Data Warehousing Services
From Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson is a recognized expert in star schema design and an experienced data warehousing practitioner. He speaks and teaches worldwide, writes books about data warehousing, and provides data warehousing services through Oakton Software LLC.
Chris works with customers in all industries to develop data warehousing strategies, identify and prioritize projects, design solutions, and manage implementations. His customers have included Fortune 500 companies, government entities and software tool vendors.
A Unique Philosophy
Chrisís goal is to make every customer self-sufficient, so that after heís gone they wonít need to bring him back. (Though of course, they are always welcome to do so.)
Chris is pragmatic, not dogmatic. He does not recommend sweeping changes based on philosophical ideals. His role is to deliver business value, moving you from where you are to where you want to be in the most efficient manner possible.
Successful data warehousing requires working with people. Chris is an enthusiastic communicator and mediator. He works with executives, developers and users to achieve the broad support needed to move projects forward. He strives to confront issues and resolve conflicts, rather than avoid them.
An effective and dynamic teacher, Chris has taught dimensional modeling to thousands of students world-wide. He is faculty member at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), teaches at conference events and provides on-site education.
Star Schema: The Complete Reference (ISBN: 978-0071744324) is his definitive reference to the principles of dimensional design. It provides a new and accessible perspective, organized around design concepts rather than vertical industries. It is infused with Chrisís unique philosophy of pragmatism, explaining the underlying reason behind best practices so that you can make informed decisions of your own. Architecture-neutral, Chris provides advice that can be put to use in any type of data warehouse, including those advocated by W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball.