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Data Warehouse Consultant

The Emperor’s New Clothes… Resisting the Hadoop Imperative

Did You Jump on the Hadoop Bandwagon? Did You Do it for the Right Reasons? I recently saw a statistic that only 15% of Hadoop projects are in production. So that would mean that 85% of the Hadoop projects are … Continue reading

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Bernie’s List of Frequently Observed DB Performance Issues

I have put this list together a couple times over the years.   This one is adapted from one I did for a client several years ago.  This particular client had a lot of .NET programmers who had been pressed … Continue reading

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Basic Configuration Management Tools for (almost) free

Starting in September of 2006 and for about one year I took a hiatus from my career as a Data Warehouse focused Data Architect, Data Modeler and ETL Architect. As I prepared to re-enter the market as an BI consultant I started reading … Continue reading

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Very slow Heartbeat

It”s been another year and as I look back my major excuse for not posting is that I don”t feel like I know how to make pretty posts in a timely manner.  My story: I don”t have enough experience with WordPress. … Continue reading

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Heartbeat

I have not updated this blog in quite a while so I thought I would post a quick status.  I am back Denver consulting at Comcast, via Apex Systems and working with a amazing group of people. The current area … Continue reading

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Who I Am (Careerwise)

I was recently asked to write a few sentences about myself for submission with my CV to a potential client it seems appropriate to repost that info here: I love technology and I love working with people.  My entire career … Continue reading

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