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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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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