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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From the Blogs
Feb 12, 2016
blog

Your Data’s Rate of Decay

Did you know that data has a half-life? That is the amount of time it takes for the information in your database to go bad. How? Because contact data is always changing....More
Feb 5, 2016
blog

The Solution to Large Quantities of Data

High-quality data is key to uncovering meaningful insights and new opportunities. Melissa Data has recently released a new tool, Data Profiler, to help companies that are dealing with large quantities of data and need a full spectrum of solutions that work....More
SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services
Jan 25, 2016
Article

Top Takeaways from Microsoft's Reporting Roadmap

The future for on-premises Microsoft business intelligence looks a whole lot brighter these days. Here are the top five takeaways from Microsoft's recent business intelligence announcements....More
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