This Saturday I’ll be down in Houston presenting at SQL Saturday #107. I can’t wait to hang out with some of the best minds in SQL Server, which just happen to be great friends of mine as well. The abstract for my session is below.
Data Warehousing – How to Convince “The Bobs”
Building your first Data Warehouse is a long, and often difficult process. How can you get your boss to approve a Data Warehouse project? What’s the best way to explain dimensional modeling and the benefits of a Data Warehouse to a business person? What are the best/most cost effective ways of learning it? What kind of materials, hardware, software, etc do you need? What’s the best way to build a proof of concept that will impress your boss, as rapidly as possible?
Come to this presentation, and I’ll answer all of these questions plus the most important question of all.
“Is this good for the company?” Absolutely.
You can download everything for the presentation here. If you’re brand new to Data Warehousing, you should my read week of Dimensional Modeling Articles which I wrote for SQL University. These will bring you up to speed to follow this fast paced presentation.
Sessions I’m Targeting
I’m hoping to see the following presentations:
- Strategies for Working with VLDBs by Robert Davis.
- SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV’s by William Assaf.
- It is TEMPDB, Why Should You Care? by Tim Radney.
- Execution Plan Basics by Thomas LeBlanc.
- SQL Server Security for Developers by Andy Warren.
However, these are just the sessions that most interested me. You should check out the schedule for yourself. Just look at all the “names” who will be there. Besides those folks I already listed, other notables include Sean and Jenn McCown, Jack Corbett, Wendy Pastrick, Kendal Van Dyke, Tim Mitchel, Mike Hotek, Wes Brown, Kalen Delaney, and so many others.
You just can’t beat the learning and networking opportunities of SQL Saturdays. Hope to see many of you there.