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Gene Van Sant
John Wiley & Sons
Using Microsoft SQL Server started for Thomas with a Laboratory Information System in version 6.5. The Analysis Service (also called SSAS) option in version 7 got him excited about Data Warehousing, but before he used a production version of SSAS, he became a Database Administrator for versions 6.5 thru 2005 while working at a paper mill and home health agency. After writing reports as an application developer for 10 years, he re-discovered Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) implemented into Data Warehouses. Since 2009, he has become a speaker in the SQL Server community and a voice for Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) for enterprises. His transition from Sr. DBA to a Business Intelligence Architect has been a great career path.
Thomas has certifications MCP, MCDBA and MCITP in Database Administration and Business Intelligence.