Friday, June 7 Pre-Con Sessions
Dimensional Modeling Design Patterns Beyond the Basics with Jason Horner
Dimensional modeling is arguably one of the most important fundamentals of business intelligence. It is still relevant even as new technologies like Power BI and SSAS Tabular Models are becoming standard. Correctly modeling your organization's data not only protects the most important asset your company has but ensures that your data mart or data warehouse will be responsive and capable of accommodating emerging requirements. This session provides a deeper dive into the art of dimensional modeling. We will look at the different types of fact tables and dimension tables, how and when to use them. We will also some approaches to creating rich hierarchies that make reporting a snap. Finally, we will cover physical design choices. This case study and demo based session promises to be very interactive and engaging, bring your toughest Dimensional Modeling quandaries.
Hi, my name is Jason I'm a practice lead at Attunix. I spend most of my day helping clients solve business problems mostly in the Data and Advanced Analytics spaces. Sometimes this involves various and sundry cloud technologies including Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake Store, Azure Data Bricks, HDInsight, and Azure SQL Database. I'm fluent in several languages including SQL, C#, Python, and PowerShell. I'm a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server (MCM) and have been recognized for my technical excellence and evangelism efforts by Microsoft by being awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the last 5+ years. In my off hours I like to snowboard, karaoke, ride roller coasters and play arcade games
SQL Server Tools for Query Performance Tuning with Grant Fritchey
Query tuning within SQL Server can be a tough skill to master. The new tooling released with SQL Server 2016 and 2017 changes how you identify poorly performing queries, troubleshoot their behavior and tune the queries. In fact, the new tools make everything a little easier. This workshop teaches new techniques for tuning queries using all these new tools as well as a couple of old ones that maybe you needed to know better. How do you know which query to focus on? How do you understand what's wrong with that query? We'll answer these questions and more over the day. You'll be able to put this knowledge to work immediately, not only in your 2016 or better instances but also in your Azure SQL Database databases and even in some of the older versions of SQL Server. We'll cover the query store, extended events, and execution plans as well as several other tools. You will be tuning your queries faster and more accurately using the SQL Server tools that you have available right now.
Grant Fritchey is a Data Platform MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT, including time spent in support and development. He has worked with SQL Server since 6.0 back in 1995. He has also developed in VB, VB.NET, C#, and Java. Grant has written books for Apress and Simple-Talk. Grant presents at conferences and user groups, large and small, all over the world. He joined Redgate Software as a product evangelist in January 2011.