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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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

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 16, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

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
Feb 11, 2015
blog

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
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