Thiru Thangarathinam

Thiru
Thangarathinam

Thiru Thangarathinam is an MVP who specializes in architecting, designing, and developing distributed enterprise-class applications using .NET-related technologies. He is the author of Professional ASP.NET 2.0 XML from Wrox and has co-authored a number of books in .NET-related technologies. He has also been a frequent contributor to leading technology-related online publications. He can be reached at thiruthangarathinam@yahoo.com. 

Articles
T-SQL Code or Managed Code?
Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to use traditional T-SQL or a .NET language such as Visual Basic .NET or C# for writing stored procedures, triggers, and UDFs.
Creating UDFs in SQL Server 2005
Take advantage of SQL Server 2005's new ability to use classes written in .NET languages.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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