Bench Time – How to Make the Most of It

  •   July 29, 2016

You’ve just finished up Phase I of a project at a client, but the budget for Phase II hasn’t been approved yet. You have no other clients in the pipeline...

Foundational Data Warehouse – Design Phase

Jess Rabida   •   July 21, 2016

Continuing the blog series, Foundational Data Warehouse, we will be taking a deeper dive into the next foundational building block which is the Design phase. Hopefully, by the end of...

Time Management in a Start-Up

Molly Gallmeier   •   June 24, 2016

For those of you who read my first blog, “Reward Outweighing Risk – My first year at a Start –Up” you all know that this whole new company/start up world is rather...

Generating Parameterized Attunity Queries with Biml

Arthur Wang   •   June 2, 2016

Before you continue: if you’re already familiar with Biml, the Attunity connector, and using SSIS variables for SQL commands, you can skip to the “Custom Properties” section. Everything else is...

Career Change

  •   May 31, 2016

I started my SQL Server career almost 15 years ago. At the time the company I was working for was downloading AS/400 data into Access databases, and I was hired...

My First Podcast

Dave DuVarney   •   May 15, 2016

I’m very excited to share a podcast session hosted by Dave Kruse of Flyover Labs and Augment. Dave and I discussed Business Intelligence and the learnings I’ve gained over the years. Thanks again to Dave...

Foundational Data Warehouse – Analysis Phase

Jess Rabida   •   April 28, 2016

Previously, I blogged on the Foundational Data Warehouse Checklist, which should be used as a high-level reference when building a data warehouse. In the blogs to come I will be...

Reward Outweighing Risk – My First Year at a Start-Up

Molly Gallmeier   •   February 29, 2016

As I come to my almost one year anniversary at Talavant, I look back and first think about how fast the past year went! But then I also think about...

Foundational Data Warehouse Checklist

Jess Rabida   •   February 26, 2016

Regardless of what type of industry you work for there are common components that are essential while designing a data warehouse. The purpose of this blog is to create a...

Putting Together a Presentation

  •   February 22, 2016

You’ve submitted an abstract to speak at an event. Perhaps it’s a user group, perhaps it’s a SQL Saturday, or, maybe even the PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) Summit....

Reconciling Your Differences – Part 1 – Data Reconciliation Framework

Rob Long   •   January 18, 2016

The Problem Some BI teams are looking for methods to schedule data tests, track success rates, and allow flexibility on source data (specifically multiple SQL instances). I’ve used tSQLt with...

Year One Wrap-Up

Dave DuVarney   •   January 4, 2016

As I start 2016, I wanted to reflect a bit on Talavant’s first year and how happy I am with where we are headed. Talavant officially launched on 1/1/2015 (maybe...

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