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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

Upcoming Presentations in May

Next month, I’ll be making a couple of stops at SQL Saturday events in the south.  On May 3, I’ll be attending SQL Saturday #285 in Atlanta and presenting my SSIS Performance session.  I’ll be traveling with my good friend and neighbor Ryan Adams, who is also presenting at… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 18 April 2014

SQL Saturday Lisbon

It’s a little over a week until this year’s SQL Saturday festivities kick off in Lisbon, Portugal, and I’m very excited to be a part of it.  Registration is nearly full, so if you’re in the area and are planning on attending, register now!

For this event, I’m delivering… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 April 2014

Lunch with someone new

I met up for lunch with a good friend and former coworker today, and among the topics of discussion was how we as professionals often neglect personal relationships when work and life get busy.  I’ve found that to be especially true since I started working from home last year.  I… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 19 February 2014

Parent-Child SSIS Architecture

This is the first in a series of technical posts on using parent-child architectures in SQL Server Integration Services.  The index page for all posts can be found here.

In this post, I will provide an overview of the architecture and describe the benefits of implementing a parent-child design… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 7 February 2014

SSIS and PowerPivot training in Baton Rouge

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaming up with my Linchpin People colleague Bill Pearson for a day of BI and SSIS training next month.  On Wednesday, February 12th, we’ll each be delivering a full-day presentation in Baton Rouge, after which we’ll be joining the Baton Rouge SQL Server… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 29 January 2014

New Blog Series: Parent-Child Architecture in SSIS

This month I’m kicking off a new series of blog posts discussing the topic of parent-child architectures in SQL Server Integration Services.

I still remember the first SSIS package I ever deployed to a production environment.  It was the mid-2000s, and I was working on a large data migration project… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 20 January 2014

Goodbye, 2013

For me, 2013 was one of the most interesting and busy years of my life.  It was a good year for me, especially on the career front, and it’s certainly been the busiest year in several years.  Among the highlights of 2013:

Going independent

The most significant event for me… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 January 2014

MVP Award for 2014

Earlier this morning I received a notification from the Microsoft MVP program that I’ve been recognized as a SQL Server MVP for 2014.  Even though this is my fifth consecutive award, it’s still a rush to get that email each year.

It’s awesome to be a part of such a… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 January 2014

PASS Summit 2013 Keynote, Day 2

Today is the second day of the 2013 SQL PASS Summit, and I’m again live blogging the event. 

8:15: Here we go.  Looks like a thinner crowd today.  Everyone sleeping in from #sqlkaraoke last night?

8:19: The morning is kicked off with a video montage about networking.  It’s good to… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 17 October 2013

PASS Summit 2013 Keynote, Day 1

Today is the first full day of the PASS Summit 2013 conference.  This year I’m again joining the blogger table and will be live blogging throughout the opening ceremonies and the keynote.  This year I’m sitting between Colin Stasiuk and Andy Warren. 

I’ll be updating this post periodically through the… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 16 October 2013

It’s Election Season

It’s that time of the year again – time to make your voice heard as a PASS member.  The PASS board elections are upon us, and if you’ were a PASS member as of June of this year, you should receive your ballot via email tomorrow.  Remember that this year’s… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 September 2013

SQL Saturday 223 OKC

This past weekend I made the relatively short (about 3 hours) trip to the Oklahoma City area to attend and speak at the third annual SQL Saturday event there.  I’ve been invited to speak at each of their three events, and I’ve been impressed with each one of them so… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 26 August 2013

My event schedule for Fall 2013

As I was browsing my calendar of upcoming events for the remainder of the summer and the fall, I realized two things:

  1. This will likely be the busiest, most travel-heavy three months I’ve ever had, and
  2. I’m going to have to buy my wife something really nice by the time…

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 16 August 2013

Join me for the 2013 Biml Workshop

Of the many emerging technologies I’m currently using, there’s nothing that excites me more than Biml.  If you’re not familiar with it, Biml (short for Business Intelligence Markup Language) is a language that allows business intelligence developers to programmatically create and document SSIS packages.  I’ve found this to be incredibly… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 14 August 2013

Continue Package Execution After Error in SSIS

When it comes to ETL, I’m a pessimist.  Until proven otherwise, I assume that all data is bad, all connections are volatile, and all transformation logic is suspect.  As such, I spent a lot of time addressing how to prepare for and handle errors in the ETL pipeline with SSIS.… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 5 August 2013

Are you really an expert?

Through the course of my career, I’ve spent time on both sides of the job interview table, which has given me an empathy for both job interviewees as well as their interviewers.  The former wants to put his best foot forward to demonstrate (or at least talk about) his most… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 2 August 2013

Key Change

I love music.  In fact, I like to think that I’m a student of music – although anyone who has heard me sing karaoke would agree that I’m far from having mastered it.  I’ve got a taste in music that is as diverse as anyone I know.  I enjoy tunes… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 21 June 2013

Upcoming SQL Saturday Precons

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be delivering three, one-day preconference seminars this summer prior to three different SQL Saturday events:

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 7 June 2013

Using the SSIS Object Variable as a Result Set Enumerator

In the first post in this series, I covered the basics of object typed variables in SQL Server Integration Services, along with a brief examination of some potential use cases.  In this installment, I’m going to illustrate the most common use of object typed variables in SSIS: using an… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 28 May 2013

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 May 2013

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