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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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
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