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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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

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 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

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
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
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