Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Data Warehousing. I’m one of those fortunate few who finds their work fascinating, and I tend to dive head first into new projects.
I was recruited to join a team on a multi-terabyte data warehousing project late last summer. I was leery to take [...]
“Shit!” I said, followed by even more graphic expletives. I lost you? Sorry, I forget that you don’t follow me around? Let me explain.
Like most people, I have a junk room filled with boxes and plastic storage bins. After Thanksgiving I was in the garage looking for our stored Christmas ornaments and came across a [...]
Every time I attend SQL Saturdays I am re-energized, and SQL Saturday 163 BI Edition was no different. This one was particularly special because of my precon presentation, “Data Warehousing In a Day”. I just love getting up in front of a group and teaching and it’s obvious when to the attendees.
If all of [...]
This is just a friendly plug for my friends at RedGate regarding SQL in the City, a free series of events traveling around the country. It’s a free day of training and networking led by spectacular presenters such as Steve Jones (Blog/Twitter) and Grant Fritchey (Blog/Twitter), who will be headlining the Austin event next week. [...]
Hey folks, just a quick message that I’ll be presenting this evening at North Texas SQL Server User Group. I’m presenting an updated version of “Have you got the Urge to Merge?” which I gave last month in Fort Worth. I’ve made good progress with my code which generates T-SQL Merge Statements and will be [...]
The North Texas SQL Server User Group recently announced our next SQL Saturday. SQL Saturday 163 will be another business intelligence centric event, with a limited number of attendees. The last time we had an event like this, it sold out in less than 12 hours, so I’d urge everyone to sign up right away.
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”
I got [...]
The best way to answer that question is with other questions. Answer them honestly. Let me preface the questions by saying that I fully expect the majority of people who take the time to read this will answer yes to most of them.
Are you intelligent in general? You don’t have to be a Rocket [...]
Recently I’ve received several emails with the same basic theme. I was sought out because I am a Business Intelligence Consultant and they want to know whether the career would be good for them. Well, it’s hard to read a short synopsis of someone’s experience and recommend a life altering directional change. So, I decided [...]
If you found your way to my blog, the chances are good that you consider yourself a Junior DBA. The chances are also good that you’re wrong. I can hear you saying right now, “Damn, you’re good, how do you know all that?” Well, I’m glad you asked.
I still remember my first SQL Server [...]