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Managing Your IT Data


Managing Your IT Data

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Enterprise metadata is important. Unfortunately, you learn that (or you will) when something goes wrong. I wrote about using SSIS to collect enterprise metadata at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard/archive/2008/08/28/ssis-design-pattern-collect-enterprise-sql-server-database-metadata-with-ssis.aspx. That article was prompted by an email from someone doing what I've needed to do before: detect changes in the source system schema before it broke the ETL.

On storing data in flat files: I've heard the argument that all data is stored in flat files.

An anecdote: My first database application used Access (and I'm admitting that here for all to see). But Access wasn't fast enough to lookup and return the data I needed. I needed screens to "pop." So I wrote my own data store using ini files. I created numeric indices using the keys of key/value pairs.

It flew.

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We use LogClarity, by LogFidelity, to do the same thing. It gathers and stores raw log data, including SQL server traces, but also separately stores the data after it has been correlated and cleaned up. It has reporting and alerts and the data are stored in SQL Server. http://www.logfidelity.com/



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Andy Leonard (1/20/2009)
Enterprise metadata is important. Unfortunately, you learn that (or you will) when something goes wrong. I wrote about using SSIS to collect enterprise metadata at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard/archive/2008/08/28/ssis-design-pattern-collect-enterprise-sql-server-database-metadata-with-ssis.aspx. That article was prompted by an email from someone doing what I've needed to do before: detect changes in the source system schema before it broke the ETL.

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Andy, I don't know if it is just my computer, but a lot of the images in your article seem to be broken.
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It's just you. Images are fine for me.
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Carla,

I'm not having any trouble with Andy's images either.
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Working fine in the UK.

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Andy

might it be some browsers can't handle multiple heights and widths?

from the bottom image:

<img style="WIDTH:608px;HEIGHT:1614px;" height="1614" src="http://vsteamsystemcentral.com/images/ext/EntDBMetadata_31.png" width="608">

Chrome, IE9, FF for windows handle it OK (UK too)



Wayne

Did you get access denied? Great the security works.

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I know some folks using Splunk for log analysis on enterprise internet connections that generate 150GB+ of log data per day. So far, they are pretty happy with the tool, but the learning curve to full usability is steep. A limited use version is available for free download, so it's pretty easy to play with.
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Splunk is an excellent tool for mining tons of data (our systems log hundreds of Gb per day) and for correlating events across different devices/apps/log sources. While Splunk can make useful reports and dashboards it is not a BI platform. Now if only I can convince my superiors of this fact...
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