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PASS Data Architecture VC presents: Audrey Hammonds–Database Makeover: Renovate Your Data Model

Subject: Database Makeover: Renovate Your Data Model

Start Time:   Thursday, January 19, 2011 12:00 PM US Central Time (January 19, 2011 6:00 PM GMT)

End Time:  Thursday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM US Central Time (January 19, 2011 7:00 PM GMT)

Presenter:  Audrey Hammonds (Blog|@DataAudrey)

Live Meeting Link:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/UserGroups/join?id=QZCH9D&role=attend&pw=g3d%3F%7BspDw

Database Makeover: Renovate Your Data Model
You know the concepts of normalization, logical modeling, and physical implementation. But what happens when you’ve inherited a less than perfect data model? You need to renovate while keeping the production system humming. In this session, we’ll talk about how to evaluate an existing model, how to approach design when your system is up and running and how to incrementally apply database design changes in a fast-moving environment. Every database, even ones consisting of a collection of flat, unrelated tables, has the potential to become a beautiful database. All you need is an eye for design and a strategy to get you there.

Audrey Hammonds
Audrey Hammonds is a Database Developer for ista North America in Atlanta, GA and a SQL Server MVP. Fifteen years ago, she volunteered for DBA training to escape COBOL, and never looked back. A firm believer that good fundamentals and solid design can save a database professional’s sanity, she has devoted much of her career to designing (hopefully) elegant databases and straightening up others’ not-so-elegant databases. She blogs at http://datachix.com with her partner in crime, Julie Smith.

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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc is a Business Intelligence Consultant/Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses his 25+ years in IT to help develop OLTP systems with normalized databases for high-performing T-SQL and end-to-end dimensional data marts using SSIS, SSAS, PPS, and Excel. His SQL Server certifications include MCSA 12, MCITP 08 BI and DBA, MCITP 2005 DBA, and MCDBA 2000. As a PASS volunteer, he is current chair of the Excel BI virtual chapter, past chair of the Data Architecture virtual chapter, and past virtual chapter mentor. He has helped the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group with SQLSaturdays and speaks at local IT meetings.


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