John Green


John Green is president of Nereus Computer Consulting.

Vulnerability Scanner Showdown: AppDetectivePro 5.4.6 vs. AuditPro Enterprise 4.0
Your SQL Server could be vulnerable to attack, but how would you know? AuditPro Enterprise and AppDetectivePro are database vulnerability scanners that can tell you, and this review will help you decide which one you want.
dbWatch Version 8.1
If you want affordable, basic database-monitoring capabilities, the dbWatch 8.1 tool will meet your needs.
SteelEye LifeKeeper Protection Suite for SQL Server
Need high availability and clustering for SQL Server? If you don't mind the lack of granular data rewind capabilities, check out SteelEye's suite.
DTS xChange 1
Pragmatic Works' DTS xChange converts DTS packages to native SSIS packages for use with SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005.
SQL Server Change Management Tools 2
These solutions help protect your SQL Server environment from unwanted modification by registering changes to data, server configurations, and schemas. Find out which one you can use to roll back changes or to migrate databases to a different platform.
SQL diagnostic manager 5.0
This monitoring and management product can help you diagnose database performance problems so that you can quickly resolve them.
SoftTree Technologies SQL Assistant 2.5
Want to optimize your SQL coding sessions? SoftTree Technologies offers some helpful coding features with SQL Assistant 2.5.
ApexSQL Log
Need some help with SQL Server database recovery and log auditing? Our review of ApexSQL Log will help you decide whether this app fits your needs.
SonaSafe for SQL Server
Simplify your SQL Server backup and recovery efforts with this disk-to-disk backup solution.
SQL Server Performance Monitoring and Management Tools 1
Both Idera's SQL diagnostic manager and Quest Software's Spolight on SQL Server Enterprise can help you quickly detect and diagnose problems with your SQL servers.
ProClarity Analytics 6.2
This Analysis Services product is feature-rich enough for experienced business analysts yet easy for beginners to navigate.
MiraLink 400 - 23 Aug 2006
Check out the MiraLink 400, a remote data-mirroring appliance that looks like a SCSI drive to the server.
SQL Server Backup and Recovery
Needs to maintain application availability, to stash copies of data in safe, remote locations, and to be able to readily recover data have given rise to new SQL Server 2005 features, as well as new backup and recovery strategies.
Format File Overview 1
The contents of the eight fields that make up the format file header.
Some Gotchas to Remember
Seven issues to consider when using a bulk copy operation.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
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
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