Dr John Tunnicliffe
John is an independent consultant with extensive experience of implementing Business Intelligence solutions on the Microsoft platform across a wide range of industries including financial services and professional services organisations.
John designs and builds solutions based on Microsoft SQL Server / SSAS / SSRS / SSIS delivered to the end-user through SharePoint portals.
John's key skills are in systems integration, bringing together disparate components and getting them working in a coherent fashion.
Specialties: Design and development of business intelligence, data warehouse and reporting systems based on OLAP technologies delivered to the end-user via SharePoint.
John will introduce you to Analysis Services 2008, demonstrate browsing cubes with Excel 2007, deploying dashboards in SharePoint built using Excel Services and demonstrate how PerformancePoint Services can add the glitz to your BI project.
This session will present the tools and techniques used to create OLAP cubes and supporting data marts on-the-fly from a mere set of data files and configuration metadata.
Users love flexible analytics but hate to wait for the data to be loaded into a traditional data warehouse. John will describe how to build an infrastructure to support real-time loading of your OLAP cubes so your user's get exactly what they want
Processing of SSAS OLAP databases can be a tricky business, particularly when it comes to incremental processing of dimensions. John will give you real life examples of why certain approaches work and others do not.
Data warehouse designers often ignore the specific needs of an OLAP database. In this session, John will outline the best ways to optimise your relational database to support your multidimensional OLAP cubes