Phillip Yale

Phillip
Yale

Philip Yale is a SQL Server DBA for Caudwell Communications who has worked with SQL Server and Sybase since 1994. He and John Kirkwood are coauthors of Sybase ASE System 12.5 Basic Administration (Kirkwood Associates, 2001).

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Snare Those Errors 1
Error handling is an essential part of T-SQL code, but the use and misuse of error-handling routines is poorly understood. Use these error-handling templates to avoid pitfalls and catch errors before they snag your production code.

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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 5

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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