SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS); though, the management tasks available from SSMS for Azure SQL DB may not exist, such as: data classification.
The right to be forgotten. It’s a concept that sounds great for people who are concerned about their personal information (PII) but it’s a complex issue for developers and data professionals.
I had a fairly puzzling issue today, which took a few minutes to figure out. Some time ago I created a “history” table. This was before temporal tables came out in SQL.
Databases are platforms that are designed to securely store and retrieve your data. Perhaps that’s why they’re called a data “base”? So if your data is in a base, you’d want to lay it out in some logic way.
Continuing the comparison between these two database giants, we dive into the substring function. If you’ve been working with databases for a while, I’m sure you’ve had to parse a string and while you’d think these are the same they work a little different and I think Oracle may surprise you a bit.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a SQL Saturday and I’m happy to be joining the folks in Orlando again this year. I spoke there a couple years ago and had a great time so I’m sure this will not disappoint.
If you happen to be headed to the Orlando, FL area in October, you’ll want to check out this totally FREE SQL Server training event. There are a lot of great speakers and plenty of awesome topics!
For more details check out my session here:
A DBA’s guide to whole stack performance troubleshooting
and the SQL Saturday Orlando schedule here:
I hope to see you there!
It’s Wednesday and that means another SQL/Oracle post. Today we’ll be discussing NULL Values, which can sometimes be a real pain. Don’t worry though there’s a simple solution. Simply replace the NULL value with another.
Today’s topic is Pagination. Paging is a really important feature for web pages and applications. Without it you’d be passing large amounts of data to the application and expecting the application code to figure out which rows it needed to display.