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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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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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