Michael Sexton

Michael
Sexton

Mike Sexton is a consultant with Avanade's Information Management Services practice, specializing in BI, database integration, development, and master data management. After spending 10 years as a lawyer, Mike discovered his true avocation as a database guy. He has more than 10 years of experience working with major corporations on database design and integration issues.

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Transforming Data Using SSIS and SQL 1
Using SSIS and SQL, you can transform data from a variety of sources so that you can use all of it in a single database, giving you better access to valuable information.
Sidebar: Fast Loads
The Table or view - fast load access mode is one of five data access modes available in the OLE DB Destination Editor of a Data Flow object.
SSIS Logging Best Practices 3
Follow these best practices to provide DBAs with the necessary information to identify errors when they arise.

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Mar 14, 2015
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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
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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