Is the on-premises Data Warehouse dead?

My guest today is Tim Mitchell, the owner or Tyleris Data Solutions and a Microsoft MVP.  I pose Tim a very simple question–Is the on-premises data warehouse dead?  The last several years have brought a myriad of new technologies for how to store and report on your data.  Microsoft’s first cloud offering was all about services in the cloud and they were pitching a ‘everything in the cloud’ approach.  When these technologies were marketed, some data professionals thought they would not longer have their familiar technologies.  Time has proven that this hasn’t quite worked out the way some thought.

Tim and I discuss how organization are starting the juggle the various technologies and how traditional data warehouse folks will continue to provide value to organizations.  We also discuss why organizations consider cloud solutions and scenarios where going to the cloud makes sense.

Our Guest


Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is the principal and lead architect for Tyleris Data Solutions.  A veteran of more than 12 years in the data management space, Tim brings to the table his experience in consulting with clients in healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, and advertising.  Tim has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2010, is a prolific international speaker, an active technical blogger, and coauthor of SQL Server Integration Services 2012 Design Patterns.

Meet the Hosts

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Carlos Chacon

With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at and provides training through SQL Trail events.

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Eugene Meidinger

Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.

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Kevin Feasel

Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.

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