Vic Newell

Vic
Newell

Vic Newell is a senior database architect in Knoxville, Tennessee. He and his wife of 17 years, Rita, have four cats, numerous birds, and a gaggle of four-footed varmints. Vic enjoys consulting with local and worldwide clients to solve tough performance and design issues. In addition, he is an instructor of advanced SQL and enterprise data modeling. Vic has been designing and building high-performance mission-critical systems for over 18 years.

Articles
Using Effective Dating in Type Tables 1
By utilizing effective dating in your type tables, you can track when a record is created, modified, and removed, which can prevent reporting and archiving problems.
The Trouble with Type Tables 6
Type tables ensure that your database design is understandable and documented. Here's how to correctly set them up.
4 Ways to Purge Non-Partitioned Data
In an ideal world, all data would be partitioned and deleting huge amounts of it would be easy. Because we don't live in an ideal world, here are four ways to purge large amounts of non-partitioned data.
Sidebar: The Pseudo-Parallel Approach to Purging Non-Partitioned Data 1
Parallelizing operations is easy in Oracle. SQL Server doesn't offer this capability, but you can run parallel operations.

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
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
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