Jeffrey Bane


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

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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Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

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
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

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
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