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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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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