Jeffrey Bane

Jeffrey
Bane

Jeffrey Bane is a database consultant who specializes in e-commerce and SQL Server. He is an MCSE and an MCDBA.

Articles
How Many's Too Many? 4
Now that you’re comfortable with many-to-many (M:N) relationships, don’t get complacent. Your database performance can often benefit from taking a relationship in a new direction--for example, by implementing the underused supertype-subtype model.
The First Abnormal Form 1
Ever find yourself stuck with an assignment to code against poorly designed tables? Learn some tricks that will help you get the data you need from these abnormal tables.
Upgrade Your E-Performance 1
Adding a little redundancy to your e-commerce database can yield big performance gains.
From Nested Subqueries to Joins
To decrease the load on your processor, check your stored procedures to determine whether you can translate any subqueries into joins.

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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