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February 20, 2013 - David Stein: Data Warehouse Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make 

Monday, February 18, 2013 3:52:00 PM Categories: Meeting
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
6:30 PM Meet & Greet | 7PM Presentation
Our February speaker had to cancel but David Stein has agreed to come present for our group even though he is already booked for the very next night up in Irving!  Kudos David!  We thank you! 


Topic:  Data Warehouse Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Many data professionals understand the basics of Data Warehouse design, including Dimension and Fact Tables, slowly changing Dimensions, and the use of meaningless surrogate keys. However, it isn't until you've created a dimensional model and put it into production, that you realize just how much of an impact seemingly trivial mistakes can make. They can hobble performance, allow inaccuracy, and perhaps worst of all, inhibit adoption and usage of the new system. 
Learn how to avoid many common mistakes, from someone who’s made them and then found ways to correct them. 

Bio:  David Stein is a Data Warehouse Architect with RealPage Inc. in Carrollton, TX. He’s worked in SQL Server Business Intelligence for almost a decade in many roles as both a consultant as well as a corporate employee.  He’s designed Data Warehouses from scratch as well as saved projects in serious jeopardy.

He is also very active in the community, having spoken at PASS events at all levels, including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally, and at numerous SQL Saturday events and user groups. You can learn more about Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and other technical topics on his blog at or follow him on Twitter @Made2Mentor.

Food at 6:30 PM (Tantalizing rumors abound that THE BAKING DBA *might bring some of his famous Perushki!)

Lecture at 7PM

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