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Alberto Ferrari

SQLBI: Yet Another DWH Methodology?

It is several years now that I and Marco Russo enjoy ourself developing BI solutions and teaching our customers how to build them. We started with Kimball methodology, then we tried Inmon's one and finally a mix of both, tailored to ours and our customer needs. We tested the method on some projects and, at the end, we came up with a complete methodology that we now adopt as "our" standard.

When we felt confident that our methodology was mature enough to get described, we decided to write the first whitepaper, in which we introduce it. The goal of the publication on the web is that of discussing it with everybody interested in the development of BI solution.

In the paper we do not spend too much time on theoretical discussion about what a fact or a dimension is, our focus is where our customers are: "on the market". We do not talk about generic tools: we use Microsoft suite for BI and our efforts are in the direction of taking the best out of Microsoft tools.

We decided to share our experience with other BI experts by publishing the paper, we'd like to get comments and feedbacks on it. If you want to drop a line with your thoughts about it, feel free to do it in the SQLBI Methodology forum.

Published Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:21 AM by AlbertoFerrari


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About AlbertoFerrari

Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant. He his interests lie in two main areas: BI development lifecycle methodologies and performance tuning of ETL and SQL code. His main activities are with SSIS and SSAS for the banking, manufacturing and statistical sectors. He is also a speaker in international conferences like European PASS Conference and PASS Summit.
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