Ann Lewkowicz


Ann Lewkowicz is a consultant for Fusion Alliance in Cincinnati. She has more than 10 years of SQL Server and .NET experience and has written about a variety of database topics.

SQL Server Advanced Editor for OLE DB Destination
Using an SSIS Script Component to Import Data to a Wide Table 4
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) won't let you target sparse columns directly when your destination table is a wide table. Here's how to work around this and other column set limitations in SSIS.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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