Basit Aalishan Masood-al-farooq

Basit Aalishan
Masood-al-farooq

Basit Farooq is a senior database administrator for Total System Services. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training, and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles and has developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse, and BI projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft, and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000, and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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SQL Server Encryption 1
SQL Server provides a variety encryption options, including cell-level encryption, database-level encryption, file-level encryption through Windows, and transport-level encryption.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
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