Barry Ralston

Barry
Ralston

Barry Ralston is chief architect for business intelligence with Birmingham-based ComFrame Software. He's worked in BI since 1994, and his client successes include projects in insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and healthcare.

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Game Changing Announcement for Microsoft BI
Microsoft Announces Product Realignment, BI Game-Changer

Today, in a message to the Business Intelligence Partner Community, Microsoft announced a major change in the alignment of the BI flagship product, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server.

PerformancePoint 2007 Standalone + Vista = Permission Issues
A quick troubleshoot of handling PerformancePoint Application Pool permissions for standalone Vista development.

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 7: Detecting Primary Replica Ownership

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix....More
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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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