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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New Power BI Designer unifies the “power” tools
Jun 3, 2015
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Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum

As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next....More
Evolution of SQL Server continues
Jun 3, 2015
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What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence 1

Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences....More
May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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