Saravanan Radhakrishnan

Saravanan
Radhakrishnan

Saravanan Radhakrishnan is the senior production DBA for Revionics in Roseville, CA. He has more than 19 years of experience as a SQL Server DBA.

Articles
How to Dynamically Create and Maintain Table Partitions
Loading new data and purging old data from a table can take a lot of time if a large amount of data is involved. Here's an elegant partition solution that loads and purges data dynamically.
Stored Procedure Provides UPDATE STATISTICS Report
With this stored procedure, you can find out the last time the UPDATE STATISTICS statement was run against all the table indexes in a database.
Update the Statistics on Recently Modified Tables Only 4
Running UPDATE STATISTICS is important but can be time-consuming, especially if you have very large tables. Here's a stored procedure that updates statistics only on those tables where the data has been recently changed, saving time and resources.
T-SQL Statement Tracks Transaction-Less Dates 3
A DBA was asked to produce a list of dates in which there were no transactions from a database that included only the dates in which there were transactions. Here's how he pulled it off.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
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