A Snow Storm of Snowflake Webinars

Good Monday Morning! Been itching to learn more about the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse? Well, now is your chance. Over the next two weeks we have a bunch of great webinars coming up so I figured I should just give you a an easy list to review with links to sign up. Here it is: […]

ANSI SQL with Analytic Functions on Snowflake DB

Here is another installment of my Top 10 blog list of cool features of Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse: At Snowflake, we believe that it should be easy to access, query, and derive insights from your data. To support that, we provide our users with the ability to query all their data using ANSI compliant SQL […]

Agile Amped Interview

Last week I had a great time speaking and networking at the 1st every Agile Alliance Tech conference (#AATC2016), which was held at the newly renovated Marriott Crabtree. The conference was a great success (IMHO), with some very interesting talks about TDD (Test Driven Development), Pair Programming, and Mob Programming (new to me!) among others. […]

4 Keys to Succeeding with Agile Data Warehousing in 2016

I have been out giving talks again on using agile methods for data warehouse and business intelligence projects, so I thought it was time for me to share my thoughts about the 4 key elements you need to be successful with an Agile DW project in 2016. Adopt an Agile Methodology By this I am talking […]

Data Vault Modeling and Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

Since I have joined Snowflake, I have been asked multiple times what data warehouse modeling approach does Snowflake support best. Well, the cool thing is that we support multiple data modeling approaches equally. Turns out we have a few customers who have existing data warehouses built using a particular approach known as the Data Vault […]

Connect to Snowflake with JDBC

As promised in my earlier post, here is a deeper dive into the next of the Top 10 Cool Features from Snowflake: #9 Ability to connect with JDBC This seems like a no brainer but is very important. If you’re interested in connecting any custom or packaged Java based applications to Snowflake, JDBC is what you need. […]

Viva Las Vegas!

Later this morning I am flying out to Las Vegas to attend my first HIMSS conference. This is the biggest IT Healthcare related event on the planet. I will be hanging out at the Snowflake booth (#14078) in the Clinical & Business Intelligence Knowledge Center, ready to talk about elastic data warehousing and how it can […]

Snowflake Cool Features: Query History 

As promised in the previous post I wrote for Snowflake, here is a deeper dive into one of the Top 10 Cool Features from Snowflake: #10 Result sets available via History There are a lot of times when you want to make a small change to your large query, and want to be able to […]

Top 10 Cool Things I Like About Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

I have now been with Snowflake Computing for a little over two months (my how time flies). In that time, I have run the demo, spoken at several trade shows, and written a few blogs posts. I have learned a ton about the product and what it means to be an Elastic Data Warehouse in […]

Fire Sale #2: Loading Your Data Vault with Informatica

As I mentioned the other day, Dan and Sanjay have been hard at work re-vamping the Learn Data Vault site and have relaunched it. In celebration they are offering amazing deals on their world class Data Vault Implementation classes. The 2nd course that is ready to go is Implementing Data Vault with Informatica. This online course walks […]