I’m presenting at the PASS Summit!

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I am fortunate enough to have been selected to give a presentation at the PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC on October 14-18.  It’s amazing to think that, although I have been in IT for 25 years, I first started to build my brand when I started this blog only 25 months ago (April 2011), and I have already got to the point where a session of mine has been accepted to “the big show” (I guess I have made it Big Time).  But you know what?  You can do it to!  And here is how: Enhance your career by blogging!, How to use LinkedIn to enhance your career, Blueprint for consulting riches, How to become an expert in your field, ABL: Always Be Learning, DBA’s, want to earn the big bucks? Learn BI, PASS Business Analytics Conference: the ultimate networking

Below is my presentation abstract along with more info about the conference.  My session is on Friday, October 18th at 1:00pm in room 218 A-B.  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 Summit 2013

PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals.  But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community.

More info:

51 Questions About Your #SQLPASS Summit Submission

Tips for Getting Around Charlotte at PASS Summit

#SQLPASS Abstract Review – My Perspective

PASS Summit 2013 – You Ain’t From Around Here Are Ya?

About James Serra

James is SQL Server MVP and a independent consultant with the title of Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse/Master Data Management Architect and Developer, specializing in the Microsoft SQL Server BI stack.
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