This is candid recording of the live presentation I gave at Nova University on the morning of March 2nd, 2019 with South Florida Code Camp 2019. You can see the event info in my previous post. I am made this recording for the attendees that were interested to play it back at their own pace.… Continue reading Video: Real-time Sentiment Prediction in SQL Server
In short, this is an example of how you do it. Set a couple of variables, use -v parameter sqlcmdVariable="%batVariable%". The following contains more details on how to use SQLCMD variables for an input SQL file. Note, I am not advising you to you use this as your routine backup method. If you're looking for… Continue reading SQLCMD variables for input SQL file
Not too long ago, I had a conversation with a friend about how SQL Server Always On Availability Groups and how they could be configured for Read-Only routing. This is a typical scenario when folks want to leverage their secondary replicas (nodes) for read-only workloads. This allows you to build an active-active cluster where one… Continue reading SQL Server Read-Only Routing
On Saturday, March 2nd of 2019 I'm presenting 2 sessions. Join me for South FL Code Camp 2019 at Nova South Eastern University in the Carl DeSantis building. You can register for this one-day free learning event here. This year I am presenting 2 sessions. Real-time Sentiment Prediction in SQL Server Track: SQL/BI - Room 2067 Time: 9:50AM-11:00AM… Continue reading Wanna join me at South Florida Code Camp?
This was my 2nd time attending the annual conference and I barely got a chance to plan my schedule ahead of time. I pretty much selected the pre-con(s) the same day they were announced months prior, but not the general conference sessions until 2 days before my flight to Seattle, WA. I compiled this list… Continue reading My Schedule @ PASS Summit 2018
Hi, I'm excited to share with you that I'll be presenting this Saturday, October 6, 2018, at SQL Saturday Orlando. The most fun SQL Saturday event I've attended. It's going to be my first time announcing this content on SQL Server 2019 (currently ctp 2) and SSMS 18 preview 4. Plus, maybe playing SQL Family Feud.… Continue reading Hack / Protect / Predict – SQL Server (Slides for SQL Saturday Orlando 801)
In short, sys.dm_database_encryption_keys allowed to see the encryption state and I found the system was in progress of decrypting the database. The hurdle originated while trying to restore encrypted database backups generated by Prod svr(s) to Dev svr(s). The lower env needed the Prod keys to decrypt the Prod backup files. While trying to restore… Continue reading Hurdles of Encryption – Refresh X from Y
My friend asked, does SQL Server have a data type or type of index it can use to search for text in a field? Yes, use varchar. If possible, create a non-clustered index on the column or use a full-text search catalog index. You can use the Like operator or the Contains operator if you… Continue reading SQL text search – 3x faster CONTAINS vs LIKE.
Since returning from PASS Summit, I spent a rigorous amount of time developing slides & demos to share the latest technologies I learned, attempting to deliver on my pact with my CIO and Director. Yesterday, I delivered the 2nd round on that promise and received great feedback. PS. Shopping for a new tie. I intentionally focused… Continue reading Encryption and Database Source Control
TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Hiram and I’m a Database Administrator and Developer. I am recording this video to answer 5 questions I got recently from CIOs. 1. What have you done regarding DB high availability to assist with the implementation of Active/Active solutions? <See video: Answer 1 goes here> 2. Can you deconstruct how you solved… Continue reading VIDEO: 5 Questions from CIOs to SQL DBAs and Developers