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  • Spotlight session at PASS 2011 - Temporal Snapshot Fact Table

    I’m very happy to announce that my proposal for the Spotlight session I’ve been invited to deliver at PASS 2011 has been accepted! Temporal Snapshot Fact Table You are designing a BI Solution and your customer ask you to keep a snapshot of the status of all their documents (orders, insurances, contracts, bills...whatever the word ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on May 29, 2011
  • SQLRally Pre-Conference Voting Is Open!

    SQLRally The SQLRally team has been working overtime and you can now vote on the pre-conference session you'd most like to see. What a great idea. This is a much better way to select pre-cons. This way, the SQL Server Community wins. I submitted a pre-conference session called A Day of SSIS. You can cast your vote here. A Day of ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 26, 2010
  • PASS Workshop “Creating a BI solution from A to Z” - Interview

    If you’re still unsure if the workshop I’ll deliver at PASS Summit the next November - “Creating a BI solution from A to Z” - is a good choice for you or not, you can get some more details reading the brief interview here: PASS Summit Post-Con Preview - Davide Mauri Where you’ll find answers to the following questions: Is there an audience ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 16, 2010
  • Presenting SSIS Design Patterns 1b: Incremental Loads and Parent-Child Patterns at SQLLunch Today!

    I am honored to present SSIS Design Patterns 1b: Incremental Loads and Parent-Child Patterns at SQLLunch today beginning at 12:30 PM EDT! This is part two of a three part series. (UPDATED)In this presentation, I walk through Incremental Load and Parent-Child SSIS design pattern basics. I also include a discussion of Change Detection in ETL. Hope ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on September 13, 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
  • SSIS is Case-Sensitive

    Introduction SSIS is case-sensitive even if the database is case-insensitive. Imagine...  ... you work in an ETL shop where someone who believes in natural keys won the Battle of the Joins. Imagine one of your natural keys is a string. (I know it's a stretch... play along!). Let's build some tables to sketch it out. If you do ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 28, 2010
  • It's Official, I'm a Geek

    I'm honored to join Glen Gordon (Blog - @glengordon) and G. Andrew Duthie (Blog - @devhammer) today at 3:00 PM EDT for an MSDN Webcast entitled GeekSpeak: Inside SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). This is a LiveMeeting and you can join in the fun as an attendee here. It's a live show, so bring your questions! :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 24, 2010
  • It's Official - SQLSaturday is Coming to NYC!

    New Jersey SQL Server User Group (NJSQL) is bringing SQLSaturday #39 to NYC on April 24, 2010!  The free all-day training event will be hosted by Microsoft at their Midtown Manhattan offices.  The speaker line-up is growing fast—if you'd like to present, visit the event's open call for speakers.  This is a free full-day ...
    Posted to Michael Coles: Sergeant SQL (Weblog) by Mike C on February 6, 2010
  • A week in Seattle

    Tomorrow morning I’ll fly to Seattle for the usual PASS Community Summit. I’m really happy for the next week. Even if this period is really full of work and a week away means that at my return I’ll have *really* busy times, the PASS Conference is always a nice break: meeting old and new friends, learning new things, enjoying beers and cocktails ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on October 30, 2009
  • SET IDENTITY_INSERT little bug(?)

    While I was working on a package to incrementally load a dimension in the DWH I’m developing for a customer, I stumbled upon a tricky little bug (I think, I still have to have a response from MS) that had – and will have – a little impact on how I create my packages. I’ve found that, when working on an empty table that has an identity column, if ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 30, 2009
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