John Green

John
Green

John Green is president of Nereus Computer Consulting.

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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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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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