T-SQL Tuesday #95 – Unstructured Cosmos

T-SQL Tuesday #95 – Unstructured Cosmos

T-SQL Tuesday (#TSQL2sDAY) is a blog party founded by Adam Machanic (b | t). Each month a member of the community hosts the party and selects a topic for us to write about. This month, I am hosting. I invited…

TSQL2sday #95 Invitation – Big Data

TSQL2sday #95 Invitation – Big Data

T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party started by Adam Machanic. Everyone is invited to this party. Participation is easy. Simply write a blog post about the topic presented and post it on the second Tuesday of the month (October…

AWS Database Migration Service

AWS Database Migration Service

I have begun writing a few blog posts focused on launching your databases into the cloud. Specifically targeted on database migration methodologies. Choosing a migration method involves making a lot of decisions up-front. This post will assume that Managed Relational…

Website hosting challenges

Website hosting challenges

I appreciate everyone’s patience with SQLHammer.com. It is encouraging that you are reading this instead of seeing a Cloudflare error message, a site that does not load images and has a bad SSL certificate, or my maintenance page. Over the last…

Redgate SQL Prompt Grid Features

Redgate SQL Prompt Grid Features

I love Redgate tools. Most of all, I love SQL Prompt because its features increase my productivity on a daily basis. Recently I discovered a couple of new features for the SQL Server Management Studio results grid. The usefulness of…

Top 10 Tips for Availability Groups

Top 10 Tips for Availability Groups

I have enjoyed working with Availability Groups ever since they were released with SQL Server 2012. Each major version since, the feature has improved and along the way so has my knowledge of them. Knowledge born from mistakes and lessons…