RI (Referential Integrity) Constraints: 3 Reasons to Include Them in Your Data Warehouse

3 Reasons to Include Referential Integrity Constraints in Your Data Warehouse

Cloud Data Warehousing: Is it for real?

  Our industry is full of hype and hyped terms. Big Data. NoSQL. The Cloud. Self-service <whatever>. And Cloud Data Warehousing. Some of the offerings and solutions are real. Some less so. Newest on the scene is cloud data warehousing (or data warehousing in the cloud). As with all new tech, there are a variety […]

Want to Learn Something New in 2017?

Happy New Year everyone! This is the time of year when we all make plans and set goals for the new year, right? So what are you going to do different this year? How about grow your career by learning something new? How? Read a book on an area of tech you are not so familiar […]

Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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Early Christmas: The New #SQLDev Data Modeler is Here!

The newest version of Oracle (#SQLDev) SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) is ready for download!

Cloud Data Warehousing for Dummies

If you, like me, are a data warehousing or BI professional, you have probably been wondering how this all fits in the cloud world. You may have even heard of data warehousing "in the cloud". But what does that really mean? What is a cloud data warehouse?

Using the Snowflake Information Schema

It is my 1 year anniversary of becoming the tech evangelist for Snowflake Computing! Hard to believe that a year ago I gave up independent consulting and joined this amazing team in San Mateo. While there has been a lot of travel recently with my speaking schedule, I have gotten to learn a ton about big data, […]

Agile Amped Video – Live from Southern Fried Agile

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the Southern Fried Agile event in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was quite an event with over 700 people in attendance. This is a primarily local event drawing people mostly from the Charlotte area. To say agile is big in that town is […]

Drill to Detail Podcast: Data Modeling, Data Vault, and Snowflake!

Check out Episode 5 of Drill to Details where Mark Rittman asks me about data modeling, data vault, and Snwoflake DB!