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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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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