Senior Technical Consultant- BI
Ajay Patwari is a member of:
The Journey: Early days to How I got here
I started my career in the year 1994 as a PowerBuilder developer and I
have worked on various tools.My primary focus was on databases. I
continued to work on databases, and then in the year 2000 I started
working on BI projects, providing solutions on ETL & warehouse
design and have been working in that domain ever since.
Decisions that mattered
The important career decision that I have made is moving from conventional java development to the BI world.
Work and Role: Then and now
In my recent role I was providing BI solutions to Products and working
with products. This had some unique challenges like providing support
across various operating systems and dbs as opposed to my previous role
as a PowerBuilder Developer. In the beginning of your career, your
responsibilities are well defined. As you grow professionally,
especially in BI, responsibilities have grown exponentially and have
added complexity, due to collaboration issues with different groups
across the organization.
Two years down the line
In a couple of years from now I would like to see myself involved in
doing more research in the Business Intelligence domain and also work on
providing intuitive and affordable solutions to the clients.
What I learnt along the way
One of the most important lessons that I have learnt in my professional
life is to follow customers closely and to understand their core issues.
Trends to watch out for
The technology trends that I have been watching in the business
Intelligence domain are affordable predictive Analytics & open
My advice if you are starting out
I would advise anyone who would want to start off as a BI professional
to understand Business transactional data; I would also recommend them
to enhance their DB skills and also to have good data clarity because
data clarity will take a BI professional to new heights.
Books I recommend
The book I would recommend for someone who would want to make a career and excel in BI is Kimball tool kits.