Tomaz Kastrun


Tomaz Kastrun is a BI developer at Studio Moderna in Slovenia. He focuses on data mining and programming in SQL and .NET. He's an active member of several SQL forums, and he blogs about query optimization.

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SSIS Package Pings Servers 7
This handy SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package uses the Ping command to check the connectivity of servers in an IP network.
Stored Procedure Generates INSERT INTO Statements for Transferring Small Amounts of Data 1
Using the import/export and data transfer methods provided in SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) can take a lot of time, so they're not very efficient when you have to transfer only small amounts of data. Rather than manually creating the needed INSERT INTO statements, here's a stored procedure that can automatically create them for you.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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