Rich Johnson

Rich
Johnson

Rich Johnson is a business intelligence architect with Microsoft working in the US Public Sector Services organization. He has worked for Microsoft since 1996 as a development manager and architect of SQL Server database solutions for OLTP and data-warehousing implementations.

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Getting Started with Parallel Data Warehouse 2
The SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) edition is Microsoft's first offering in the Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) data warehouse space. Here's a peek at what PDW is and what it can do.
Pare Down and Power Up 9
Today’s large business intelligence implementations require servers that deliver tremendous capacity and bandwidth. Check out this low-cost solution that could rock the database server market.

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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