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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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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