Roman Rehak is a developer, author, and speaker working at Competitive Computing in Burlington, Vermont. He is an MCSD, an MCDBA, an MCSA, and an active member of Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).
The Native XML Web Services feature in SQL Server 2005 removes dependency on IIS to help you create robust, feature-rich enterprise database solutions. Here’s how the feature works, how to implement it, and how to code client applications.
The Database Maintenance Plan Wizard makes creating maintenance plans easy, but making less-optimal (or erroneous) choices is also easy. Follow these guidelines and avoid these gotchas when creating maintenance plans.
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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
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
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