Kimberly L. Tripp

Kimberly L.
Tripp

Kimberly L. Tripp has been working with SQL Server since 1990, and she’s worked as a consultant, trainer, speaker, and writer specializing in core SQL Server performance tuning and availability since 1995.

Articles
The Outer (Join) Limits 2
When you work with relational databases, you sometimes need to bring your tables together in a join. Explore the world of outer joins in the T-SQL classroom.
Aliases in T-SQL 1
Get the lowdown on aliases and how they relate to SQL Server joins.
T-SQL Tutor Project - 01 Nov 2001
Practice using joins and polish your T-SQL skills with this month's homework.
T-SQL Tutor Quick Tip 2
Use WITH SCHEMABINDING to create a view on any tables you want to protect from accidental deletion.
Joins 101 1
Confused about what joins are and how to use them? Take a trip to the T-SQL classroom.
T-SQL Tutor Project - 01 Oct 2001
Test your T-SQL knowledge.
October T-SQL Tutor Project Answers
You can find the answers to this month's T-SQL Tutor practice questions in Listing A.

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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 2

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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