Brian Smyk

Brian
Smyk

Brian Smyk is a DBA who specializes in highly available, high-transaction-volume, e-commerce SQL Server implementations. He is an MCITP in SQL Server 2005 administration.

Articles
Intelligent Stats Updater 7
Use the IntelligentStatsUpdater stored procedure to efficiently update your statistics without greatly impacting your server.
Rebuild Indexes Online 3
Avoid blocking and table locking by using this job to rebuild indexes online.

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Abstract illustration of linked SQL Servers
Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
SQL Server Availability Groups screenshot
Nov 11, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks

When compared to AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances or clustered deployments of SQL Server, one of the main problems with AlwaysOn AGs is that a single database is made to straddle multiple hosts....More
Stretch SQL Server into Azure
Nov 5, 2014
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SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
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