Mel Shum

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.

Articles
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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Mar 17, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

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
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