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 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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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.

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