Join Anna Hoffman and Buck Woody as they take a tour of the incredible learning resource the Microsoft Engineering team has put together. From labs to full hands-on workshops and much more, you’ll find a wealth of high-quality, free-cost training. You’ll also learn about many of the other valuable references and assets you can find at SQL Workshops.

To get started with SQL Workshops, click here.

In case you’re wondering why I am posting a lot of security related content today, the reason is simple: it impacts everyone.

If you’re a data engineer and think that you are immune to security concerns, think again.

SQL injection is a common hacking technique used to retrieve or destroy data from a database without permission. It is considered one of the top web application security risks.

In this course, you will learn how SQL injection works so you are able to defended against this hacker attack in your own web applications.

SQL Server started as a departmental database engine. It is now a modern data platform and a force in the industry.

In this episode of Data Exposed with Bob Ward, learn how Microsoft is innovating SQL Server from IOT edge devices to your data center to the Azure cloud.

Coming from a data warehousing and BI background, Franco Patano wanted to have a catalogue of the Lakehouse, including schema and profiling statistics.

He created the Lakehouse Data Profiler notebook using Python and SQL to analyze the data and generate schema and statistics tables. He then uses the new SQL Analytics product from Databricks to dashboard and visualize the data profiling statistics. He discusses how to use these dashboards to optimize JOINs and other operations.

[ Lightning talk from Data + AI Summit 2020]

This database design course by Caleb Curry will help you understand database concepts and give you a deeper grasp of database design.

Contents / Time stamps:

⌨️ (0:00:00) Introduction
⌨️ (0:03:12) What is a Database?
⌨️ (0:11:04) What is a Relational Database?
⌨️ (0:23:42) RDBMS
⌨️ (0:37:32) Introduction to SQL
⌨️ (0:44:01) Naming Conventions
⌨️ (0:47:16) What is Database Design?
⌨️ (1:00:26) Data Integrity
⌨️ (1:13:28) Database Terms
⌨️ (1:28:28) More Database Terms
⌨️ (1:38:46) Atomic Values
⌨️ (1:44:25) Relationships
⌨️ (1:50:35) One-to-One Relationships
⌨️ (1:53:45) One-to-Many Relationships
⌨️ (1:57:50) Many-to-Many Relationships
⌨️ (2:02:24) Designing One-to-One Relationships
⌨️ (2:13:40) Designing One-to-Many Relationships
⌨️ (2:23:50) Parent Tables and Child Tables
⌨️ (2:30:42) Designing Many-to-Many Relationships
⌨️ (2:46:23) Summary of Relationships
⌨️ (2:54:42) Introduction to Keys
⌨️ (3:07:24) Primary Key Index
⌨️ (3:13:42) Look up Table
⌨️ (3:30:19) Superkey and Candidate Key
⌨️ (3:48:59) Primary Key and Alternate Key
⌨️ (3:56:34) Surrogate Key and Natural Key
⌨️ (4:03:43) Should I use Surrogate Keys or Natural Keys?
⌨️ (4:13:07) Foreign Key
⌨️ (4:25:15) NOT NULL Foreign Key
⌨️ (4:38:17) Foreign Key Constraints
⌨️ (4:49:50) Simple Key, Composite Key, Compound Key
⌨️ (5:01:54) Review and Key Points….HA GET IT? KEY points!
⌨️ (5:10:28) Introduction to Entity Relationship Modeling
⌨️ (5:17:34) Cardinality
⌨️ (5:24:41) Modality
⌨️ (5:35:14) Introduction to Database Normalization
⌨️ (5:39:48) 1NF (First Normal Form of Database Normalization)
⌨️ (5:46:34) 2NF (Second Normal Form of Database Normalization)
⌨️ (5:55:00) 3NF (Third Normal Form of Database Normalization)
⌨️ (6:01:12) Indexes (Clustered, Nonclustered, Composite Index)
⌨️ (6:14:36) Data Types
⌨️ (6:25:55) Introduction to Joins
⌨️ (6:39:23) Inner Join
⌨️ (6:54:48) Inner Join on 3 Tables
⌨️ (7:07:41) Inner Join on 3 Tables (Example)
⌨️ (7:23:53) Introduction to Outer Joins
⌨️ (7:29:46) Right Outer Join
⌨️ (7:35:33) JOIN with NOT NULL Columns
⌨️ (7:42:40) Outer Join Across 3 Tables
⌨️ (7:48:24) Alias
⌨️ (7:52:13) Self Join

In this episode with Drew Skwiers-Koballa, you will be introduced to a new experience for database development with the SQL Database Projects extension for Azure Data Studio. 

Whether you are familiar with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) or new to SQL projects, you can start editing and building SQL projects in Azure Data Studio on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Learn about seven different database paradigms and what they do best.


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:45 Key-value
  • 01:48 Wide Column
  • 02:47 Document
  • 04:05 Relational
  • 06:21 Graph
  • 07:22 Search Engine
  • 08:27 Multi-model