“DBA: Transitioning to a BI Role” Presentation

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb 13th) at Noon CST I will be presenting the session “DBA: Transitioning to a BI Role” at the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter.  Below is the abstract.  It will be a remote presentation that you can join online.  Details are here.  I hope you can make it!

DBA: Transitioning to a BI Role

Business Intelligence is an extremely hot career. If you are a DBA, how can you transition to a BI role? James Serra will describe what exactly BI is, what encompasses the Microsoft BI stack, why it is so popular, and why a BI career pays so much. Then James will delve into the steps to take to become a BI expert and how he made the transition.

About James Serra

James currently works for Microsoft specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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2 Responses to “DBA: Transitioning to a BI Role” Presentation

  1. OracleDBA says:

    Thanks for the great post and presentation. I’ve been a DBA for the better part of 15 years (mostly Oracle, some SQL Server and latterly Oracle Apps), and I feel I now need to get closer to the data and explore the BI space. There’s an opportunity to join a SAS/Teradata project at work, but I’m hesitating to jump because it seems like such alien territory!

    • James Serra says:

      Glad you enjoyed the presentation. It’s important to leave your comfort zone and take on projects that will give you experience in new technologies, especially BI related. You will be glad you did!

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