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  • BI Virtual Chapter: “Adaptive BI: Engineering a BI Solution”

    On the next 20th Semptember I’ll deliver a session on a topic that is IMHO really important but is not yet covered enough: Adaptive BI: Engineering a BI Solution Are you starting to create a BI solution....but where do you begin with? How to setup everything correctly so that you'll be able to handle new features required by the customers ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 9, 2010
  • See You in St Louis, and then London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and York, UK

    Good grief, there's a lot of travel in my future. <sigh ... deep breath> It'll be exhausting and it'll be hard to lose so much time with the family. But if I'm able to avoid travel mishaps, it'll be fun.  Meet Me In St. Louis I'll be speaking in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, September 14th for their mid-day meeting. The details, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on September 7, 2010
  • It's the Atlanta Attendance Contest!

    I'm speaking tonight on Top 10 Mistakes DBAs Make at the Atlanta SQL Server User Group meeting in Alpharetta, GA.  You can find all of the details here.The Best Dang Design Book for SQL Server Professionals - EVER!I thought I'd liven things up a bit with a little contest.  The rules are simple: A. If you don't follow me on ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 12, 2010
  • PASS Summit 2010 – BI Workshop

    PASS Summit 2010 Pre & Post conference are out! This year I’ll deliver the “Creating BI Solution from A to Z” seminar in which, as the title implies, attendees will see how to create a BI solution starting from scratch. Going through the dimensional modeling and the creation of the Datawarehouse, the implementation of the ETL process with ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on June 30, 2010
  • Free Training for You, Punishing Workload for Me. Thank You for Enjoying My Misery.

    Everybody enjoys a little free training now and then. I've got mountains of free training in the works. Some of it is in-person and local while some are in webcast format. Please join me as you're able! Tomorrow - Wednesday! Wed, Feb 10, 2010 12 pm (noon) MST - PASS DBA Virtual Chapter; Top 10 Administration Mistakes on SQL ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on February 9, 2010
  • Interview Now Appearing on CSTech.com

    I was honored to be recently interviewed by the crew at Consortio Services.  You can find my portion of this particular webcast at http://www.cstechcast.com/podcasts/cs-techcast/episode99/ beginning at 17:24.  In the interview, I discuss a number of thoughts and opinions about the future of cloud computing, where our profession is ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 2, 2010
  • Seventh pillar - Encapsulated

    The final numbered post in this version of my “pillar” series of posts ends in the most contestable part of the design/implementation process.  Encapsulation. The concept of encapsulation is not contested (or even contestable by sane programmers in any field of the art of system creation. Every time you use a Windows API call you are ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 23, 2009
  • Sixth pillar – Well Performing

    I guess eventually I had to admit that performance matters. Whenever I speak, and in all of my books, I try to stress over and over that performance is NOT the only thing. The fact is all too much time is spent trying to make database applications run faster when the real goal should be to architect data structures that solve the problems of the ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 13, 2009
  • What is a physical database?

    A bit of terminology that gets beaten to death is that of the “physical” database.  I would think most every DBA uses this term (I do), but…to mean what?  I think there are two common utilizations: The layer of tables, constraints, indexes, etc used to store data The actual on-disk structures. Frankly, until 3 years ago, I ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on June 11, 2009
  • Excellent new books for SQL Server professionals

    Hello from Vancouver, BC!  I'm enjoying the proceedings at the annual DevTeach conference and looking forward to some great sessions today. I was recently given the privilege to tech review a new book put out by Manning Publications, written by Rod Colledge, called SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action.  I liked the book so much that ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 9, 2009
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