The other day I came across a useful new feature in the Merge statement for SQL Server 2008. This new feature outputs merged rows for further processing, something which up until now (Oracle 220.127.116.11) is not possible in Oracle. This extra functionality can be used to load a Slowly Changing Dimension Type 2 in one SQL statement. As a result ...
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Uli has 18 years’ hands on experience as a consultant, architect, and manager in the data industry. He frequently speaks at conferences. Uli has architected and delivered data warehouses in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. He is a traveler between the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data technologies.
Uli is a regular contributor to blogs and books, holds an Oracle ACE award, and chairs the the Hadoop User Group Ireland. He is also a co-founder and VP of the Irish chapter of DAMA, a non for profit global data management organization. He has co-founded the Irish Oracle Big Data User Group.