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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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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