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SQL Server for Rubyists

On today's episode, Brian Hogan, David Kimura, and Charles Max Wood discuss SQL Server for Rubyists with Carlos Chacon. Carlos is an SQL server enthusiast, managing partner of SQL Data Partners, and co-host of The SQL Data Partners Podcast. Tune in to know more what he is currently up to and how his SQL knowledge would help Rubyists!

Why Choose SQL Server?

SQL Server is a 50-year old technology which offers new features that are found in the data science space. In a 2015 report in analytics, it was mySQL that was the number one database at that time. This is because it was open source and that people can download users for free.

Prior to 2016, there were already several versions that came out. In 2016, Microsoft made a big announcement with service pack 1, introducing features that are focused on the analytics space. These enterprise features are offered for free because its express version is free. As your database grows, you will have a better support and be able to use features that might not be available in some other environments.

SQL Server in Linux

One big announcement Microsoft also had was the introduction of Linux SQL Server. The versions they currently support are Red Hat Enterprise Linux, UE Boom Two, and SUSE Linux. They continue to release additional versions of Linux which they will also support.

You get all the versions, but what you only get, however, is the database along with its features. They can be installed or simply included with the SQL server. Examples are SQL server integrations services, ETL component, SQL server agent. These are not yet ported to Linux.

Transferring Data to SQL Server

There are a billion and 1 different configurations right for your data. And they are found on the relational side, even in mySQLs. There are so many questions in the field, but they all boil down to what you want to do with that environment.

You will see more data repositories, as they vary in so many ways such as functions focuses. The transfer of all data to SQL server solely depends on the project and the goals for the analytics.

To hear more of SQL Server for Rubyists, download and listen to the entire episode. Connect with Carlos in Twitter to learn more about SQLs. He would surely love to hear from you! Don't forget to tell him that you heard about him on Devchat.tv! 

If you’re short on time, here are the highlights of SQL Server for Rubyists:

Why choose SQL server? (6:06)

SQL Server in Linux? (9:52)

Data transfer to SQL Server? (12:08)

Setting up a Rails app? (23:40)

Important note on SQL server? (37:16)

Creation of index? (39:38)

Things to maintain in index? (41:02)

Putting index in your Rails app?(43:39)

Picks:

Brian: LaunchPad 

Dave: Degree-Framing-NailerPopcorn ChickenJira, and GitLab

Charles: Goodworx soundtrack, Kickstarter for Ruby 5 podcast show, and 17 Hats

Carlos: SQL Server Monitoring Tool and Not the Future by Bad Lip Reading

Episode Links:

SQL Data PartnersSQL Data Partners PodcastODBC, FreeTDSTinyTDS, SQL Server, Microsoft AzureTables, ACID compliance, Data Science, SQL Server 2016SQL Server Express VersionSQL Server for LinuxRed Hat Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Suse LinuxStored Procedures, Ken’s Ruby/SQL Server how-to, Indexes, Foreign Keys, Ola Hallengren scripts

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