Wayne Snyder

Wayne
Snyder

Wayne Snyder is a SQL Server managing consultant for Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in business intelligence and collaboration solutions. Wayne is a PASS Board of Directors member, a SQL Server MVP, an MCT, and an MCDBA.

Articles
Making a Name for Yourself
Share your SQL Server knowledge by writing, speaking, and participating in forums and newsgroups--and enhance your career at the same time.
Problem Children 3
SQL Server data types (including integer, character, numeric, datetime, and uniqueidentifier) can behave in surprising ways. Keep them in check with these tips.
English Query Relationships
Learn to properly define various types of relationships to take full advantage of English Query.
English Query from the Beginning
English Query (EQ) gives users maximum flexibility to get answers from SQL Server databases. We'll show you how to set it up and preview what's new in EQ 2000.
Ensuring Up-to-the-Minute Database Recovery 2
A little-known aspect of SQL Server 7.0 can prevent you from getting up-to-the-minute database recovery. Here's what you can do to protect your business data.

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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
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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