A Single Database View Cost Me $50/Day for Months.
Our SQL Server monitoring product, SQL ConstantCare®, uses Amazon Aurora on the back end. I blogged about our choice of database back in 2018, and at the time, I said: I know, I know. The Microsoft geek in you – and me – wants us to use …
Group By in SQL Sever with CUBE, ROLLUP and GROUPING SETS Examples
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Lock Scenarios Using sys.dm_tran_locks
Introduction A transaction is a single logical unit of work. All relational database management systems are expected to follow the four properties of transactions: Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation and Durability. Isolation is necessary in order to mak …
Getting Started with Automatic Database Branch Switching
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When a Columnstore Index Makes Your Query Fail
If you wanna count the number of rows in a table, I’ve usually said, “It doesn’t matter what you put inside the COUNT() – it can be COUNT(*), COUNT(Id), COUNT(1), or COUNT(‘Chocula’), or even COUNT(1/0) – it al …
Getting Started with Data Masker for SQL Server: I Want to Mask A Database
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How to Make Online Presentations Fun and Interactive with OBS Scenes #tsql2sday
In my recent post about how I use Streamlabs OBS for training classes & webcasts, I mentioned that to keep things lively, you wanna have a variety of scenes that you can switch between to keep the viewer engaged. Imagine a TV show or sporting event …
Basic Git for DBAs: Sharing Files Through GitHub
This is the second article in a series on the basics of using Git. The other articles in the series are: Basic Git for DBAs: Getting Started with Git In the first article, we covered the basics. In this one, we will look at how to share our files with …
Challenges and trends for Database Monitoring in 2020
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[Video] Top 3 Pitfalls of Managing Your Azure SQL DB Costs
You manage servers, not invoices. Your company has started to move their databases into Azure, and they’re asking questions that you’re just not ready to answer. How big does your server need to be when you’re moving an existing datab …
SQL Prompt in Azure Data Studio now in free public preview
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How Automating Your Tests Improves Productivity
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Basic Git for DBAs: Getting Started with Git
There are numerous Git tutorials on the Internet, plenty of initial getting started posts, and no shortage of documentation available. However, for many DBAs and database developers, they often aren’t asked or forced to give version control a try. This …
Migrating SQL Monitor’s Base Service to .NET Core
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Try our new Azure DBA candidate screening test at Kandio!
Continuing our new partnership with Kandio, we now have an Azure DBA assessment for you to try! We’ve been involved in a lot of recruiting processes for our clients and realized we could save everyone time and money by pre-screening candidat …