I’m presenting at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

I am fortunate enough to have been selected to give a presentation at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA on May 7-9.  My presentation will be on Thursday, May 8th from 1:30-2:30pm.  Below is my presentation abstract along with more info about the conference.  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 1,000 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 70+ sessions by industry experts, the event covers analytics and visualization, advanced analysis techniques, information delivery, big data, strategy and achitecture, and more.


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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3 Responses to I’m presenting at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

  1. Tricia A says:

    Excellent News! Good luck in your presentation or should I say “Break a Leg!”

  2. Jim says:

    Congrats, best of luck on the presentation.