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    This is a blog post completely unrelated to the technical content I’m used to cover. But I’ve been asked so many times how I do handle my mail that I thought having a blog post will save me time to explain. So, if you are not interested, wait for the next blog post, which will be about Business Intelligence again! First of all, I only use email. ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on August 17, 2015
  • First spring conference: PASS Business Analytics Conference and SQL Bits #passbac #sqlbits #sqlpass

    Spring is a conferences’ season and the upcoming one is no exception. I will be speaking at PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013, which will be the first event this year, so I’d like to spend a few words about my sessions. PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013 April 10-12, 2013 | Chicago, IL – United States This conference is targeted to ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on February 8, 2013
  • SQLBits Training Day with SQLBI Methodology

    You might already know that I and Alberto Ferrari will present the SQLBI Methodology in a Training Day at SQLBits 8. What you might need to know is that registrations are very good and there are not so many seats available. I don’t know whether it will be possible to get a larger room or not – so you have been advised, the sold out for this ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on February 14, 2011
  • SQLBI Methodology session recording available

    If you lost the SQLBI Methodology session (or any other one) at 24 Hours of PASS in September, now you can watch the recordings on-line! I just looked at the presentation and unfortunately there are 6 minutes missing from our presentation. Thus, if you are going to watch it, this is the missing initial slide that introduces the one-hour long ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 12, 2010
  • I will be at European PASS Conference 2009

    Even this year I will be a speaker at the European PASS Conference 2009 (April 22-24, 2009 - Neuss, Germany). Last year I had a session discussing the Many-to-Many Revolution paper.This year I'm excited to introduce the SQLBI Methodology joining Alberto Ferrari on the stage. We got a lot of feedback until now, but this is the first time we ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on April 15, 2009
  • SQLBI Methodology at work

    Today we published the draft of the paper ''SQLBI Methodology at work''. We applied the SQLBI Methodology to the well-known Adventure Works. As usual, we look forward to get your feedack in the dedicated forum.
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 1, 2008
  • Methodology comparison: Kimball, Inmon and SQLBI

    This post is part of a Methodology discussion - other posts will follows. I will be happy to get your feedback! I am proud to announce a public draft of the first paper about the SQLBI Methodology. I and Alberto Ferrari tried to define a consistent methodology which covers the construction of the back-end of a BI Solution using Microsoft SQL ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 20, 2008
  • Is a BI methodology truly independent from the underlying technology?

    This post is part of a Methodology discussion - other posts will follows. I will be happy to get your feedback! Building a BI solution (like any kind of software project), it is normal to look for existing methodologies and best practices, just to avoid pitfalls and get better results. Usually, a methodology is not related to a particular ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 14, 2008
  • Classification of BI solutions

    This post is part of a Methodology discussion - other posts will follows. I will be happy to get your feedback! One interesting question is “How do you measure the complexity of a BI solution?” If we need to decide whether a specific technique is suitable for a solution or not, it is very important to be able to classify that solution. We want to ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 5, 2008
  • Methodologies to build BI Solutions

    In the last years I spent most of my time working on BI solutions based on the SQL Server platform. I had experiences with other architectures but I mostly used Kimball's methodology to design relational databases feeding SSAS cubes. However, Kimball only describes the relational side of a BI solution and gives you a basic model (the star schema) ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 5, 2008
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