I get asked quite a bit about my thoughts on the impact Cloud computing has on a DBA role. Still in 2019, I get people say oh it’s the death, will you be made redundant? Are you worried? Simply put… No.
Time for a fun post, I have been working on a mini-project using technology from Microsoft Azure to hook into Arsenal FC public twitter feed to analyse what was being said about this great football club. (Yes I support Arsenal)
Times are changing, 10 years ago I would never have thought that self-tuning databases would be available as a packaged product. I was testing out SQL Server 2017 Automatic Tuning recently and I ended up with the following situation. Below shows an image from the query store.
I wanted to break out my comfort levels and do something different from Azure SQL Database or straight SQL Server. I really did try something new and created a Chat Bot using Azure’s Bot Service. Warning: I am a DBA by day (and night) so this is a fun post where I am trying out different areas of Azure so I apologise if you find this too basic – its Christmas lets have some fun!
It is split across two parts. First you have to create a knowledge base which I did via the QnA Maker tool. Then secondly you use this knowledge base and link it to your Azure Bot Service.
I love the query store, it is powerful (can be dangerous) , easy to use and packed full of information. I use it frequently across my local SQL Servers and Azure SQL Database.
If you remember last month I wrote about DBCC CHECKDB and Azure SQL Database, more specifically whose responsibility (Microsoft’s) it is and ponderings on how it is actually done. (https://blobeater.blog/2017/09/04/dbcc-checkdb-azure-sql-database/)
Have you ever wanted SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17 to have a dark theme? Seeing the below image (visual experience color theme options) really got me excited.
A very common requirement which can be satisfied by various tools. Personally I like using Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition and I thought I would do a quick overview of it.
Scaling up and down your SQL Database is something that is quite common to do. I want to discuss the impact of moving up and down tiers, in terms of your transactions and connections.
What a great topic for this month’s T-SQL Tuesday hosted by Kendra Little https://littlekendra.com/2017/08/01/tsql-tuesday-93-interviewing-patterns-anti-patterns/
The topic being: Interviewing Patterns and Anti-Patterns. I have had MANY (50 +) interviews over time with a lot of failures, so what have I learnt?