Monday, September 15, 2014

SQL Teams - Working Together...

With so many products coming out of the gate, each product trying to address one part of the BI/Datawarehouse problems, one of the most important aspects is that the teams/folks involved in BI projects work together well. Since BI/Datawarehouse implementation involve cross team interactions , it becomes very vital that the team works together for the bigger picture. One of the classic areas of debate is between the developer and the DBA. Please read the following link about the pain points between developer & DBA, and how these can be resolved. I found this article to be very informative and could provide some tips...the article has been written by David Poole, a Data Architect.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SQL Server 2014 - Top Features...

Here is a summarised list of new features in SQL Server 2014 that could be worth an upgrade. There are still a lot of customers on SQL Server 2008, they could take the path straight to 2014 instead of going to SQL Server 2012.
1. New In-Memory OLTP Engine
2. Enhanced Windows Server Integration
3. Enhancements to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
4. Enhancements to Backups
5. Updateable ColumnStore Indexes
6. SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence
7. PowerBI for Office 365 Integration

The New-In Memory OLTP Engine and ColumnStore Indexes are bound to attract the OLTP and OLAP Customer base. Please read through these feature details in the following link. The link gives a more detailed description of the features.

Monday, September 8, 2014

SQL Saturday 2014...

SQL Saturday sessions are in full swing, these are one day events with lots of different topics to listen to and learn from. The SQL Server Saturday BI Edition is going to held in Charlotte on October 4, 2014. The Charlotte BI Group is excited to bring this event to you. The list of topics include: ETL, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Data Quality, Master Data Management, OLAP, Big Data, SharePoint, Data Management, as well as plenty for the SQL Server Administrators out there! .
Location: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC 28105 (located in South Charlotte) .

SQL Saturday Link for Charlotte :