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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Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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