Manvendra Singh
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Performance impact analysis of enabling Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) on SQL Server

October 14, 2021 by

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) encrypts database files to secure your data. It also encrypts the tempdb database to secure your data in a temporary space. The process of encryption and decryption adds additional overhead to the database system. Even non-encrypted databases hosted on the same SQL Server instance would have some performance degradation because of tempdb encryption. Today I will show you performance impact analysis using few simple T-SQL statements by comparing their stats gathered before and after enabling TDE.

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Aveek Das
Power BI Data Model for Time Intelligence - Power BI Time Calculation

Overview of Power BI Time calculations

October 11, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to understand the various types of Power BI time calculations and how to implement these calculations. We will also understand the reason behind implementing such time-based calculations and the importance of these in the real world. The Power BI time calculations are also known as Time Intelligence functions that can be applied in DAX. There are a lot of functions available under Time Intelligence and you can read about it in detail from the official documentation from Microsoft.

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Aveek Das
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Introduction to Azure Time Series Insights

October 7, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn in detail about Azure Time Series Insights. Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud providers these days. With a lot of companies adopting or migrating to the cloud these days, it has become a usual trend to convert existing technologies into cloud-based services and consume them. This not only helps the companies to reduce their cost but also in turn allows them to focus on more business-related problems rather than concentrating on infrastructure costs.

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Hadi Fadlallah
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Data Access Modes in SSIS OLE DB Destination: SQL Command vs. Table or View

October 5, 2021 by

This article compares the SSIS OLE DB Destination SQL command with the “Table or View” data access mode. In a previously published article, SSIS OLE DB Destination vs SQL Server Destination, in this series, we explained the OLE DB Destination component in SSIS and illustrated how it differs from the SQL Server Destination component. So, in this article, we will focus on the OLE DB Destination data access modes, not the component itself.

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Dinesh Asanka
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Text Classification in Azure Machine Learning using Word Vectors

October 1, 2021 by

This article discusses how to perform Text classification in Azure Machine using a popular word vector technique in Text Mining. This article is part of the Azure Machine learning series during which we have discussed many aspects such as data cleaning and feature selection techniques of Machine Learning. We further discussed how to perform classification in Azure Machine Learning and we will be utilizing some of those experiences here. Further, we have discussed several machine learning tasks in Azure Machine Learning such as Clustering, Regression, Recommender System and Time Series Anomaly Detection. With respect to text mining, we have discussed techniques such as Language Detection, Named Entity Recognition, LDA, Text Recommendations, etc.

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Aveek Das
Using RANK and DENSE_RANK Functions in MySQL

Overview of MySQL Window Functions

October 1, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the different types of MySQL Window Functions and how to use them as per different use cases. MySQL is one of the most commonly used databases in the software world today. Almost every other web application running uses MySQL as a database, either on-premise or on the cloud. It becomes extremely necessary for developers and database users to master their querying abilities such that they can query the databases as per the requirements and produce suitable results. In this article, we are going to focus on the MySQL Window Functions and how to use them with practical examples. An important point to note is that most of the MySQL Window Functions are applicable only to versions 8 or higher.

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Manvendra Singh
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Understanding the TDE SCAN process in Transparent Data Encryption

September 30, 2021 by

Transparent Data Encryption is a SQL Server feature that is used to protect data stored in SQL Server databases. The process to enable TDE on any user database is a straightforward method. Once we enable TDE on any user database, SQL Server performs a scan for each data page into the buffer pool and then writes the encrypted pages back to disk. The process of scanning each data page is known as TDE scan. Any database is fully encrypted once the TDE scan will be completed for all data pages of the database.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
SELECT Query with space in columns name without errors

How to write SQL queries with spaces in column names

September 29, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn how we can write a SQL query with space in the column name. Blanks spaces are restricted in the naming convention of the database object’s name and column name of the table. If you want to include the blanks space in the object name or column name, the query and application code must be written differently. You must be careful and precise while writing dynamic SQL queries. This article explains how we can handle object names and columns with blank space in SQL Server and MySQL.

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Manvendra Singh
Check Transparent Data Encryption state after removing TDE

Remove Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) from SQL Server user databases

September 24, 2021 by

Transparent Data Encryption is getting popular these days because every business owner is serious about protecting their data. Everybody wants to use the latest encryption technologies to make sure their systems are more secure and stable. SQL Server also offers some encryption features to protect client’s data like TDE (Transparent Data Encryption), Always Encrypt, etc. Sometimes, business wants to transform their existing encryption solution by implementing its advance versions or encryptions. You must remove the existing encryption solution before implementing any newer solution.

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