Author: goldendba

About goldendba

I've been a SQL Server DBA for over a decade and have done lots of contracting and consulting work for large and small companies in the Midwest.

Failed SSIS Packages From SQL Agent

So a really weird thing happened this weekend. Our infrastructure group did the Windows updates like they normally do and suddenly on Monday one of our active/active/active clusters (which means they are named instances) jobs started failing only for SSIS Packages in the SSIS Catalog with error 0x80131904 and “A network-related or instance specific error … Continue reading Failed SSIS Packages From SQL Agent »

The new Power BI

At PASS Summit 2015, Microsoft showed off the new Power BI, a full rewrite which incorporates all of the existing Power products (Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View) into an extremely intuitive and powerful product offering. The best thing: it’s free!! The Power BI Desktop allows you to quickly and easily model data from an … Continue reading The new Power BI »