There was a time when SQL Server used to run on only Microsoft Windows. However, the time has changed and SQL Server now runs on Linux as well. This is indeed a great move as I believe database such as SQL Server should be running on multiple platforms. This is indeed a very interesting but it ads one more additional check before I jump into Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check. In this blog post, we will learn about how to get host information from OS.
I am really not sure how many times I have been asked about GDPR Compliance in the recent months. You must bookmark this page and share with your organizations if you are doing business with European Union or firm based out of European Union.
It is quite often to see the email in mailbox with the following title –
How to Make SQL Server GDPR Compliance?
Recently during Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check, I had a very interesting conversation. SQL Server has introduced Activity Monitor many version earlier. I think everybody is now pretty familiar with this tool and use it frequently. However, during my consulting work, I use different scripts which are much more efficient than Activity Monitor. However, it is alright to use it once in a while.
Earlier I wrote a blog post about how to remove leading and trailing spaces with TRIM function. SQL SERVER – 2017 – How to Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces with TRIM Function? After writing this blog post lots of people asked me its impact on SQL Server.
Question: How to Get Top N Records Per Group? (using Ranking Function)
Answer: During a recent interview, I had given this simple puzzle to over 40 candidates. This simple puzzle depends on Ranking Window Functions.