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Data Warehouse Design and Power BI at SQL Saturday Tampa 2019


SQLSaturday #859 - Tampa 2019

Hello, fellow data nerds! I wanted to make you aware of a fantastic event coming up this month in Tampa, Florida. On Saturday, March 23, 2019, the annual SQL Saturday event will be hosted at the University of South Florida! This is a really tremendous opportunity to engage in some quality training at little to no cost. If you’re able to be in the Tampa area Saturday 3/23 then you need to register for this event. I’ve seen the schedule and the line up is impressive! Old dogs and young dogs alike will learn something new from a host of professionals and industry experts!

I’ll be presenting two sessions during the morning of March 23 at SQL Saturday Tampa and I’d love to see you there!

Making Sense of the Power BI Ecosystem

Power BI has taken the world by storm since it’s release in mid-2015. Since then, Microsoft’s cloud analytics service has matured and grown in scope and complexity. In this session, we’ll seek to understand the moving parts of the Power BI ecosystem including Power BI Pro, Premium, Report Server, Embedded, Data Flows, and more. By the end of this session the audience should have a firm grasp on the components ecosystem and how those components work together.

Building a Data Warehouse from the Ground Up

What if you could approach any business process in your organization and quickly design an effective and optimal dimensional model using a standardized step-by-step method? In this session we’ll discuss the steps required to design a unified dimensional model that is optimized for reporting and follows widely accepted best practices. We’ll also discuss how the design of our dimensional model affects a semantic modeling technologies like SQL Server Analysis Services or Power BI and how the choices we make during the data warehouse design phase can make or break our reports.

I hope you can make it to this really amazing event and can make it to one of my sessions! Don’t forget to register! If you do, swing by and say hi to me!