Atlanta BI Group Meeting Tonight

The Atlanta BI Group is meeting tonight.

Main Presentation: Dimensional Modeling 101
  Level: Beginner
Date: Monday, September 30th, 2013
Time 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET
Place: South Terraces Building (Auditorium Room)

115 Perimeter Center Place

Atlanta, GA 30346

Overview: So many names! Data warehouse, data mart, star-schema, snowflake schema, dimensional model, Type 1, Type 2, Type 3… What does it all mean? Whether you’re a data consumer, ETL specialist, or database designer, it pays to understand the vocabulary and design concepts of dimensional models. In this session, we’ll cover the basics of dimensional modeling, including dimensions, facts, and the ways they all come together. We’ll talk about why denormalization isn’t necessarily a dirty word, some common design challenges, and a few ETL considerations. By the end of the hour, you’ll be ready to impress your friends and confound your frenemies with your mad dimensional modeling knowledge!


Speaker: Audrey Hammonds

Audrey Hammonds is working as a consultant for Innovative Architects in Atlanta. (With my fellow Datachix!) Fourteen years ago, she volunteered for DBA training to escape COBOL, and never looked back. A firm believer that good fundamentals and solid design can save a database professional’s sanity, she has devoted much of her career to designing (hopefully) elegant databases and straightening up others’ not-so-elegant databases. Audrey has run the gamut from Database Developer to Production DBA to Architect.

Prototypes with Pizza: Power BI Natural Query by Teo Lachev
Sponsor: Datachix
Audrey Hammonds and Julie Smith