Archives: October 2013
From Microsoft, SSDT is now available for SQL Server 2014:
We’d like to announce the availability of SSDT that supports SQL Server 2014 databases. SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is pre-release software, does not support upgrade from an existing SSDT install or upgrading to any new… Read more
Not much news came out of the PASS Summit 2013 from last week, but boy did I have a blast! I met over 100 people who were presenters or bloggers (I counted). I made an effort to find them as I wondered around the halls. I also had a lot… Read more
Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 CTP2 (download):
What’s new in SQL Server 2014 CTP2?
New Mission Critical Capabilities and Enhancements
- Enhanced In-Memory OLTP, including new tools which will help you identify and migrate the tables and stored procedures will benefit most from In-Memory OLTP, as well…
As a consultant I am often starting from the ground floor on a new data warehouse/business intelligence project, and usually one of the first tasks is to interview business users from various groups. During these interviews I am doing an assessment – trying to understand the current environment and documenting… Read more
Thanks to everyone who attended my session “Transitioning to a BI role” at the PASS SQL Saturday Charlotte. The abstract is below. Another packed room with a number of people standing!
Here is the PowerPoint presentation: Transitioning to a BI role.
Transitioning to a BI role
Business Intelligence… Read more
Thanks to everyone who attended my session “Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture” at the PASS Summit 2013. The abstract is below. It was a packed room with many people having to stand. Maybe next year I’ll get a bigger room I hope you enjoyed it!
Here is the… Read more
I will be arriving Sunday night in Charlotte and attending a pre-conference session on Monday and Tuesday.… Read more
I have talked about the Business Intelligence Maturity Model (see Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment), but I wanted to dig further into one area and talk about the Data Warehouse Maturity Model. The graphic below, from Wayne Eckerson, is very accurate based on my dozens of interactions with clients:
Business… Read more
I have seen many times at clients where the terms business intelligence and data warehousing are used interchangeably. In reality, these are two separate disciplines. This is especially true for enterprise data warehouses due to an EDW’s scope, complexity, and large volumes of data.
As seen in the data warehouse… Read more
I have been honored to be chosen a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Here is a video on my reaction: I’m a Microsoft MVP and I feel great!