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Where is the Data Warrior Now?

Hi folks. Time to update y’all on some upcoming speaking engagements for this summer and fall.

Here are a few talks recently scheduled:

Houston DAMA (UPDATED)

When: August 9, 2016 1:30 PM

Where: TBD, Houston, TX (stay tuned)

Topic 1: Harnessing the Elasticity of the Cloud for Analytics with Snowflake and Tableau

Topic 2: Agile Data Warehousing – Building a Virtualized ODS

Register: Houston DAMA Meetup

Agile Denver: BI Meetup (UPDATED)

When: August 17, 2016 5:30 PM

Where: Charles Schwab, Lone Tree, CO (Denver Tech Center)

Topic: Agile Data Warehousing – Building a Virtualized ODS

RegisterAgile BI Meetup

Enterprise Dataversity

EDV2016-ImSpeakingWhen: September 21, 2016 8:30 AM

Where: The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Ill

Topic: Data Warehousing in 2016 and Beyond

Register: Enterprise Dataversity

 

There are more talks in the planning process so be sure to check back.

Hope to see you at one of these events!

Love your data!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Data Warrior LLC

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them

        than to have them and not deserve them.

— Mark Twain

Introduction to Snowflake!

Heads up! I will be giving a webinar next week, called Enabling Cloud-Native Elastic Data Warehousing to introduce folks to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse. Sign up here and join me on July 12th!

Special thanks to DAMA International for inviting me to do this!

See you there!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Forecast: Partly Cloudy — Connecting #OBIEE to @SnowflakeDB

My good friends at RedPill Analytics have done it again! In their never ending mission to #ChallengeEverything, they thought it would be cool to try to connect OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse as a way to give OBIEE users access to a high performance data warehouse cloud service. This is their story:

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably seen my other post on connecting OBIEE to Amazon Web Services’ Redshift database offering. If not, thanks for joining in for this part of the adventure. To summarize the last post, cloud applications are becoming increasingly more common, and because of this fact, more of the data that is produced and consumed will be in the cloud. How can we connect on-premises business intelligence tools to these cloud sources? Specifically, how can we connect OBIEE to them?

See the details on how to connect to Snowflake here:

Forecast: Partly Cloudy (Part 2) — Connecting OBIEE to Snowflake

Here comes the sun!

Kent

The Data Warrior

What is Success?

Late last week I took a quick trip back to central New York (Syracuse-area) to attend a family funeral for my brother’s father-in-law (who I had know for 20+ years). While it was of course a sad occasion, it did allow me an unplanned visit to see my father (for an early father’s day no less), my brothers, and their families. So that is always a nice treat regardless (anytime you can spend with family is good).

As happens on the occasion of the passing of someone you know, we all take a little time to reflect on our lives, our family, friends, our blessings, and other related topics.

As it happens, the back of the program from the memorial mass had a short poem on success from Ralph Waldo Emerson that, as the say, spoke to me. So here it is for your reflection as well.

To laugh often and to love much;

to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

to earn appreciation of honest critics;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others;

to leave the world a better place that we found it;

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived.

This is to have succeeded.

RIP, Paul Russell, Sr. (1941-2016)

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