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SQL PowerShell to check and repair Ad-hoc distributed queries Vulnerability

Introduction Ad hoc distributed queries use the OPENROWSET and OPENDATASOURCE functions to connect to remote data sources that use OLE DB. As the name suggests, ad-hoc distributed queries should only be used with infrequent access to data sources. For the … Continue reading

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Hadoop Workflow Automation using Apache spark and Oozie

Introduction  The real-time data representation often requires quality content. In most cases, users flooded with multiple options or methodologies that may overwhelm the user to opt for the right techniques. The quick notes from many geeks over the internet is … Continue reading

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Kernel Migrator for SQL Server – Expert Product Review

Ease of use, accuracy, integrity, efficiency, and security are some characteristics which a good software should have, and when we speak of software products that focus on business users, the scale of expectations increases. Therefore, there remains no room for … Continue reading

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Shrinking Tempdb in SQL Server won’t work?

Problem statement When I was working DML operation on the database, It is noted that the tempdb has grown significantly larger and I didn’t have much space on the drive of that server. I tried shrinking the mdf file of … Continue reading

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SQL Server -Database Backup Report using PowerShell and T-SQL

In the previous articles, we discussed several ways of taking backup and testing the restore process to ensure the integrity of the backup file. In this article, we’re going to discuss the importance of the database backup reporting. This kind of … Continue reading

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Default and Custom Widgets in SQL Server Operations Studio

There are already a number of articles and blog posts that reveal the benefits of the SQL Operations Studio tool. The demand created across the software and the related tools are relatively unimaginable than ever before. The trend and growth will … Continue reading

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How to fix the database consistency and integrity issues using DBCC CHECKDB and Third Party Tool

Overview The database protection and recovery is a vital role of database administrators. While working on SQL Server, sometimes users get stuck in annoying situations when the database becomes inaccessible. After executing DBCC CHECKDB command to check the problem, the … Continue reading

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An introduction to a SQL Server 2017 Graph database

What is a graph database? A graph is composed of two elements: a NODE (vertices) and an EDGE (relationship). Each node represents entities, and the nodes are connected to one another with edges; these provide details on the relationship between two nodes … Continue reading

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Dynamic Data Masking – Tracking all masked columns in your database

samirbehara I have presented on Making Developers lives easier with SQL Server 2016 multiple times over the last couple of months, and I must admit that even though the content is the same – every presentation is different depending upon … Continue reading

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Multi-server Script to Find Orphaned Data Files using PowerShell

In this article, we take the sledgehammer approach in searching for MDFs and then comparing them against files which are available on the listed drive. The idea behind this is to generate a report of detached database files across multiple … Continue reading

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