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: August 2013
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
As I was browsing my calendar of upcoming events for the remainder of the summer and the fall, I realized two things:
- This will likely be the busiest, most travel-heavy three months I’ve ever had, and
- I’m going to have to buy my wife something really nice by the time…
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
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
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