Mel Shum


Mel Shum has been in the computer industry for the past 21 years. In the last eight years, he has specialized in integrating business applications and databases with advanced data storage arrays. Mel currently works as an architect for Network Appliance in Sunnyvale, California.

Database vs. Storage Replication
Are you unsure about whether to use database or storage replication to replicate your data? Here are three factors to consider before deciding which is best for you.
SQL Server on a SAN 1
Get a handle on SAN fundamentals and learn more about how SANs can boost SQL Server database performance and improve database backups and restores.
Selecting a Storage Array for a SAN 1
Look for these key features when evaluating storage arrays to contain your SQL Server databases.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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