Well we had a really good meeting this week at our User Group. There were about 17 physical attendees and 5 virtual attendees. I spoke on the Near Real-time Data Warehouse. This is the second time that I have given this talk. Most of the attendees were very familiar with the concept of warehousing. However, only a few were actually involved with designing and managing data warehouses.
There were several questions about why do we need a Near Real-time data warehouse. I ask the question myself every day. Especially when there are problems, but the short answer is because our Operational Database is highly normalized some may even call it an Object-Oriented database. Nevertheless, reporting on it is a nightmare for our Report Developers.
I attempted to record the meeting with Community Clips from Microsoft, instead of the built in Live Meeting Recorder. However, when I changed from my PowerPoint slides to Management Studio the recording fell apart. The worst part is that I did not realize it until I tried to watch the video later that evening. Probably should have done a little more testing before I decided to completely abandon the live meeting recording feature. I am going to give it another try, but on a shorter presentation.
If you are interested in attending our User Group Meeting Virtually, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk to you soon
Patrick LeBlanc, founder TSQLScripts.com
SQL Down South