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Herts Chen is a data architect for the City of Portland, Oregon’s Corporate GIS group. He is responsible for integrating and modeling city and regional data, and he has a PhD.

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Cube-Partitioning Tests
Herts Chen describes the testing he did to prove his hypotheses about cube partitioning and improving Analysis Services performance.
Improving Analysis Services Query Performance 2
Analysis Services is a valuable business intelligence (BI) tool, but when queries become complex, Analysis Services can bog down. Get your queries running efficiently by using these techniques for proper cube partitioning.
Automatic Pilot
Manually customizing replication agent job steps speeds up snapshot replication, but it's impractical for a large-scale environment. Learn how to automate this customization in the last article of a three-part series.
Manual Transmission 3
Trying to copy large databases from one server to multiple remote servers can throw your snapshot replication into low gear. But you can rev up the process by manually customizing the replication's steps.
Stop, Drop, and Save
Here’s how the drop and save works when you add the customized drop step to a snapshot replication’s Distribution Agent job.
Why Not Transactional Replication?
When you want to copy large data sets to multiple target servers, snapshot replication beats transactional replication hands down.
Bottleneck Blues
Are performance-sapping bottlenecks weighing down your snapshot replication environment? Here's how to optimize snapshot replication for large databases.
Custom Scripting in SQL Server 2000
If your scripts are simple, static, and stable, you can use SQL Server 2000's custom scripting feature to perform custom tasks for snapshot replication.

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Feb 25, 2015
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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 11, 2015
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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
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

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
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