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: February 2010
At the MVP Summit last week, I was talking with fellow Dallas-area tweep Sean McCown about our local SQL Server user group membership. I think our group is unique because of its sheer size; we typically have between 70 and 90 people at our monthly meetings, with a mailing list… Read more
In case you don’t subscribe to the SQL Server Central daily newsletter, check out the editorial I wrote entitled “Dude, Your Fly Is Open”, a lighthearted look at when and how to point out the mistakes of others. You can find it here: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Editorial/69482/. Read more
A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that the SQL Saturday franchise was voluntarily transferred to PASS . This change of ownership could be a good thing for SQL Saturday, but I do have some questions and concerns.
Let me say for starters that the SQL Saturday franchise is… Read more
I’d like to share a networking success story. Last year, I blogged about my experience at the PASS Summit of 2005, where I was essentially a wallflower and didn’t really do any networking. Since then, I’ve realized its importance and have embraced professional networking as a key component in… Read more
A relatively common requirement in ETL processing is to break records into disparate outputs based on an alphabetical split on a range of letters. A practical example of this would be a work queue for collections staff based on last name; records would be pulled from a common source and… Read more