Tag: sql server

SQL Encryption 101

Over the past month, I organized #DataSessions for the Singapore SQLPASS group. Singapore SQLPASS is the data platform user group community in Singapore. In June, we held free live webinars every Tuesday and live-streamed it on Facebook and YouTube. I…

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Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server or Azure SQL Database

Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server or Azure SQL Database – a webinar by Warner Chaves Register today Are you considering a migration to Microsoft SQL Server or Azure SQL Database? Before you go any further, join Warner Chaves, Pythian’s Microsoft…

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Getting started with Cloud SQL for SQL Server

Finally Cloud SQL for SQL Server is now available in beta. Announced at Google Next ‘19, Cloud SQL Server is a managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your SQL Server databases on…

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Top 10 New Features of SQL Server 2019

It is no secret to anyone that software release cycles are more aggressive than ever. Now that the cloud has become ubiquitous as a strategic component of IT services, we are spoiled by a constant release of new features and…

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How to Fix: The Selected Subscriber does not satisfy the minimum version compatibility

Problem: You are trying to add a new subscriber to a SQL Server Publication using the SQL Server Management Studio and you receive an error similar to the one below: “The selected Subscriber does not satisfy the minimum version compatibility…

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How to deploy highly available SQL Server 2017 on Linux on GKE

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. Running a SQL Server database on Kubernetes is a topic of discussion nowadays as Kubernetes provides ways to provision stateful containers using persistent volumes,…

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How to restore SSISDB to another server and migrate the SSIS catalog

It is easy to get this one wrong. SSISDB is just a database, after all, and I’ve seen a number of instances where it was restored to another server and a number of errors/issues crop up. After all, SSISDB is…

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Introduction to Azure SQL Managed Instance – SQL on the edge episode 17

SQL Server is one of the most adopted and widely-used database engines in the world. Almost every company either builds on it or uses some enterprise third-party software that uses it as the back end. For this reason, it makes…

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How to restore encrypted backups

SQL Server started having encrypted backups since SQL Server 2014. You can see the technical details here. This is a very good feature that allows you to encrypt the backups upon creation with different algorithms that will meet your security…

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Sharding a SQL Server database

This blog post covers sharding a SQL Server database using Azure tools and PowerShell script snippets. Sharding, at its core, is breaking up a single, large database into multiple smaller, self-contained ones. This is usually done by companies that need…

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