Thanks to everyone who registered for my webinar on Tuesday. We covered a lot of great content on growing your data career and I appreciate all your comments and feedback. If you missed the session, you can watch it here but I’d like to provide a quick summary of some important takeaways from the session.
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Thank you to everyone who attended my webinar last week! In that session, I went through all the steps to install SQL Server to be able to use Hadoop, but I thought it might also be a good idea to include them here so you don’t have to watch the video.
Power BI is always a popular training topic at Pragmatic Works. The versatile platform brings together data so it can be analyzed in seconds across a multitude of devices. With the numerous recent updates and introduction of Power BI Designer, we’re focusing our free Training on the T’s webinars for April on Power BI.
This month’s free training will include sessions on leveraging Power Query, Power Map, Power Pivot and Excel Power Tools with leaders in the BI community including members of the Pragmatic Works team. We’re even featuring a bonus Power BI Panel to answer your top questions.
Every year in March, the National Women's History Project celebrates Women in History Month. This year's theme is focusing on weaving the stories of women's lives and the impact they've had individually and as a whole on our nation's history. For centuries, women have been contributors in technology, and they've made a significant impression on the field.
Ada Lovelace is attributed with creating what many consider to be the first computer program in 1840. In 1946, Dr. Grace Hopper helped develop the Eniac, one of the first electronic digital computers. By the 1960s, women held 30 to 50% of programming jobs; however, that percentage has since decreased.
Today, women make up only 25% of the data technology field in totality. At Pragmatic Works, our staff consists of approximately 20% women — not unusual according to the book Women in Data.
SSIS Performance Tuning Tips and Tricks
On Tuesday we hosted the SSIS Performance Tuning Tips and Tricks webinar with James Phillips. He showed us how to tune up our SSIS packages to make them perform better, faster, and more efficiently.
Through demonstrations, we were given insight on what to avoid when setting up packages. James stated you could speed up the performance of your packages by avoiding:
On Thursday we hosted the Tabular and Power Pivot Feature Limitations webinar with Brad Schacht. He took us through the various Tabular and Multidimensional differences, as well as a work around for features that are not supported in Tabular. This webinar is sure to assist you in making an informed decision as to which product you want to use based on your needs to get the best information in your PowerPivot.