Matthew Harris

Matthew
Harris

has more than 8 years of experience with database development and administration. He is cofounder and head of technology at College Miner, a data mining and business intelligence company. He holds a master of science from Boston University.

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Using Table-Valued Parameters to Update Multiple Rows 4
With SQL Server 2008’s table-valued parameters, you can pass a table as a parameter to a stored procedure to update multiple field values in thousands of files. And you can easily add this functionality to an application to let users update the transactions themselves, rather than sending a request to the DBA.

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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

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
blog

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
blog

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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