Recently I had to work with a client that moved its infrastructure between servers (side-by-side upgrade). Always Encrypted was used on a previous server and I was tasked to make sure its all good on a new server.
This feature (available in SQL Server 2016 SP1 Standard Edition and up) is end-to-end encryption that allows clients […]
We now have a finished T-SQL framework, and this is the last post of the series. We start with the complete Template (with the error engine, activity log and batching). In this post, we’ll examine each new segment and focus on the batching feature, explain what is going on and the necessity.
The finished Template:
The Input […]
In this fourth installment of the framework series, we will add a T-SQL batching feature to our existing framework we have developed in earlier installments of this series. This feature set is dependent on the work we have previously, done. If you have not been following along, please go back so that everything will work […]
This segment of the framework builds onto what we have already created in Part 2 of the T-SQL Framework. That post showed you how to build the Error Engine, or build in tasks to do our error handling for us. In building the T-SQL Activity Log, we will leverage some of the structures and processes […]
Building the SQL Error Engine
In this second post focused on a T-SQL framework (find part one here), we will build the plumbing to leverage our first feature of the framework, the error engine. This feature will runs like an engine and do the manual work we do not want to do. To make it dynamic, […]
We can define a framework in two simple ways:
An environment with tools to work with.
A scaffold around which we can build an application.
These definitions sound simple in an abstract way, but what is a SQL framework specifically, how will it help me, and do I have to use one?
For the questions “what is a SQL […]
Strangest Things Pt 2: 505 executions per second
I’ve been a SQL Server DBA for more than 20 years and have spent the last 10 of those consulting. When you’ve been doing this for as long as I have, there’s not a lot of new issues that come up that you haven’t seen before. Which is […]
You’re registered for the next SQL conference or event and are excited about expanding your SQL knowledge and skills and connecting with peers. But, even though attending is your idea (i.e., “the boss” isn’t making you go), you’re wondering how to get maximum benefit from attending—what sessions to hit, which to miss, who to network […]
You think Demogorgons and Mind Flayers are hard to deal with? Compared to some strange things we’ve seen in SQL Server databases, they’re a walk in the park.
Most of the time, SQL Server is a wonderful, robust platform that can handle mountains of data, support all sorts of apps, and generally make life easier. Until […]