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Rapidly detect, diagnose and resolve performance issues across your physical, virtual and cloud-based database servers

In this webinar we will discuss things you should be aware of when optimizing your SQL Server environment. We will cover how you can quickly identify issues, collect and analyze data and make the right changes to resolve the problems.

Author: Andy Warren



Overview of How to Collect Securities Prices for SQL Server

The options for collecting securities prices are rapidly evolving and in this article, we look at different approaches to get data to load into SQL Server.

Author: Rick Dobson



SQL Aggregate Functions Having, Order By, Distinct, Partition By and more in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL

Learn about similarities and differences of aggregate functions when using Having, Order By, Distinct, Partition By and more in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

Author: Andrea Gnemmi



Learn about SQL SSMS Ports for SQL Server

In this article we learn about network ports used for SQL Server and how to find and use the correct port to connect to SQL Server using SSMS or any application.

Author: Joe Gavin



How to Query SQL Data with Python pyodbc

In this tip we examine pyodbc an open-source module that provides easy access to ODBC databases along with several examples of how it could be used.

Author: Hristo Hristov



How to Increase the Vertical Orientation of Power BI Report Page

In this article we take a look at how to make the size of a Power BI canvas larger so you can have more space to add visuals to the report.

Author: Kenneth A. Omorodion



What is a data pipeline?

In this article we cover what data pipelines are, how they compare to ETL and some of the tools that are available.

Author: Koen Verbeeck



5 use cases of SQL Average

Learn various ways to calculate the average of a set of SQL Server rows using the AVG function along with several use cases and examples.

Author: Manvendra Singh



SQL Server vs Oracle: Semantic Search

Learn about semantic search capabilities in SQL Server and Oracle as well as how to configure databases to use semantic search.

Author: Pablo Echeverria



Why shouldn't I create 15,000 SQL Server partitions in advance?

In this article we look at SQL Server table partitioning and why you would not want to create the maximum 15,000 partitions that are possible for a table.

Author: Aaron Bertrand



Becoming a Cloud Data Platform Driven Organization - Part 2

This article explores the benefits of adopting a cloud data platform by defining the guiding principles of a Cloud Data Lakehouse, along with what a foundational data journey into the cloud might look like.

Author: Ron L'Esteve



Basic SQL INSERT Statement with Examples

In this article learn about the basics of SQL INSERT statements along with several different examples of how to insert data into SQL Server tables.

Author: Jim Evans



Using T-SQL and the RSI to Predict When to Buy and Sell Financial Securities

In this article we look at how to implement a model with SQL code to make predictions based on the Relative Strength Index to determine when to buy and sell financial securities.

Author: Rick Dobson



Reduce Pandas Memory Needs and Errors - MemoryError: unable to allocate...

Learn how to reduce your memory needs when working with Pandas Dataframes and avoid the error MemoryError: unable to allocate...

Author: Maria Zakourdaev



Different ways to Convert a SQL INT Value into a String Value

In this article we cover different ways to convert a SQL Server numeric value into a string value.

Author: Daniel Calbimonte



How to Import and Export Connections from SQL Server Management Studio

In this article we look at how to import and export connection information for servers in SQL Server Management Studio for backup and to move to another installation of SSMS.

Author: Joe Gavin



Dynamic Page Navigation in Power BI

In this article we look at how to add custom page navigation to Power BI to help navigate a multi-page report.

Author: Bhavesh Patel



Study material for Exam PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

Check out this large lists of resources you can use to study and pass the Microsoft exam PL-300 Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst.

Author: Sean Lee



Configure Distributed Availability Groups Between Failover Clusters on Different Active Directory Domains - Part 3

In this third article we continue building Distributed Availability Groups to migrate SQL Server databases to a different Active Directory domain.

Author: Edwin Sarmiento



Python Try Except Code Samples

In this article we look at how to use exception handling when writing Python scripts along with many different examples using try, except, else and finally clause.

Author: Hristo Hristov



Implementing ETL Logging on Lakehouse using Delta Lake's Time Travel capability

In this article I demonstrate how to use Delta Lake's time travel functionality for ETL logging along with steps to take to implement.

Author: Fikrat Azizov