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SQL Santa London

Today I had the very big privilege of delivering my Star Schema Database Primer presentation at the SQL Santa 2012 event, held today at Microsoft in London. The free event, put on by the SQLFAQ group, sold out two weeks prior to the date. A sure sign of the increasing popularity and usage of Microsoft […]

Super(hung out to)Dry

The admission in April 2012 by SuperGroup (the parent company of fashion brand SuperDry), that the entry of a ‘+’ sign instead of a ‘-’ sign on some forecasting figures, led to its 3rd ‘profit’ warning being issued in 6 months. This led to a revised annual profit shortfall of £8m. Robust business intelligence (BI) […]

SQL Server leads the (verti)paq

Over the last few years, many large organisations have very likely been taking a serious look at the Microsoft Business Intelligence product stack. It’s a no brainer to give it a try as in general the licensing is free, but there are other offerings. Some big players out there simply attract attention because of their […]