Dawn Cyr

Dawn
Cyr

Dawn Cyr is a former senior editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro.

Articles
Simple Audit Solution Provides Tight Security
A reader highlights his favorite product: Audit DB.
Tool Proves That Value Doesn’t Always Have a Price Tag
A reader highlights his favorite product: DTSBackup 2000
New Products, November 2005
Learn about new and improved SQL Server–related products including SQL Stripes and Diana, a database-entity browser, finder, and information provider.
New Products, December 2005
Get the scoop on SQL Server–related products including DB Ghost 4.0 and SQL Examiner 1.1.
New Products, October 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
Trackable Transaction Logs Bring Peace of Mind
A reader highlights his favorite product: Log Explorer
Practical BI: Tools at Hand Are Tools of Choice
Voters choose Microsoft's built-in BI tools as their favorites.
ADO, XML, and IDEs: Full-Featured Tools Spell Success for Developers
Readers choose their favorite developer tools.
Governmental Requirements Push Data-Protection Vendors to Comply
Readers chose disaster-prevention and recovery tools that help them comply with governmental legislation for data protection.
New Products, September 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products.
Fast Indexing and Returns Enable Data Mining
A reader highlights his favorite product: SQL Turbo
New Products, August 2005
Check out SQL Server–related products such as HindSight 2005 and Firestreamer-DVD 1.6.
Proactive Alerting Prevents Downtime 1
A reader highlights his favorite product: SQLCentric.
New Products, July 2005
Get the scoop on SQL Server–related products such as Tableau and Panorama 4.5.
New Products, June 2005
Check out new and improved SQL Server-related products.

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Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 4

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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