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Learn about the ORDER BY clause used to order query results set by one or more columns, including common use cases and performance considerations.
SQL Server expert explains the T-SQL DISTINCT clause, including use cases, common performance considerations, tips, and tricks.
Learn about T-SQL UNION operator best practices from a respected SQL Server expert with examples and answers to questions like UNION vs. UNION ALL.
Guides from a SQL Sentry engineer on how Advisory Conditions can be used to alert on just about any counter or quarriable data to meet your alerting needs.
March 10, 2022 | Patrick Kelley | Advisory Conditions 0
Review of Azure SQL serverless, including database pricing comparisons, configuration best practices, and benefits of Azure SQL serverless databases.
February 8, 2022 | Tim Radney | Azure SQL Database 0
This marks the 10th year of SolarWinds THWACKcamp, a free virtual event open to all IT professionals. Learn what to expect at this year's event.
February 2, 2022 | Kevin M. Sparenberg | News 0
Introductory and how-to guide explaining what transactions are, why they're necessary, and how they work in SQL Server.
January 19, 2022 | Paul S. Randal | SQL Server 0
When monitoring SQL Server performance, you should know which PerfMon counters matter and why. This guide identifies and explains the best 15 counters.
Learn why a data dictionary is crucial for any organization to ensure proper data stewardship.
December 16, 2021 | John Morehouse | Data Dictionary 0
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use backups to perform point-in-time recovery and a more advanced way to determine an exact point to restore to.
Learn why a data steward is a critical job function for any organization.
Learn the key differences between NoSQL and SQL databases, such as relational databases trading performance to guarantee data and transactional consistency.
December 7, 2021 | Joey D’Antoni | SQL Server 0
An SSIS package is an execution unit in a workflow orchestration service used mostly for data integration and transformation.
November 23, 2021 | Meagan Longoria | SSIS 0
This article gives a primer on restoring database backups, transaction log backups, and the correct restore sequence needed for a series of backups.
November 18, 2021 | Tim Radney | Best Practices, SQL Server, Backups 0
In general, there are two ways to help ensure the safety of your data: access controls and encryption.
November 4, 2021 | John Morehouse | Security 0

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