James Serra's Blog

Data Fabric defined

Another buzzword that you may have been hearing a lot about lately is Data Fabric. In short, a data fabric is a single environment consisting of a unified architecture...

2021-06-21 (first published: )

287 reads

Modern Data Warehouse explained

I created a short YouTube video (20 minutes) that is a whiteboarding session that describes the five stages (ingest, store, transform, model, visualize) that make up a modern data...

2021-05-12 (first published: )

954 reads

Power BI and a Star Schema

I sometimes get asked from customers if they should use a star schema or should they use one large single table/flatfile for their dataset in Power BI. The answer...

2021-03-05 (first published: )

588 reads

Data Mesh defined

The two latest trends in emerging data platform architectures are the Data Lakehouse (the subject of my last blog Data Lakehouse defined), and the Data Mesh, the subject of...

2021-02-19 (first published: )

547 reads

Blogs

Using Framing for a Running Total–#SQLNewBlogger

By

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for...

Accessibility in your PowerPoint slide deck

By

This post is part of the series I kicked off here. You can read...

Daily Coping 28 Jul 2021

By

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

Conditional Update of Column

By Phil Parkin

I can't remember ever trying this before, but I have need to do it...

BulkCopy error

By Bruin

I'm trying to load a csv to SQL using the BULKCOPY, but running into...

Login failed: Password did not match that for the login provided.

By tom 69406

I just installed a new instance of SQL Developer Edition - All my apps...

Visit the forum

Ask SSC

SQL Server Q&A from the SQLServerCentral community

Get answers