SQL Server General DBA

SQL Server 2008 R2 Multi-server Administration – A First Look

One of the most useful new features of SQL 2008 R2 for DBA’s is the ability to manage and administer multiple instances of SQL Server from a central location using the new SQL Server Utility tool. SQL Server Utility provides a unified view of the managed instances of SQL Server providing details such as CPU […]

An overview of Master Data Services – MDS in SQL Server 2008 R2

The key new features of SQL Server 2008 R2 relate to the management of organizations’ master data (Master Data Services – MDS ), administration of multiple servers (SQL Server Utility), and processing large amounts of data (PowerPivot for Excel, formerly known as Project Gemini). One of the main concerns of any organization is the management […]

Upgrading SSIS 2005 packages to SSIS 2008

There are couple of enhancements in SSIS 2008 from its predecessor SSIS 2005. For example, Lookup transformation has been enhanced, development environment for Script Task and Script Component has been changed from VSA to VSTA, name of certain connection providers have changed etc. If you intend to upgrade your SSIS 2005 packages to SSIS 2008, […]

Upgrade SSIS 2005 Packages to SSIS 2008

There are several enhancements in SSIS 2008 such as enhanced lookup transformation, the development environment for Script Task and Script Component changing from VSA to VSTA, etc. If you intend to upgrade your SSIS 2005 packages to SSIS 2008 it may be a challenging task especially if it uses the Script Task or Script Component […]

Sonasoft Defaults on Payments. Directors – Andy Khanna , Dr Romesh K. Japra , W. Patrick Kelley Sr

Sonasoft, Directors – Andy Khanna ,  Dr Romesh K. Japra ,  W. Patrick Kelley Sr I haven’t written a notice like this before but I thought it was my duty to let you all know the situation regarding a former advertiser on SQL Server Performance.com . After ove 18 months of requesting payment of amounts […]

Using WMI Data Reader and WMI Event Watcher Tasks in SSIS

 SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers or administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article Using the Transfer Jobs Task in SQL Server Integration Services I discussed how to use the Transfer Job Task which is available in SQL […]

SQL Server Employment Trends

As a SQL Server Recruitment Consultant for Rullion Computer Personnel, I specialise in SQL Server and Database Professionals for a multitude of different clients throughout the UK. I am writing this article to give an honest reflection and hopefully cast a more positive light on the current economic situation, and reassure those candidates who are […]

Using The Transfer Jobs Task in SQL Server Integration Services

Introduction SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers or administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article entitled Using Transfer Error Messages and Transfer Master Stored Procedures Tasks in SSIS I discussed how to use the Transfer Error Messages Task […]

Using Transfer Error Messages and Transfer Master Stored Procedures Tasks in SSIS

Introduction SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Business Intelligence tool which can be used by database developers and administrators to perform Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) operations. In my previous article entitled Using Transfer SQL Server Objects Task and Execute SQL Tasks in SSIS I discussed how to use the Transfer SQL Server Objects […]

Understanding Scans And Seeks

There is a popular theory on scans and seeks: “Scan reads through the object (table/index) from top to bottom looking for the records that it needs while seek goes directly to the part of the object that it needs and reads to where the data that it needs ends. This is obviously a must more […]
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