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Tim Kent

Tim is the joint owner of Adatis, a specialist Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultancy based in the UK.  He has been working with SQL Server and in particular the BI stack for more than 10 years.  He specialises in Analytics, Reporting and data visualisation techniques and campaigns frequently against the use of pie charts!  Tim was first awarded the MVP for SQL server in 2009
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The Cloud BI Transition: ETL & Data Movement in the Cloud 25 May 2016
The cloud warehouse is a different beast to the on-premise systems most of us have been using for the past decade. These times, they are a changing. I’ve talked about the key concepts that we, at Adatis, see as core to this new world here, but how does this work in practice? To start us off, the ...

How SQL Server 2016 handles JSON 20 May 2016
Inspired by a project I recently worked on, I decided to write a short post on a subject many people will find useful, that is how SQL Server 2016 handles JSON. This post shows also some simple examples of how SQL Server 2016 can query and extract values from JSON strings.  1 - About JSON ...

Query Parameters in Power Query – Part 1 18 May 2016
A new feature has recently been added into Power Query – called Query Parameters.  This was actually released to Power BI as part of May 2016’s update. So what is a Query Parameter?  For anyone familiar with Microsoft Reporting Services, it has pretty much the same functionality as a ...

The Cloud BI Transition: Business Intelligence Key Players and their changing roles 17 May 2016
I’ve previously talked around how Azure is changing traditional BI approaches, and the various architectural frameworks we’re going to see coming out of it. But what about the existing job roles within BI Teams and related structures? How are they going to change with the new ways of working that ...

Introduction to Data Lakes 13 May 2016
Data Lakes are the new hot topic in the big data and BI communities. Data Lakes have been around for a few years now, but have only gained popular notice within the last year. In this blog I will take you through the concept of a Data Lake, so that you can begin your own voyage on ...