John Green

John
Green

John Green is president of Nereus Computer Consulting.

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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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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
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