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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Oct 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 10: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #3

You can interject a SQL Server Job Step into your Jobs and have this new/injected Job Step do some checking for you. Here's a look at everything that’s involved in such an approach....More
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Oct 7, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 9: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #2 3

Given that a USE statement is parsed before code is actually run, there are a few options that could be used as a around when it comes to detecting whether or not code should be run....More
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Oct 2, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 8: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #1 1

Learn about why the option of dynamically detecting whether or not to run a SQL Server Job at execution time is quite a bit more problematic than you might think....More
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