Warren Thornthwaite

Warren
Thornthwaite
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Build a Simple ETL System with SSIS 5
How do you use SSIS to build an ETL system to populate a data warehouse? Here's your primer on basic package design and construction.
Modeling Myths
Dimensional modeling helps us consistently give business users the usability and performance they need. But misconceptions about dimensional modeling often trip people up.
Dimensional Modeling Basics
SQL Server 2005--and especially Analysis Services 2005--embraces industry-standard dimensional modeling like a long-lost friend. Learn how you can build dimensions that realistically represent how your business operates and change with your business.

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Oct 22, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 11: A Fork in the Road

A quick overview of the pros and cons of dynamic detection at job execution time or the option of dynamically enabling/disabling jobs....More
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Oct 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 10: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #3

You can interject a SQL Server Job Step into your Jobs and have this new/injected Job Step do some checking for you. Here's a look at everything that’s involved in such an approach....More
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Oct 7, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 9: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #2 3

Given that a USE statement is parsed before code is actually run, there are a few options that could be used as a around when it comes to detecting whether or not code should be run....More
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