John Green

John
Green

John Green is president of Nereus Computer Consulting.

Articles
Showdown-bcp vs. DTS 1
Need to move a large amount of data into or out of a SQL Server database as fast as possible? This report from the SQL Server Magazine Lab compares bulk copy program and Data Transformation Services' Bulk Insert task.
Virtual Interface Architecture - 27 Nov 2000
Recognizing a need for efficient, high-speed, low-latency, server-to-server communications, Compaq, Intel, and Microsoft developed the Virtual Interface (VI) Architecture specification and published version 1.0 in 1997.
Comparing Virtual Interface Architecture Network Adapters
Lab tests show that Virtual Interface (VI) Architecture network adapters cLAN and ServerNet II can boost SQL Server processing performance.
Testing VI Architecture
SQL Server Magazine test results show that VI Architecture network adapters increase SQL Server processing performance.

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Sep 17, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

There are a couple of options for how we could handle batch jobs when Availability Groups are thrown into the mix....More
Sep 12, 2014
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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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Sep 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More
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