Next Meeting: Thu, Jun 20 2013
20 June 2013 NTSSUG Meeting
6:00 - 6:20 - Welcome, Announcements & Food
6:20 - 8:30 - Data Warehouse Series - Basics and Beyond - David Stein
8:30 - 8:45 - Raffle and closing.
Event Time : Thu, Jun 20 2013 18:00 - 21:00 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Thu, Jun 20 2013 23:00 - 02:00
Microsoft Building LC-1
7000 North Highway 161
Direction: Microsoft is between Highway 114 and MacArthur Boulevard in Irving (Las Colinas), on Highway 161. The easiest way to get to there is to take the outer access road for Highway 161 North and exit into the Microsoft parking lot. It is the first building you will see once you exit. We'll be in the first building, LC-1.
Please park in the front of the building that faces Highway 161. Enter the front of the building and sign-in at the front desk.
Data Warehouse Series – Basics and Beyond
David Stein, Data Warehouse Architect
David will cover both the basics and gotchas of Data Warehouse Development using the SQL Server 2012 toolset. Some of the things he'll cover are:
• Basic methodology for evaluating business requirements/needs, obtaining user cooperation, and identifying source data quality issues.
• Data Warehouse basic concepts including Facts, Dimensions, Star and Snowflake Schemas.
• Deep dive into slowly changing Dimension types and how to handle them using T-SQL and SSIS.
• T-SQL Merge Fundamentals and how it can be used to load Dimension and Fact Tables. Yes, I swear the Merge Generation Code will be ready for the presentation. :)
• Understanding the three basic Fact Table types, how they are used, and loaded with SSIS.
• Date Dimension creation and configuration.
• Taking advantage of SSIS 2012 functionality improvements including Environments, Project Parameters etc.
• Strategies for SSIS and database optimization, insuring data integrity, etc.
• And much, much more.
Each session will progressively build upon the previous sessions and session material will be posted on his blog.
Come watch this exciting and progressive series as David takes you from padawan to Jedi Master.
David Stein is a Data Warehouse Architect. He’s worked in SQL Server Business Intelligence for almost a decade in many roles as both a consultant as well as a corporate employee. He’s designed Data Warehouses from scratch as well as saved projects in serious jeopardy. He is also very active in the community, having spoken at PASS events at all levels, including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally, and at numerous SQL Saturday events and user groups. You can learn more about Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and other technical topics on his blog at Made2Mentor.com or follow him on Twitter @Made2Mentor.