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.
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 6: High-Level Options and Rationale for Handling Batch Jobs

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Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 5: Setting Up Failover Alerts

Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More
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