Even though there is five years’ worth of content already, this is the first post for the SSIMagine blog, which will focus on Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Self-Service Information Management (SSIM) with a spattering of Business Intelligence (BI) thrown in for good measure. All historical posts have been migrated from my old BI Polar blog, which I’m in the process of retiring.
As a quick re-introduction, my name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. All three of these products are key players in EIM, SSIM and BI, and they tell a “better together” story as you probably already know.
Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..