Rodney Landrum

Rodney
Landrum

Rodney Landrum has been a SQL Server MVP since 2008 and has been designing solutions for SQL Server for more than 12 years. He has worked with and written about many SQL Server technologies, including SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services. He has authored or co-authored seven SQL Server books, with his most recent book being <em>Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services</em> (Apress).Rodney Landrum has been a SQL Server MVP since 2008 and has been designing solutions for SQL Server for more than 12 years. He has worked with and written about many SQL Server technologies, including SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services. He has authored or co-authored seven SQL Server books, with his most recent book being Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Apress). He's a regular contributor to SQL Server Pro, sqlservercentral.com, and Simple-talk.com, where he blogs and hosts the @SQLBeat podcast.

Articles
Consolidate Data on Executed SSRS Reports for Easy Querying 4
By using a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package to pull catalog and execution log data from SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) instances into a central repository, you can easily run queries to obtain report statistics.
Micrsoft SQL Server data repository diagram
DBA Repository 2010 16
Responding to DBAs' requests and suggestions, the DBA Repository has been updated with resiliency for offline servers, support for SQL Server 2008, and parallel processing for faster execution.
Create a Job-Scheduling Advisor 9
Use this Gantt-chart–style overlay report, based on SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 and an enhancement to the Data Repository solution, to find the best times to run SQL Server Agent jobs.
Use SSRS and SSIS to Create a DBA Repository 20
This update to the original DBA Repository solution adds support for SQL Server 2005, support for SQL Server authenticated domains, support for server location, information for reports and ad-hoc queries, and an enhanced SQL Server Agent job schedule.
SQL Server Reporting Services 5
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) lets you use repository data to create customized reports about job status, database backup status, and server details.
SQL Server Integration Services 22
Create an SSIS package that connects to all your SQL Server machines, pulls information into a central repository database, and feeds the combined data to a report.
Sqlcmd 4
Sqlcmd performs functions similar to the older Osql tool, but with subtle differences.
Win the Lottery on Your Way to Analysis Services 2005 Mastery 5
Here's how to build a lottery prediction Analysis Services project and become disgustingly wealthy. In the process, you'll get a powerful BI education.
Reporting Services and Multivalued Parameters 2
SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services makes it easy to use multivalued parameters in embedded queries, but using these parameters in stored procedures requires a little more effort.
Pushing the Parameters 3
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services lets you use parameters and expressions minimal programming to customize reports and give users the functionality they need.
MDX Builder 2.0
MDX Builder 2.0 from BiSense helps expert MDX developers sidestep annoying logic and syntax errors.
SQL Compare 1.14 1
You can use SQL Compare to find differences in databases rather than scanning code line by line.

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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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