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Posts by Liz Hamilton

Intro to Big Data Analytics Demo

Posted Jan 09, 2015 by Liz Hamilton

Back in December Pragmatic Works' BI Consultant, Alan Faulkner, did a presentation on Intro to Big Data AnalyticsIn this session he introduced the Hadoop-based services in Windows Azure and used PowerBI features to build a self-service BI Big Data solution. Now we are offering you an outline and demo to accompany his presentation.

January Free Training Schedule

Posted Jan 06, 2015 by Liz Hamilton

Every week Pragmatic Works hosts free webinars on a wide range of topics that include Power BI, Performance Tuning and many other SQL Server topics. Join our industry experts every Tuesday and Thursday (and sometimes other days) at 11 a.m. EST to expand your SQL Server knowledge!

A Look Back at 2014...

Posted Dec 29, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Can you believe 2014 has already come to an end? We sure can't! We wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of our loyal customers and supporters. We would not be where we are without you!

Below is an overview of some of Pragmatic Works' 2014 highlights. If you think we've missed something, we would love to hear from you what you think we missed. Also, feel free to let us know what you would like to see from Pragmatic Works in 2015.

Pragmatic Works Provides Local Students with Dual Enrollment Courses

Posted Dec 18, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

In partnership with the Clay County School Board, Pragmatic Works provides dual enrollment courses to local high school students through Pragmatic Work's School of Programming. Pragmatic Work's School of Programming allows juniors and seniors from Middleburg High School to earn college credits by taking IT dual enrollment courses provided by St. John's River State College. 

Pragmatic Works Raises Funds for Seamark Ranch

Posted Dec 12, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

As part of Giving Tuesday, Pragmatic Works donated 100% of the proceeds from our Gangsta Geek t-shirt sales to Seamark Ranch. Because of the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise $744 for the organization.


Pragmatic Works Sees Growth Using Data Lifecycle Optimization

Posted Nov 24, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Pragmatic Works, a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers gain the most insight from their data, is seeing dramatic growth in assisting companies with improving their data lifecycles. By maturing their data lifecycle, customers are able to make better decisions from their data and define a clear strategy that ensures their success is repeatable and measureable. Data Lifecycle Optimization (DLO) is a focus on the pillars of a successful data lifecycle including strategy, tactics, readiness and tooling. 

Pragmatic Works Opens Satellite Office in Minneapolis

Posted Oct 24, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Pragmatic Works, a training, software and consulting company that focuses on data lifecycle optimization, is continuing their locally focused growth in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Many of Pragmatic Works’ over 7000 customers are based on the twin cities region and this team will provide new and expanded options to grow relationships with those clients.

                With a technical team led by Jason Strate, Rowland Gosling and Steve Hughes, the Minnesota office will specialize in data platform, analytics and big data. These industry experts will continue developing the Pragmatic Works presence in the Midwest and expand Pragmatic Works’ relationship with local partners such as Microsoft, Tableau, CDW and Hortonworks.  “The decision to expand with a local presence in Minnesota was an easy one. We have quite a few talented local team members and we are seeing a lot of engagement opportunities in the area,” says Adam Jorgensen, President of Pragmatic Works. “We are excited to increase our local presence and continue to be the go to provider for data warehousing and development needs.”

Webinar Follow-Up: SSIS Performance Tuning Techniques

Posted Aug 22, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Instructor: Mitchell Pearson

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Thank you everyone for attending my webinar on SSIS Performance Tuning.

Below are some of the questions that I received from the Webinar:

Webinar Follow-Up: Create a Tactical Plan Using Hadoop & Cloud Tech

Posted Aug 06, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Presenter: Rowland Gosling

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Thank you to all who attended my online workshop this morning! I had two questions I’d like to address:

Webinar Follow-Up: Getting Started with Change Data Capture

Posted Jul 25, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Presenter: Bradley Schacht

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Click here to view the entire webinar.

Yesterday I presented about Change Data Capture for the Pragmatic Works Free Training on the T’s. I covered the basics of what Change Data Capture (CDC) is and showed how to use it. We had a good turn out, so thank you to everyone that attended. If you were unable to join or would like to see the recording you can find the link here. The Q&A can be found below.

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