Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TDWI Minneapolis March 8, 2011 Meeting featuring Richard Winter

Dear Minneapolis and St. Paul Area BI and DW Professionals,
Explosive data growth leads to a number of challenges for the data warehouse and BI professional. Larger data volumes often lead to longer load times and slower query performance. However, new platforms are changing the data warehouse and business intelligence landscape. Look to your local TDWI - Minneapolis chapter to help you keep up with the trends and technology. If concerns about data volumes and the difficulty in keeping up with the latest trends and platforms impact your world, we cordially invite you to attend our TDWI Minneapolis Chapter meeting on March 8, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The meeting features another well-known and influential industry thought leader, Richard Winter. (See Abstract and Bio Below). Richard has been assisting enterprises with their data architectures for over 25 years. This is our opportunity to learn from Richard’s insight, meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange technical and career advice while listening to a quality presentation in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our meeting agenda is below.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
H.B. Fuller
1200 Willow Lake Blvd
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
Willow Lake Room – Corporate Offices
Directions please click here
We are pleased that H.B. Fuller will host our March meeting.
Look for the building labeled Corporate Offices.
Preregistration will facilitate your entry to the meeting.

7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
Networking and Registration
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Introduction and Chapter Business
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Richard Winter - Trends Platforms and Technology for Data Warehousing and Analytic Data Management
New platforms and significant changes to the mature platforms have been introduced to the data warehouse market in the last two years. In addition, there has been some adoption of new architectures based on MapReduce and related open source technologies. These developments have occurred in response to changes in business interests and requirements, changes in underlying technologies and economic pressures. This talk will highlight these platform and technology developments, outline the factors behind them and discuss their significance to users and practitioners.

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Break and Networking
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Richard Winter - Trends Platforms and Technology for Data Warehousing and Analytic Data Management - Continued
11:30 - 11:45 p.m.
Innovation Roundtable, Q & A and Collaboration
11:45 - 12:00 p.m.
Closing Comments & Wrap-Up

Richard Winter’s Bio

Richard Winter is an industry expert in large scale data management technology, architecture and implementation with over twenty-five years of experience. As President of WinterCorp (www.wintercorp.com), a consulting firm in Cambridge MA, he advises executives on their strategies and critical projects, focusing on scalability, performance and availability in data warehousing and analytics. Mr. Winter is a frequent author and speaker; and, teaches seminars on scalability management, including the architecture and selection of data warehouse and analytic database platforms. Mr. Winter also has extensive experience in the direction and evaluation of pilot systems; proofs-of-concept; benchmarks; and, other performance measurement and systems engineering projects.


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