Brian Erlich

Brian
Erlich

Brian Erlich is a business intelligence architect at Perficient. He has worked with SQL Server for the past 10 years, holds his MCITP in business intelligence, and teaches how to use Microsoft's BI tools and T-SQL in his spare time.

Articles
Panorama Necto review
Panorama Necto adds a unique twist to self-service BI by adding social features that allow users to collaborate more effectively.
SQL Sentry console screenshot
Product Review: SQL Sentry Power Suite 6.2
If you're in the market for SQL Server monitoring software, you should take a close look at this suite.
ExtendX Data Unlimited 2.0
With ExtendX, you can browse company data and perform ad hoc analyses, including creating pivot tables.
Melissa Data's Contact Verification screenshot
Review: Contact Verification Component
The Contact Verification Component integrates with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to provide a Data Flow task that you can use to validate and enhance contact information.
BIxPress 3.0.1 Standard Edition screenshot
Review: BI xPress
BI xPress offers a lot of functionality to speed up the development and deployment of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages.
Attunity SQL Server-CDC for SSIS 2.1 7
Attunity SQL Server-CDC for SSIS efficiently captures and replicates data changes in databases.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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