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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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

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
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