In a PowerPivot Environment, A Single DB Pro
Can Empower MANY PowerPivot Pros
Short Version: Job Openings in the UK for SQL Pros
I’ve recently been asked to post about some opportunities for SQL pros in the UK – opportunities in which qualified candidates would be working closely with Excel Pros in a PowerPivot environment. A situation that closely resembles what it’s like to work as a SQL pro at Pivotstream, or as a SQL pro working at virtually any of my training clients (who end up implementing similar collaborative systems).
Scroll to the end of this post for the details, but first, I want to provide some context – both for interested candidates as well as for all readers.
Better With a Database: a Recurring Theme
For a long time now, I’ve been saying that you can get a LOT more out of PowerPivot if you pair it with a database. For reference, see the following posts:
- Self Service BI Doesn’t Mean Desktop Standalone BI (one of my most popular all-time posts, at least in certain circles)
- Better With a Database Part One
- Better With a Database Part Two
The human element, and why “anthony” is becoming a noun
Stated even more clearly, an Excel Pro can achieve much better results when they collaborate with a Database Pro. (Yes, sometimes they can be the same person, but generally speaking, the skillsets are distinct).