Erin Welker is an independent Microsoft SQL Server consultant, author, trainer, and presenter, specializing in business intelligence and performance. She has been working with SQL Server since version 1.11.
Deciding to upgrade from Analysis Services 2000 to 2005 might be a no-brainer, but figuring out how to move your cubes can be a more complicated process. Here are some key concepts to help you decide whether to migrate or rebuild your cubes.
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Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More