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Meet me in St. Louie, Louie.

Next up on the Data Warrior speaking schedule is the St. Louis SilverLinings event on May 2nd. It will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Louis, MS.

SilverLinings

This promises to be a very exciting event boasting “edgy” and forward looking technical topics. It’s going to be a very busy day for me with three talks in total on some of my favorite topics.

Topic 1Demystifying Data Warehousing as a Service: Top 10 Cool Features in Snowflake

Topic 2Agile Methods and Data Warehousing: How to Deliver Faster

Topic 3Agile Data Engineering: Introduction to Data Vault Data Modeling

So if you are in the St. Louis area, or fancy a trip to the Gateway to the West,  please join me there on May 2nd.

Special Discount for Data Warrior fans!

The organizers were kind enough to offer my followers a 50% discount. Wow!

Just use this code when you sign up: KGraz280790

So what are you waiting for – sign up register here.

See you soon!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Agile Amped Interview

Last week I had a great time speaking and networking at the 1st every Agile Alliance Tech conference (#AATC2016), which was held at the newly renovated Marriott Crabtree.

The conference was a great success (IMHO), with some very interesting talks about TDD (Test Driven Development), Pair Programming, and Mob Programming (new to me!) among others. And of course my talk on Agile Data Engineering. You can catch up on all the action by reading the Tweet stream on #AATC2016.

While there I had the honor of being interviewed about my thoughts related to agile, data warehousing, and data vault. (And of course I mentioned Snowflake too!). The interview was hosted by SolutionsIQ and is now included in their online library of video podcasts about agile topics, called Agile Amped (a FREE resource).

Here is the interview:


Here is a direct link to the interview on the SolutionsIQ site.

Thanks to SolutionsIQ and Neville Poole for doing the interview and to Agile Alliance for inviting me to speak.

Agile On!

Kent

The Data Warrior

P.S. Keep your eyes open for #AATC2017 as I am pretty sure we will do this again next year!

P.P.S. Before the conference I gave another interview where I talked about why we need Agile Data Engineering.

Are You Certifiable? 1st #DataVault 2.0 Bootcamp of the Year

A quick note for all the folks out there that have been contemplating diving deep into Dan Linstedt’s Data Vault 2.0 System of Business Intelligence.

Dan will be teaching a Data Vault 2.o Bootcamp in February! You can sign up here.

You’ve read the articles, read the blog posts (mine included), attended the talks at the conferences, maybe even read the Super Charge book…

Are you done trying to figure it out on your own?

Ready to not only learn how to do it right, but get certified as a Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner?

Well let’s get 2016 off to a great start and attend the 1st Data Vault 2.0 Bootcamp of 2016 in beautiful St. Albans, Vermont, taught by none other than the inventor of Data Vault, my good friend Dan Linstedt.

You could of course just buy the new book, and try it out on your own…

But if you are like me, you do much better when you can interact, face-to-face with a qualified instructor, ask the hard questions, and get the insights that will make you truly successful.

So why not invest in yourself and your future success? Go sign up now.

As an added incentive, Dan has added some brand new material.

NEW TOPICS

Dan will be discussing DV2 on Hive / Hadoop, the benefits, pros and cons, some suggestions on how to build it and leverage it properly.  He will be talking about Satellites on HDFS, Hubs & Links on Hive.  He will discuss data modeling implications, and using SERDe definitions at query time.  This is the first time ever that this information will be presented in the DV2 class!

Make the commitment to a great 2016 now and go sign up before the class fills up. If you sign up before February 1st, you can save over $400!

To your success!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Data Vault Master and CDVP2

P.S. For you skiers, St. Albans is a short drive to both Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch – both great east coast ski areas and with the snow they just got the skiing will be epic. Go take the class, then reward yourself with a little weekend ski trip.

Better Data Modeling: #DataVault 2.0 Virtualising your Data Vault – Satellites

Guest Blog Link: Virtualising your Data Vault – Satellites

This is a MUST READ for anyone wanting to get Agile in their DW/BI program and for anyone doing Data Vault 2.0.

Actually anyone doing Data Vault 1.0 can benefit from the technique as well.

Roelant Vos has done quite a bit on trying to virtualize and automate data warehouses using DV 2.0 (especially since the WWDVC in Vermont.). Please check out his blog and follow him on twitter too.

Cheers

Kent

The Oracle Data Warrior

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