Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of data management experience. He is a partner with Linchpin People and is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.
Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2.
Archives: December 2008
Data mining is commonly used to find otherwise undetectable patterns in related sets of data. However, sometimes these patterns provide absolutely useless information. This story on FoxNews.com explains a recent correlation between teens who skip breakfast and those that lose their virginity earlier in life. Interesting information, yes, but what… Read more
I was tagged by Gail Shaw to post two big mistakes made during my professional career. The only challenge here was to narrow the list down to two :)
The first one is very easy. During my early days working with SQL Server, I wore a lot of hats, including… Read more
It’s obviously hot off the presses because the “What’s New document” is 404. Read more
The Questions for this quiz…
What are the largest challenges that you have faced in your career… Read more
I could have sworn that my SQL Server Magazine seemed much smaller this month. When I pulled out last’s months magazine to compare, the December issue is 8 pages shorter (48 versus this month’s 40). In fact, I found where Lee Everest confirmed that the magazine averaged 80 pages only… Read more
… and joined Twitter. I’m only doing it ‘cuz everybody else is doing it. With all the other social networking tools out there I don’t see what sets Twitter apart as The Next Big Thing, but I’ll give it an honest try. There was apparently a lot of PASS-related traffic… Read more
DBA, database developer, analyst, SQL grunt, or whatever your title may be, there is no question that your role will be evolving in the next few years.
For my colleagues and friend who visit my websites (www.bucketofbits.com, www.tyleris.com, www.timmitchell.net), I just discovered that my web host has gone offline. In truth, it appears that they have gone completely belly-up – their own corporate website is down, and the sales and support phone numbers… Read more