PASS Business Analytics Conference Presentation

I am fortunate enough to have been selected to give a presentation at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago on April 10-12.  Below is my presentation abstract along with more info about the conference.  My session will be on Friday, April 12th at 11:15am in the Chicago Ballroom IX.  I hope to see you there!

Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture

You’re a DBA and your boss asks you to determine if a data warehouse would help the company. So many questions pop into your head: Why use a data warehouse? What is the best methodology to use when creating a data warehouse? Should I use a normalized or dimensional approach? What is the difference between the Kimball and Inmon methodologies? Does the new Tabular model in SQL Server 2012 change things? What is the difference between a data warehouse and a data mart? Is there any hardware I can purchase that is optimized for a data warehouse? What if I have a ton of data? During this session James will help you to answer these questions so your response to your boss will provoke amazement and lead to a big raise. Or at least help to lead you down the correct path!

PASS Business Analytics Conference

Join over 1,200 business analysts, data scientists, architects and BA/BI practitioners for real-world insights, best practices, and strategic vision around Microsoft’s collaborative business analytics platform. Featuring 60+ sessions by industry experts, the event covers data discovery, data exploration and visualization, predictive analytics, content management and architecture, collaboration, information strategies, and more.

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About James Serra

James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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