Triad SQL Business Intelligence User Group


The Triad SQL Business Intelligence Users Group is a forum where any one interested in the Microsoft business intelligence stack can meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by Microsoft BI professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group.

All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Pizza and drinks are provided.

Please register on this site to be included on the latest newsletter and emails announcing our next meetings.

Next Meeting: Tue, Jun 30 2015

Triad PASS BI - June 2015 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

We're giving all the speakers a break over the summer and going to show a video from the 2013 Business Analytics Conference.  Please join us for pizza, networking, and a discussion on Data Warehouse Architecture.


UTC : Tue, Jun 30 2015 22:00 - 23:00
Event Time : Tue, Jun 30 2015 18:00 - 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Jun 30 2015 22:00 - 23:00


Inmar Building
635 Vine St.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture

Speaker: James Serra, Big Data Evangelist Microsoft

Summary: You’re a DBA, and your boss asks you to determine if a data warehouse would help the company. So many questions pop into your head: Why use a data warehouse? What’s the best methodology to use when creating a data warehouse? Should I use a normalized or dimensional approach? What’s the difference between the Kimball and Inmon methodologies? Does the new Tabular Model in SQL Server 2012 change things? What’s the difference between a data warehouse and a data mart? Is there any hardware I can purchase that is optimized for a data warehouse? What if I have a ton of data? Join this session for the answers to all these questions. You’ll leave with information that will amaze your boss and lead to a big raise – or at least lead you down the correct path to adding business value to your organization!

About James: James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger ( and speaker. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.


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