Michael Cating

Michael
Cating

Michael Cating (mcating@catingsystems.com) is an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay area who specializes in middleware development, data-tier architecture, and database design for high-performance systems. He is an MCSD and an MCDBA.

Articles
Do-It-Yourself Searching 1
Do you need full-text search capabilities? Microsoft provides a full-text search component in SQL Server, but you might find that creating a custom solution is less expensive and easier to maintain.
Improving Retrieval Performance
Use this method of rewriting queries to improve the performance of your custom search solution.

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Abstract illustration of linked SQL Servers
Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
SQL Server Availability Groups screenshot
Nov 11, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks

When compared to AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances or clustered deployments of SQL Server, one of the main problems with AlwaysOn AGs is that a single database is made to straddle multiple hosts....More
Stretch SQL Server into Azure
Nov 5, 2014
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SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
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