The 2015 IT/Dev Connections Data Platform and Business Intelligence sessions have been announced. We're taking a first peek at who will be providing knowledge and guidance at this year's event at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas....More
It's a data-driven world and nearly every company is making business analytics core to their growth strategy.
Sharpen your BA and data analytics skills and know-how at the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015 April 20-22....More
Power BI Designer provides self-service ETL and visual analytics in a unified, seamless experience. It is a free desktop data discovery tool that can be downloaded (32-bit and 64-bit options) and installed side-by-side with any version of Office or Excel on Windows....More
Today, we have relational database management systems like SQL Server sharing the spotlight with variations of the NoSQL technology. Let's revisit the original reasons for normalizing data and see if they're still relevant....More
An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences.
It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab. ...More
The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More