Monday, April 26, 2010

Map IP Address to a Geographical Location

On the Internet there is the concept of web site analytics that helps track all the visitors' activities and usage patterns. One of the dimensions to track is the geographical information of the visitors, which can be obtained by using the IP address information that is collected when a user lands on a Website. In this article, I will describe a simple process that enables your reporting system to display the geographical information of the visitors.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Help, my database is corrupt. Now what?

A corrupt database is probably one of most DBA's worst nightmares. It results in downtime, managers shouting and all other sorts of unpleasant things

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Reporting Services Disaster Recovery

Many organizations now rely on their reporting solutions for day-to-day business as much as the underlying OLTP systems. For some organizations, being able to report on data in real time can be as important as the availability of their underlying OLTP systems. So like any important database solution, you need to plan on how to recover your reporting solution quickly and efficiently, to keep your business running smoothly. For most medium and small companies, that will mean using the tools available to you with SQL Standard Edition.