Mike Donnelly

Mike
Donnelly

Mike Donnelly works on the BI team for an online university as a SQL Server systems developer in downtown Minneapolis. He has been working with SQL Server for 12 years and holds the MCTS for Database Developer 2008 and Database Administrator 2008 certification. One of his new favorite pastimes is speaking at SQL Saturdays around the country. He is an avid runner, blogger, and wannabe gourmet chef.

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Combining CDC and SSIS for Incremental Data Loads 9
Using SQL Server Integration Services and CDC, you can perform incremental loads to an operational data store. This process has been available since SQL Server 2008, but with the release of SQL Server 2012, there are new SSIS tasks and components that make the process straightforward.

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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 2

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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