Automating SSAS script only backups with C# for Tabular and Multi-Dimension Models

I was recently asked to create a SQL job to automate the backing up of our SSAS cubes from several servers but unlike the standard SSAS backups, the business didn’t want the data backed up, they only wanted the schema/code as they needed daily backups. The full backup with data would have used up too much space. … More Automating SSAS script only backups with C# for Tabular and Multi-Dimension Models

SQL Python Integration: Unable to communicate with the runtime for ‘Python’ script. Please check the requirements of ‘Python’ runtime

After spending the whole night looking into and eventually fixing this problem, I thought I’d share my experiences as there doesn’t seem to be a solution from Microsoft or anywhere on the net for this. … More SQL Python Integration: Unable to communicate with the runtime for ‘Python’ script. Please check the requirements of ‘Python’ runtime

Create a RESTful Web Service for SQL Server using OData with Entity Framework

One of the great things about the clouds is that it makes existing good technology even better and in the case of the Azure stack, also much more simpler. One example that came to mind this week was Entity Framework after reading that it now works with CosmosDB, albeit still in beta and for the … More Create a RESTful Web Service for SQL Server using OData with Entity Framework

Power BI REST API

Like most modern servers nowadays, Power BI has a fairly good set of web APIs that developers can leverage to extend functionalities of the product and further automate many processes. The developer’s section of the documentation provides an easy to follow set of instructions on how to get started and showcases some very useful feature … More Power BI REST API