Hugh Willoughby-Davis

Hugh
Willoughby-Davis

Hugh Willoughby-Davis has reported on the database industry since 1989.

Articles
SQL Insider: Data Mining Goes Mobile
Is there a market for SQL Server lite?
SQL Insider: Support, Visualization, Verticals, and Visions
Microsoft's new support options are here.
SQL Insider: New Sites Serve Developers
Free online resources for developers are available
Tools and Schools
Microsoft Upsizing Tools 97 update saves you from having to do a two-step process.
The Next Big Thing 1
The February-March issue of GartnerGroup's ExecutivEdge (www.ee-online.com) newsletter predicts that "By 2000, 80 percent of Type A enterprises will implement an intranet portal (0.8 probability)."
WTS Alert
SQL Server 7.0 's SP1 will reportedly support Windows Terminal Server (WTS). In the meantime, IBM reminds us that DB2 Universal Database (UDB) client will work with Microsoft WTS.
SQL Insider
Previously associated only with manufacturing firms, ERP has become an all-encompassing term that describes the integrated flow and control of goods, services and processes down the supply chain.
SQL Insider: Hit the Books
Here are must-reads for database aficionados, sizers for SQL Server, and a resource kit update.
SQL Insider: Catch the BI Buzz 1
The business intelligence market heats up, Microsoft offers certification for SQL Server professionals, and database vendors evaluate Java for their products.

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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

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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