Jennifer Nelson


Sean McCown is a senior DBA for First American Title in Dallas. He has been a production DBA on high-end systems for 12 years.

A Practical Approach to Database Mirroring 3
Looking for high availability? You can implement database mirroring as an alternative to expensive third-party solutions. Here’s how.
Should You Choose Database Mirroring? 8
Database mirroring can provide continuous updates, fault tolerance, and ease of management, but like any high-availability solution, it has drawbacks. Here are pros and cons you should consider before jumping into mirroring.
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Jul 15, 2014

The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition 5

Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft....More
Jul 8, 2014

Replication: Sometimes More is Less

The unconventionality of having two publications for complex, unruly databases typically ends up saving huge amounts of time over the long haul and makes replication much easier to manage....More
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Jun 24, 2014

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Third Party Log Readers

When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single interface or set of tooling, thus providing better scalability of management....More
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