Creating a Shared Dimension in Power BI Using Power Query: Basics and Foundations of Modeling

For a data warehouse professional, a shared dimension concept is always clear, and a star schema design always includes such type of entity. However, in the Power BI user’s world, there are many users who are not coming from a data warehousing background. It is necessary to understand some of the concepts in order to Read more about Creating a Shared Dimension in Power BI Using Power Query: Basics and Foundations of Modeling[…]

Do You Need a Date Dimension?

I’ve hear this question many times; “Do you think we need a date dimension?”.  some years ago, date dimension has been used more, but nowadays less! The main reason is that there are some tools that are using their own built-in date hierarchy. As an example Power BI has a built-in date hierarchy that is Read more about Do You Need a Date Dimension?[…]

ETL Incremental Load with SSIS; Q&A and Recording

Thanks to all attendees to my webinar today, with more than 400 registration I’m thrilled to say this very first RADACAD webinar was a successful step towards regular free webinars. If you are interested in future webinars please stay tuned, we will announce them all in our events page. Today’s webinar was about ETL Incremental Read more about ETL Incremental Load with SSIS; Q&A and Recording[…]

Walk-through Steps: I’m New to BI, Where to Start? – Part 1

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Business Intelligence is hot topics still after years of first appearance of the world in the job market. Term changed many times; Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, and Cloud BI…. BI related jobs are still high paid jobs in the market. Demand for BI is pretty high, and number of BI professionals is not that high. So it creates a niche market section for high demand jobs with high salaries. On the other hand BI is not something out of the blue for DBAs, Database Developers, Software Developers, and many IT professionals. Most of software developers build reports and analysis elements on their everyday activities. However that experience in report writing and analysis isn’t that much helpful for them if they want to step into BI jobs. For getting into BI market, you don’t only need experience in report writing, but you also need conceptual and architectural points of BI and DW systems, understanding components of BI, and learning tools of it.

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Speaking at SQL Saturday 352 Sydney: ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges

Hi, Thanks for all attendees to my session at SQL Satuday 352 Sydney, It was great to meet Grant, and Iman and also some Persian folks in this event. I was talking about my favorite subject: ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges Session Description: Data Warehouses are heavily in use nowadays in most of Read more about Speaking at SQL Saturday 352 Sydney: ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges[…]

SQL Satuarday 316: Christchurch: ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges

I am honored that I will speak in SQL Saturday 316 Christchurch on 14th of June 2014. Presentation topic is : ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges presentation Description: Data Warehouses are heavily in use nowadays in most of businesses around the world. Data Warehousing brings higher performance, faster and more insightful data analysis Read more about SQL Satuarday 316: Christchurch: ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges[…]

ComCamp 2014; Presentation Files: Solution Architecture for Inferred Dimension Members with SSIS and MDS

Thanks to all attendees of my session in ComCamp 2014 in Auckland about Solution Architecture for Inferred Dimension Members with SSIS and MDS. Here is session Title, Description, and presentation file; Title: Solution Architecture for Inferred Dimension Members with SSIS and MDS Description: Data Warehouses are heavily in use nowadays in most of businesses around Read more about ComCamp 2014; Presentation Files: Solution Architecture for Inferred Dimension Members with SSIS and MDS[…]

Presentation Materials: TechDays Hong Kong 2014, ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges

Thanks to all attendees of my session in TechDays 2014 Hong Kong about ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges. Here is session Title, Description, and presentation file; Title: ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges Description: Data Warehouses are heavily in use nowadays in most of businesses around the world. Data Warehousing brings higher Read more about Presentation Materials: TechDays Hong Kong 2014, ETL Architecture for Solving Data Warehouse Challenges[…]

Data Dimension in Power Query – Public Holidays Fetched Live

In previous post I’ve generated a date dimension with Power Query M script. In this post I will add public holidays to the date dimension from live websites. This post only considers New Zealand public holidays, but once you’ve learned how to deal with data, you can apply similar transformations with small changes to any Read more about Data Dimension in Power Query – Public Holidays Fetched Live[…]

Script to Generate and Populate Date Dimension Version 2: Adding Multiple Financial Years

Almost a year ago I published first version of T-SQL script to generate and populate a general purpose date dimension here. Today I want to publish the second version of that date dimension which has some corrections (fiscal calendar calculation fixed), and additional attributes (such as current year, current month, and current day) Multiple countries Read more about Script to Generate and Populate Date Dimension Version 2: Adding Multiple Financial Years[…]