posted Apr 17, 2012, 8:24 PM by william assaf
updated Apr 28, 2012, 5:43 PM by BRSSUG SQLPass BatonRouge
May '12 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting
Topic: Why Data Warehousing?
Sponsored By: TBA
5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Refreshments
6:15 - 6:30 pm: Lightning Round Topic
6:30 - 8:00 pm: Main Topic
8:00 - until: Open Forum for questions and Raffle
Afterwards: An open invitation to join us at Walk-Ons
Lightning Round Speaker: TBA
Main Topic: Why Data Warehousing?
Main Topic Speaker: Kristen Reeves, Geocent
Summary: This presentation will serve as an introduction into the world of Data Warehousing. We will start by covering the key characteristics and concepts of a Data Warehouse as well as go over the differences between a Warehouse and transactional Database Management System. We will then go into the internal design and processes involved in building an efficient Data Warehouse. We will end by discussing why Data Warehouses are useful to a business and how a business can leverage the key information stored to drive future business decisions.
Bio: After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S in Computer Science and an MBA (Information Systems concentration), I went straight into the Data Warehousing field. For five years I worked with Revenue Solutions, Inc. where we provided data warehousing solutions to revenue agencies. Within this time I provided consulting to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue located in Boston, MA as well as the Georgia Department of Revenue located in Atlanta, GA. I recently became employed by Geocent, where I am providing database development skills.