What is Success?

Late last week I took a quick trip back to central New York (Syracuse-area) to attend a family funeral for my brother’s father-in-law (who I had know for 20+ years). While it was of course a sad occasion, it did allow me an unplanned visit to see my father (for an early father’s day no less), […]

It WAS the #Best #DataVault Event Ever!

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a few days in lovely Stowe, Vermont at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa attending the 3rd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium (#WWDVC). Not only was the location picturesque, the weather was near perfect, the beer was tasty, and the learning and networking were outstanding. We had 75 […]

Snowflake DB Cool Features – Automatic Query Optimization

Learn how Snowflake automatically optimizes SQL queries. It is all handled “auto-magically” via a dynamic optimization engine in our cloud services layer.

#Kscope16 Blog Hop: #BigData and #AdvancedAnalytics Sessions Not to Miss

Need help choosing sessions for #KScope16? Here are my Top 5 for the #BigData track

Support for Multiple Workloads in Snowflake DB

Learn how the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse improves performance of mixed workloads

Best #DataVault Event Ever!

Do your self, your DW architecture, and your brain a favor and take time to attend the 3rd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium

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 […]