Gabriela Nanau

Gabriela
Nanau

Gabriela Nanau is the DBA at the Cornerstone Group of Companies in Toronto. She's an MCDBA and MCITP Database Administrator.

Articles
Using a Variable to Store the WMI Data Reader Task's Output 1
In an SSIS package, you can use a WMI Data Reader task to obtain WMI data from servers. Here's what you need to do to store the task's output in a variable.
Use SSIS to Access WMI Data on Multiple Servers 3
Using SSIS's WMI Data Reader task, you can collect a lot of useful information about the hardware and software installed on your servers.
Improving the Index_Evaluation_USP Stored Procedure 2
Some refinements to Index_Evaluation_USP make this T-SQL stored procedure more effective and easier to use to identify tables without indexes, indexes that aren't being used, and indexes that aren't being used efficiently.

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Mar 14, 2015
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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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