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Welcome. I’m John Welch, a managing consultant with Mariner (, a business intelligence consulting firm in North Carolina. I’m starting this blog to record some of my random thoughts about BI and data warehousing. I have a background in more traditional application development, and was very interested applying agile methodologies and development techniwques in that world. I’ve found that a lot of data warehousing projects don’t take advantage of agile practices, so that will likely be a common topic in this blog.

I currently am working with the Microsoft technology stack (SQL Server, Analysis Services, Integration Services, etc), so those topics will also be highlighted.

Thanks for reading.