TPC-DS at 100TB and 10TB Scale Now Available in Snowflake’s Samples

TPC-DS at 100TB and 10TB Scale Now Available in Snowflake’s Samples

We are happy to announce that a full 100 TB version of TPC-DS data, along with samples of all the benchmark’s 99 queries, are available now to all Snowflake customers for exploration and testing.
New Snowflake features released in Q2’17 

New Snowflake features released in Q2’17 

It has been an incredible few months at Snowflake with the introduction of self-service, the data sharehouse, and numerous other features added in the last quarter.
OOW is just around the corner

OOW is just around the corner

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
I cannot believe how fast time flies! It has been an exceptionally busy year and that is the reason I have not had time to write blog posts either. I have been speaking in amazing events like BIWA Summit, APEX Connect, Riga DevDays 2017, OTNEMEA Tour in Baku and in Madrid,…
Get Certified! #DataVault 2.0 Certification in the US

Get Certified! #DataVault 2.0 Certification in the US

If you have been waiting to get your Data Vault 2.0 certification there are three sessions coming in the new few months right in the USA. Here is the list.
#SQLDevModeler Tip: From Domain to Database… A Comment Conundrum

#SQLDevModeler Tip: From Domain to Database… A Comment Conundrum

Great tip on creating a custom transformation script in SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) from the awesome David Schleis: Recently on the Data Modeler Forum, I came across this question: Is it possible to mirror domain comments, from Domain Administration into attribute “Comments in RDBMSâ€�?  Would like to mirror these to the ddl so they […]
New Version of SQL Developer Data Modeler is available!

New Version of SQL Developer Data Modeler is available!

Get the new version of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler version 17.2!
The Snowflake Data Sharehouse. Wow!

The Snowflake Data Sharehouse. Wow!

With Snowflake Data Sharing, you can now easily transform your data into a valuable, strategic business asset.
Snowflake at Stoweflake

Snowflake at Stoweflake

Every year the World Wide Data Vault Consortium (WWDVC) gets better and better! This year’s event was the 4th Annual and was again held at the lovely Stoweflake Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. And once again this year, my employer, Snowflake Computing, was a proud sponsor of the event. This year I even got to […]
New Snowflake features released in Q1’17

New Snowflake features released in Q1’17

This post provides an overview of the major new Snowflake features we released during Q1 of this year, and highlights the main value they provide.
Snowflake and Spark, Part 2: Pushing Spark Query Processing to Snowflake

Snowflake and Spark, Part 2: Pushing Spark Query Processing to Snowflake

This post provides the details of Snowflake’s ability to push query processing down from Spark into Snowflake.
Cloud Analytics Conference – London!

Cloud Analytics Conference – London!

Join Snowflake and The Data Warrior in London on June 1st for a Cloud Analytics Conference
Snowflake and Spark, Part 1: Why Spark? 

Snowflake and Spark, Part 1: Why Spark? 

Snowflake Computing is making great strides in the evolution of our Elastic DWaaS in the cloud. Here is a recent update from engineering and product management on our integration with Spark: This is the first post in an ongoing series describing Snowflake’s integration with Spark. In this post, we introduce the Snowflake Connector for Spark (package […]
Meet me in St. Louie, Louie.

Meet me in St. Louie, Louie.

Join me on May 2nd in St. Louis for the SilverLinings event where I will give three talks!
Data Vault Training – Europe & US

Data Vault Training – Europe & US

Lots of training classes on Data Vault 2.0 are on the horizon around the world thanks to a new venture that Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke have formed called ScaleFree. In addition to world class consulting, they are offering dozens of Data Vault 2.0 related classes, including Bootcamps, Certification, and Introduction to Data Vault Modeling. […]
Building a Data Lake in the Cloud 

Building a Data Lake in the Cloud 

So you want to build a Data Lake in the Cloud? Here is how.
Data Vault 2.0 Online Training – Early Adopter

Data Vault 2.0 Online Training – Early Adopter

Finally you have an option to get authentic Data Vault 2.0 training online from Dan Linstedt!
RI (Referential Integrity) Constraints: 3 Reasons to Include Them in Your Data Warehouse

RI (Referential Integrity) Constraints: 3 Reasons to Include Them in Your Data Warehouse

3 Reasons to Include Referential Integrity Constraints in Your Data Warehouse
Cloud Data Warehousing: Is it for real?

Cloud Data Warehousing: Is it for real?

  Our industry is full of hype and hyped terms. Big Data. NoSQL. The Cloud. Self-service <whatever>. And Cloud Data Warehousing. Some of the offerings and solutions are real. Some less so. Newest on the scene is cloud data warehousing (or data warehousing in the cloud). As with all new tech, there are a variety […]
Want to Learn Something New in 2017?

Want to Learn Something New in 2017?

Happy New Year everyone! This is the time of year when we all make plans and set goals for the new year, right? So what are you going to do different this year? How about grow your career by learning something new? How? Read a book on an area of tech you are not so familiar […]
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: #HappyNewYear, Happy New Year
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: #MerryChristmas, Merry Christmas
Early Christmas: The New #SQLDev Data Modeler is Here!

Early Christmas: The New #SQLDev Data Modeler is Here!

The newest version of Oracle (#SQLDev) SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) is ready for download!
Cloud Data Warehousing for Dummies

Cloud Data Warehousing for Dummies

If you, like me, are a data warehousing or BI professional, you have probably been wondering how this all fits in the cloud world. You may have even heard of data warehousing "in the cloud". But what does that really mean? What is a cloud data warehouse?
Using the Snowflake Information Schema

Using the Snowflake Information Schema

It is my 1 year anniversary of becoming the tech evangelist for Snowflake Computing! Hard to believe that a year ago I gave up independent consulting and joined this amazing team in San Mateo. While there has been a lot of travel recently with my speaking schedule, I have gotten to learn a ton about big data, […]
Agile Amped Video – Live from Southern Fried Agile

Agile Amped Video – Live from Southern Fried Agile

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the Southern Fried Agile event in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was quite an event with over 700 people in attendance. This is a primarily local event drawing people mostly from the Charlotte area. To say agile is big in that town is […]
Drill to Detail Podcast: Data Modeling, Data Vault, and Snowflake!

Drill to Detail Podcast: Data Modeling, Data Vault, and Snowflake!

Check out Episode 5 of Drill to Details where Mark Rittman asks me about data modeling, data vault, and Snwoflake DB!
Top 3 Tips for Staying Current in the Evolving World of Data Warehousing

Top 3 Tips for Staying Current in the Evolving World of Data Warehousing

The world of data is changing and changing fast. How do you keep up? Here are my Top 3 tips.
Top 3 Tips for Staying Current in the Evolving World of Data Warehousing

Top 3 Tips for Staying Current in the Evolving World of Data Warehousing

The world of data is changing and changing fast. How do you keep up? Here are my Top 3 tips.
Tech Tip: Quick Start for Getting Your Data into Snowflake

Tech Tip: Quick Start for Getting Your Data into Snowflake

Want to learn how to load data into a cloud data warehouse? This post will show you one way with Snowflake
Adventures in the Cloud

Adventures in the Cloud

I just got back from a whirlwind tour that included a trip to San Francisco to visit the Snowflake HQ, attend the annual Oracle ACE Directors briefing, meetings and events at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW), speaking at OakTable World (OTW), then off to Chicago to speak at Enterprise Dataversity. Yes it was packed. And lots of […]
Adventures in the Cloud

Adventures in the Cloud

I just got back from a whirlwind tour that included a trip to San Francisco to visit the Snowflake HQ, attend the annual Oracle ACE Directors briefing, meetings and events at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW), speaking at OakTable World (OTW), then off to Chicago to speak at Enterprise Dataversity. Yes it was packed. And lots of […]
Maintaining disabled FK’s, wisdom or farce?

Maintaining disabled FK’s, wisdom or farce?

A while back, I wrote a post about having FKs (foreign keys) in your data warehouse. Well, a similar question came up recently on an Oracle forum with the above title. It is a fair question and it does surface fairly regularly in a variety of contexts (not just data warehousing). Of course, as The […]
One more time: Do we still need Data Modeling?

One more time: Do we still need Data Modeling?

More specifically do we still need to worry about data modeling in the NoSQL, Hadoop, Big Data, Data Lake, world? This keeps coming up. Today it was via email after a presentation I gave last week. This time the query was about the place of data modeling tools in this new world order. Bottom line: […]
Where is the Data Warrior Now?

Where is the Data Warrior Now?

Hi folks. Time to update y’all on some upcoming speaking engagements for this summer and fall. Here are a few talks recently scheduled: Houston DAMA When: August 9, 2016 1:30 PM Where: Salon Consulting, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1450 , Houston, TX Topic: Harnessing the Elasticity of the Cloud for Analytics with Snowflake and Tableau Register: Houston […]
Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them         than to have them and not deserve them. — Mark TwainFiled under: Quotes Tagged: Mark Twain, quote of the day, quotes
Introduction to Snowflake!

Introduction to Snowflake!

Heads up! I will be giving a webinar next week, called Enabling Cloud-Native Elastic Data Warehousing to introduce folks to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse. Sign up here and join me on July 12th! Special thanks to DAMA International for inviting me to do this! See you there! Kent The Data WarriorFiled under: Big Data, Data Warehouse, […]
Forecast: Partly Cloudy — Connecting #OBIEE to @SnowflakeDB

Forecast: Partly Cloudy — Connecting #OBIEE to @SnowflakeDB

My good friends at RedPill Analytics have done it again! In their never ending mission to #ChallengeEverything, they thought it would be cool to try to connect OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse as a way to give OBIEE users access to a high performance data warehouse cloud service. This […]
What is Success?

What is Success?

Late last week I took a quick trip back to central New York (Syracuse-area) to attend a family funeral for my brother’s father-in-law (who I had know for 20+ years). While it was of course a sad occasion, it did allow me an unplanned visit to see my father (for an early father’s day no less), […]
It WAS the #Best #DataVault Event Ever!

It WAS the #Best #DataVault Event Ever!

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a few days in lovely Stowe, Vermont at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa attending the 3rd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium (#WWDVC). Not only was the location picturesque, the weather was near perfect, the beer was tasty, and the learning and networking were outstanding. We had 75 […]
Snowflake DB Cool Features – Automatic Query Optimization

Snowflake DB Cool Features – Automatic Query Optimization

Learn how Snowflake automatically optimizes SQL queries. It is all handled “auto-magically” via a dynamic optimization engine in our cloud services layer.
#Kscope16 Blog Hop: #BigData and #AdvancedAnalytics Sessions Not to Miss

#Kscope16 Blog Hop: #BigData and #AdvancedAnalytics Sessions Not to Miss

Need help choosing sessions for #KScope16? Here are my Top 5 for the #BigData track
Support for Multiple Workloads in Snowflake DB

Support for Multiple Workloads in Snowflake DB

Learn how the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse improves performance of mixed workloads
Best #DataVault Event Ever!

Best #DataVault Event Ever!

Do your self, your DW architecture, and your brain a favor and take time to attend the 3rd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium
A Snow Storm of Snowflake Webinars

A Snow Storm of Snowflake Webinars

Good Monday Morning! Been itching to learn more about the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse? Well, now is your chance. Over the next two weeks we have a bunch of great webinars coming up so I figured I should just give you a an easy list to review with links to sign up. Here it is: […]
ANSI SQL with Analytic Functions on Snowflake DB

ANSI SQL with Analytic Functions on Snowflake DB

Here is another installment of my Top 10 blog list of cool features of Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse: At Snowflake, we believe that it should be easy to access, query, and derive insights from your data. To support that, we provide our users with the ability to query all their data using ANSI compliant SQL […]
Agile Amped Interview

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. […]
4 Keys to Succeeding with Agile Data Warehousing in 2016

4 Keys to Succeeding with Agile Data Warehousing in 2016

I have been out giving talks again on using agile methods for data warehouse and business intelligence projects, so I thought it was time for me to share my thoughts about the 4 key elements you need to be successful with an Agile DW project in 2016. Adopt an Agile Methodology By this I am talking […]
Data Vault Modeling and Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

Data Vault Modeling and Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

Since I have joined Snowflake, I have been asked multiple times what data warehouse modeling approach does Snowflake support best. Well, the cool thing is that we support multiple data modeling approaches equally. Turns out we have a few customers who have existing data warehouses built using a particular approach known as the Data Vault […]
Connect to Snowflake with JDBC

Connect to Snowflake with JDBC

As promised in my earlier post, here is a deeper dive into the next of the Top 10 Cool Features from Snowflake: #9 Ability to connect with JDBC This seems like a no brainer but is very important. If you’re interested in connecting any custom or packaged Java based applications to Snowflake, JDBC is what you need. […]
Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!

Later this morning I am flying out to Las Vegas to attend my first HIMSS conference. This is the biggest IT Healthcare related event on the planet. I will be hanging out at the Snowflake booth (#14078) in the Clinical & Business Intelligence Knowledge Center, ready to talk about elastic data warehousing and how it can […]
Snowflake Cool Features: Query History 

Snowflake Cool Features: Query History 

As promised in the previous post I wrote for Snowflake, here is a deeper dive into one of the Top 10 Cool Features from Snowflake: #10 Result sets available via History There are a lot of times when you want to make a small change to your large query, and want to be able to […]
Top 10 Cool Things I Like About Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

Top 10 Cool Things I Like About Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

I have now been with Snowflake Computing for a little over two months (my how time flies). In that time, I have run the demo, spoken at several trade shows, and written a few blogs posts. I have learned a ton about the product and what it means to be an Elastic Data Warehouse in […]
Fire Sale #2: Loading Your Data Vault with Informatica

Fire Sale #2: Loading Your Data Vault with Informatica

As I mentioned the other day, Dan and Sanjay have been hard at work re-vamping the Learn Data Vault site and have relaunched it. In celebration they are offering amazing deals on their world class Data Vault Implementation classes. The 2nd course that is ready to go is Implementing Data Vault with Informatica. This online course walks […]
Would You Like to Load a Data Vault like a Master?

Would You Like to Load a Data Vault like a Master?

If you are about to embark on a Data Vault project this year, and not quite sure the best way to load your data into a Data Vault efficiently, I have a great opportunity for you. Dan and Sanjay have been hard at work re-vamping the Learn Data Vault site and are now ready to […]
The Data Warrior Speaks 2016: Updated

The Data Warrior Speaks 2016: Updated

As expected, I have been booked to speak a few more places this year. Here is my updated speaking schedule as of today: RMOUG Training Days 2016 – February 9-11 in Denver, CO (I have 2 hour deep dive on Feb 9th). Register here. TDWI Nashville – March 8th in Nashville (of course). I will be […]
Are You Certifiable? 1st #DataVault 2.0 Bootcamp of the Year

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 […]
Do Not Follow…Leave a Trail!

Do Not Follow…Leave a Trail!

Do not follow where the path may lead… Go instead where the is no path and leave a trail — Ralph Waldo Emerson Good advice in general. I am very happy to be working for Snowflake Computing (@snowflakedb) and our CEO Bob Muglia (@bob_muglia) where we are forging the path for Elastic Data Warehousing (#ElasticDW) […]
Better Data Modeling: Customizing Oracle Sql Developer Data Modeler (#SQLDevModeler) to Support Custom Data Types

Better Data Modeling: Customizing Oracle Sql Developer Data Modeler (#SQLDevModeler) to Support Custom Data Types

On a recent customer call (for Snowflake), the data architects were asking if Snowflake provided a data model diagramming tool to design and generate data warehouse tables or to view a data model of an existing Snowflake data warehouse. Or if we knew of any that would work with Snowflake. Well, we do not provide one of […]
Snowflake SQL: Making Schema-on-Read a Reality (Part 2)

Snowflake SQL: Making Schema-on-Read a Reality (Part 2)

n this post I will show you how to access an array of data within the JSON document and how we handle nested arrays. Then finally I will give you an example of doing an aggregation using data in the JSON structure and how simple it is to filter your query results by referring to values within an array.
#DataWarrior 2015 in review

#DataWarrior 2015 in review

Happy New Year again everybody! Shoutout to Jeff Smith for again being the #1 real person that I actually know who referred people to my blog via his blog. If you don’t already, please add ThatJeffsSmith to your reading list. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for me. Here’s an excerpt: Madison […]
Happy 2016!

Happy 2016!

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Happy New Year
Better Data Modeling: Discovering Foreign Keys (FK) in #SQLDevModeler (SDDM)

Better Data Modeling: Discovering Foreign Keys (FK) in #SQLDevModeler (SDDM)

A while back I had an interesting situation when I was attempting to reverse engineer and document a database for a client. I had a 3rd party database that had PKs defined on every table but no FKs in the database. The question I posed (on the Data Modeler Forum) was: How do I get the […]
Snowflake SQL: Making Schema-on-Read a Reality (Part 1) 

Snowflake SQL: Making Schema-on-Read a Reality (Part 1) 

This is my 1st official post on the Snowflake blog in my new role as their Technical Evangelist. It discusses getting results from semi-structured JSON data using our extensions to ANSI SQL. Schema? I don’t need no stinking schema! Over the last several years, I have heard this phrase schema-on-read used to explain the benefit of […]
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: greetings, Merry Christmas
Data Modeler 4.1.3 is OUT

Data Modeler 4.1.3 is OUT

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
The development team has been busy! 4.1.3 is now out and plenty of bugs fixed. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/datamodeler/overview/index.html Bugs fixed (from the download pages): 22350565 String index out of bounds exception while importing structured type method bodies 22311829 Table report generating duplicate FK columns 22350611 Cannot select relationship/foreign key line 22339253 Change request…
Data Warrior Agenda for 2016

Data Warrior Agenda for 2016

Hard to believe 2015 is almost over. It was a very busy year for me: Lots of interesting #AgileDataWarehouse work as an independent consultant. Worked on at least 4 different clients with 4 different partners. (and thankful for every one!) Recorded two online training classes with my good friend Dan Linstedt at LearnDataVault.com Agile Methods […]
Data Modeler 4.1.2.1.899 is out!

Data Modeler 4.1.2.1.899 is out!

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
Data Modeler 4.1.2.1.899 is out with plenty of important bug fixes. Go and try! ? http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/datamodeler/downloads/index.html From the download pages: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1.2.1: Bugs Fixed Date: December 2015 This list contains only a selection of higher priority bugs, customer bugs and issues raised by the community on the…
Tech Tip: Connect to Snowflake db using #SQLDevModeler

Tech Tip: Connect to Snowflake db using #SQLDevModeler

So, some of you may have noticed that I took “real” job this week. I am now the Senior Technical Evangelist for a cool startup company called Snowflake Computing. Basically we provide a data warehouse database as a service in the cloud. Pretty cool stuff. (If you want to know more, check out our site […]
Better Data Modeling: What is #DataVault 2.0 and Why do I care?

Better Data Modeling: What is #DataVault 2.0 and Why do I care?

Have you heard? Dan Linstedt has just had his new book published on Data Vault 2.0. It is called Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2.0. If you are at all into data warehousing and agile design, you need to get this book now. So click here and be done. For those of […]
Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1.2

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1.2

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
The best news on Friday Oct 23rd was that version 4.1.2 of Data Modeler came out! We were really waiting for this release because of some bugs on 4.1.1 that made our lives quite difficult. Thank you development team for fixing everything so quickly and releasing 4.1.2 so fast! If you…
SALE: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Jump Start

SALE: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Jump Start

So in honor of the upcoming #OOW15 and User Group Sunday Symposiums, I decided to put my video workshop for #SQLDevModeler on Sale! Why use #SQLDevModeler? If you were an Oracle Designer user and are looking for a replacement data modeling tool, or you are using one of the other mainstream, expensive modeling tools and […]
The Data Warrior Goes to Oracle Open World 2015 (#OOW15)

The Data Warrior Goes to Oracle Open World 2015 (#OOW15)

Yes boy and girls, it is that time of year again. Time for the BIG show in San Francisco – OOW15 I will as usual, attend, but only for a few days this year (been away from home too much). My Talk I will be presenting my session Worst Practices in Data Warehouse Design (UGF9985) […]
Honored to be an Oracle Developer Choice Awards – Application Express Finalist

Honored to be an Oracle Developer Choice Awards – Application Express Finalist

Originally posted on TH TECHNOLOGY:
I am honored to be a finalist in the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards, in the Oracle Application Express category. I am most impressed with my fellow finalists – amazing devotion to helping the APEX community – and humbled to be included in such a crowd.  Congratulations to all! Please…
Better Data Modeling: Showing Super & Sub Types in #SQLDevModeler (SDDM)

Better Data Modeling: Showing Super & Sub Types in #SQLDevModeler (SDDM)

So this started with a not so innocent tweet from Jeff Smith: @GuillaumeSL i’m betting @KentGraziano could answer your question right away — Jeff Smith (@thatjeffsmith) September 14, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Well, I sort of answered at least part of the question (eventually),  but along the way the topic of using super types and sub types […]
Recognizion for a DB Designer, FINALLY!

Recognizion for a DB Designer, FINALLY!

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
Finally the work of a database designer will be recognized! Oracle has announced the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards nomination and one of the categories makes me very, very happy: DB Design. It has been too long that the work of a database designer has been ignored. If you know a…
How to define a PK using Data Modeler?

How to define a PK using Data Modeler?

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
Primary Key (PK) identifies uniquely each row in a table. There can never be two tuples with same values in PK. There are two ways of defining a PK: a natural key or a surrogate key. I would say that if you can find a natural key that is always better.…
You asked for it! #DataVault 2.0 Boot Camp with The #DataWarrior in The Woodlands, Texas

You asked for it! #DataVault 2.0 Boot Camp with The #DataWarrior in The Woodlands, Texas

Yes it is on! This is your one chance this year to come to Texas and learned Data Vault WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM – Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM (CDT) WHERE: The Woodlands, TX How Much? Early Bird Price: If you purchase before August 15, 2015 you get this […]
Do you want a Data Vault 2.0 Bootcamp in The Woodlands, Texas?

Do you want a Data Vault 2.0 Bootcamp in The Woodlands, Texas?

Survey time peeps! Simple Yes/No question: Would you like me to hold a DV 2.0 Bootcamp (and private certification) west of the Mississippi? If I set one up a in “America’s Hometown” (really it is even trademarked), The Woodlands, Texas (20 minutes north of Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport), would you come? Since I am an […]
Surfs Up! #KScope15 Beach Club: Opening Soon!

Surfs Up! #KScope15 Beach Club: Opening Soon!

I know this is last minute but wanted to remind everyone that the Annual ODTUG KScope event starts in less that a week! As always, I will be there with my ACE Director hat on (literally). I will be giving My Talks at KScope during the week. One on SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM), and […]
The Hills were Alive with the Sounds of #DataVault

The Hills were Alive with the Sounds of #DataVault

Yes folks a few weeks back we held the 2nd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium (#WWDVC) at the lovely Trapp Family Lodge outside Stowe, Vermont. What a great venue! Beautiful scenery, near perfect weather, great food, and great beer (they have their own brewery). Standing on the hillside it is easy to see why […]
Better Data Modeling: 7 Differentiating Characteristics of Data Vault 2.0

Better Data Modeling: 7 Differentiating Characteristics of Data Vault 2.0

Hard to believe that the 2nd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium (WWDVC15) is NEXT WEEK in beautiful Stowe Vermont. It promises to be an excellent event. The speakers include myself, Claudia Imhoff, Dan Linstedt (the inventor of Data Vault), Scott Ambler, Roelant Vos, Dirk Lerner and many more. The focus will be DV 2.0, […]
Quote of the Day: We cannot direct the wind…

Quote of the Day: We cannot direct the wind…

We cannot direct the wind… But we can adjust the sails! Are you heading where you want to, or letting the wind blow you about? Talk the helm of your life and set a course. Happy Monday! Kent The Data Warrior P.S. It is almost time for the 2nd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium […]
Better Data Modeling: An Easter Present

Better Data Modeling: An Easter Present

In celebration of Easter this year, I have a present for everyone. A book sale! I am putting my first Kindle ebook, A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews, on Sale starting on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015,  for five days! The sooner you act, the better deal you will get: Easter Sunday […]
2015 ODTUG Kscope Editor’s Choice Award – Calling All Minds, Calling All Media

2015 ODTUG Kscope Editor’s Choice Award – Calling All Minds, Calling All Media

Originally posted on TH TECHNOLOGY:
It’s that time of year again – for the ODTUG Editor’s Choice Awards. This year we welcome submissions in all media – even online annotated demos. Shows us your stuff – wow us with your brilliance and clever use of Oracle development tools! Hello, ODTUG! Spring is here – finally…
An Irish Blessing (for my friends at #OUG_IRE)

An Irish Blessing (for my friends at #OUG_IRE)

Maybe a day or so late (for St Patrick’s Day) but a bunch of my Oracle pals (#ACEs and #ACEDs) are all over in Dublin at an Oracle User Group event (#oug_ire on Twitter) so this seemed appropriate. Looks like they are having a good event (based on the tweets), with a fun evening to […]
Better Data Modeling: The Book

Better Data Modeling: The Book

Trying to be as productive as possible during my infrequent down time, I just published another Kindle book with some of my best tips for Oracle Data Modeler. it is called Better Data Modeling: Tips for Enhancing Your Use of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. If you are one of the 3.5 million users (or […]
End Your Data Modeling Pain

End Your Data Modeling Pain

Tired of hand drawn data models, or models drawn in Visio or even PowerPoint? Still limping along on an old Oracle Designer repository? Can’t afford the license for your current modeling tool anymore? Or maybe your shop has no documented data model diagrams at all (horrors!). Well, if you were an Oracle Designer user and […]
Meet me in Austin?

Meet me in Austin?

Late breaking news (aka I forgot to post this earlier)! I will be speaking at the first meeting of the Austin Oracle Users Group for 2015. It will be this coming Friday February 27, 2015 starting at 11:00 AM. I will give an intro talk on Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler (the FREE data modeling […]
The 12 Steps to Faster Data Warehouse Success

The 12 Steps to Faster Data Warehouse Success

Announcement! I have exciting news! With the help of my good friend Dan Linstedt (of LearnDataVault.com fame), we have just launched my first online training video based on my very popular white paper and talk: Agile Methods and Data Warehousing: How to Deliver Faster. Most of you will agree that data warehousing and business intelligence […]
Better Data Modeling: The Data Warrior Speaks 2015

Better Data Modeling: The Data Warrior Speaks 2015

Great news, I have confirmed three major events, and one local event so far this year where you can come out and hear me speak about some of my favorite topics: #DataModeling, #SQLDevModeler, and #DataVault. So, line up your training budget and get registered for at least one of these great events. DAMA Houston My […]
New Year, New Name, Same Mission

New Year, New Name, Same Mission

Happy New Year! Looks like it will be another busy one. So, let’s get going! Yes, I just changed the name of my blog from “Oracle Data Warrior” to “The Data Warrior.” Why? Well, for one, my company name is Data Warrior LLC, so it seemed to make sense. Plus over the last few years […]
Are you ready to learn something new in 2015?

Are you ready to learn something new in 2015?

We all know the saying: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear My advice is to empty your cup, daily, so that when the teacher appears you will recognize them. Unless we are humble in our hearts and in our spirit, we are not open to new things and to learning. The teacher […]
Data Warrior 2014 in Review

Data Warrior 2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. Not as many posts as 2013 (I was way busy), but sure got a lot more traffic than I realized! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in […]
Early Christmas Present: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1 Beta is here! (Still FREE)

Early Christmas Present: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1 Beta is here! (Still FREE)

Just saw this tweet from Oracle Product Manager Ashly Chen: Happy Wednesday! Data Modeler 4.1 Beta is available for download. http://t.co/GnPMXHgWvT — Ashley Chen (@ashleychen5) December 3, 2014 Get thee to the site and download away! Did I say, it is FREE? (Do remember it is BETA as use it accordingly) Cheers! Kent The Oracle […]
Live from #OTW14: Worst Data Warehouse Design Practices

Live from #OTW14: Worst Data Warehouse Design Practices

Back in September at the now annual OakTable world (OTW) at Oracle OpenWorld, I was privileged to give a talk where I ranted a bit about some of the worst data warehouse design mistakes that I have seen. Well, if you missed out, now you can see that talk thanks to Kyle Hailey who had […]
Reverse engineer and discover foreign keys with SQL Developer Data Modeler

Reverse engineer and discover foreign keys with SQL Developer Data Modeler

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
You can easily document your database with Data Modeler: just reverse engineer the database with File-> Import -> Data Dictionary. But what if the database has no foreign keys? What’s the point of documenting then? Just tables that has nothing to do with each other…. Well, Data Modeler can help with…
Say “Big Data” One More Time (I dare you!)

Say “Big Data” One More Time (I dare you!)

This is quick. Saw it on Twitter this morning and it is just too funny to not share: Best slide of #Strataconf already? pic.twitter.com/hy8LnEnWhk — Matt Aslett (@maslett) October 16, 2014 Have a great day!Filed under: Big Data, Quotes, User Groups Tagged: #bigdata, quote, Strataconf
My Data Model Checklist book is now available in Spanish – Just in time for #OOW14!

My Data Model Checklist book is now available in Spanish – Just in time for #OOW14!

Exciting news! I just got this email from Amazon: Congratulations, your book “UNA LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN PARA REALIZAR REVISIONES A LOS DISEÑOS DE MODELOS DE DATOS” is live in the Kindle Store and is currently enrolled in KDP Select. It is available for readers to purchase here. If you are in Mexico, you can get […]
It’s almost time! #OOW14 and #OTW14 – the biggest gathering of Oracle experts anywhere

It’s almost time! #OOW14 and #OTW14 – the biggest gathering of Oracle experts anywhere

Hi gang! As you can guess by my lack of recent posts, I have been very busy this fall. Along with client work, home life, and editing a really cool book on SQL Developer Data Modeler, I have also been prepping for my annual pilgrimage to Moscone Center in San Francisco for Oracle Open World […]
Quote: In the middle of difficulty

Quote: In the middle of difficulty

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert EinsteinFiled under: Quotes Tagged: einstein, quote

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