Patrick Cross

Patrick
Cross

Patrick Cross is a cofounder and board member of DWSoft Corporation and a Microsoft Repository MVP. He has worked closely with Microsoft on the Microsoft Repository for the past 3 years.

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For More Information - 04 Feb 2000
Here are some useful Web sites that contain information on repository technology.
The Open Information Model
A group of vendors and end-user companies determined the types of data-warehousing meta data, resulting in the Open Information Model.
Using the Microsoft Repository 1
A repository is a storage place for meta data, or data about data. Understanding Microsoft Repository technology can help you better manage your data-warehousing environment

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

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
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