Marc Beacom, Author at DawaBI


About Marc Beacom

Marc Beacom is President of DawaBI, a Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Consultancy firm focusing on Making Data-Driven Decisions Possible. He has been working with SQL Server for over a decade delivering scalable solutions for organizations of all sizes. He has earned several industry certifications and degrees. Marc is an active member of the community and has served 5 years on the board of two Colorado SQL Server User Groups (Denver and Colorado Springs), 1 year as a Regional Mentor for PASS and is currently on the boards of two Colorado nonprofit organizations; Colorado GiveCamp and Camp To Belong Colorado.

DawaBI Merges with Quanta Intelligence to Broaden and Deepen our Service Offering

We’ve been working on this for a while now and I’m excited to announce the merger of Quanta Intelligence and DawaBI. This merger will deepen and broaden our service offering to provide more value to our customers through knowledge and expertise. With Datalere, you are not just provided a resource, you get our whole team!

Going forward, we’ll be doing business as Datalere. The name, Datalere was formed from a combination of Data and Alere. Data as anything we do will involve data and Alere which the Latin translation is ‘to care for’ or ‘tend to’. The name says it all, we are data experts and we care about your data.

Our teams have been involved in projects ranging from few hour consulting engagements to multi-year high profile projects for startups and Fortune 500 companies. The services we provide are Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Software Development, Mobile Development and Database Administration.

Customer Data is growing at an alarming rate and these days, businesses are collecting information from so many sources, it’s challenging to manage. The intelligence we can obtain from this data is endless. Whether running reports or predicting trends, it all starts with how your data is cared for.

Many of our clients have the horsepower and expertise to keep Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects in house but the data that has been compiling over the years is unhealthy. If not modeled correctly, a DW/BI project can stall or never reach its full potential. Before starting your next project, Datalere can provide you with a free data health check.

A few of the many benefits our customers have received are:

  • Insights into data that enable data-driven decision making reducing error prone manual practices
  • Reporting efficiencies of reducing reporting run times from 25 minutes to 3 seconds enabling business users to access critical data for timely decision making
  • Predictions into customer profitability or lack thereof that allow the sales team to focus on higher return potential
  • Stalled project turnaround and creating a usable solution that meets business needs
  • Team mentoring, keeping customer’s staff skills up to date and progressing

To request a free data health check and initial consultation, visit our website or give us a call, (303) 223-0248. To stay up to date with the latest at Datalere, tips and tricks, lunch and learns and more, join our mailing list.

By |August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: December 2014


Date Event
December 6 SQLSaturday #359 – Istanbul 2014
December 6 SQLSaturday #351 – Lima 2014
December 6 SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014
December 13 SQLSaturday #356 – Slovenia 2014
December 13 SQLSaturday #354 – Charleston 2014
By |November 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: November 2014


Date Event
November 1 SQLSaturday #339 – Shanghai 2014
November 1 SQLSaturday #337 – Oregon 2014
November 22 SQLSaturday #355 – Parma, Italy 2014
November 22 SQLSaturday #353 – London – BA Edition 2014
November 22 SQLSaturday #350 – Winnipeg 2014


By |October 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: October 2014


Date Event
October 4 SQLSaturday #335 – Athens 2014
October 4 SQLSaturday #336 – Holland 2014
October 4  SQLSaturday #344 – Tirana 2014
October 4 SQLSaturday #315 – Pittsburgh 2014
October 4 SQLSaturday #330 – Charlotte – BI Edition 2014
October 11 SQLSaturday #319 – Panama 2014
October 11 SQLSaturday #333 – St. Louis 2014
October 11 SQLSaturday #311 – Bulgaria 2014
October 18 SQLSaturday #345 – Riyadh 2014
October 18 SQLSaturday #341 – Porto 2014
October 18  SQLSaturday #314 – Providence 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #352 – Sydney 2014
October 25  SQLSaturday #338 – Barcelona 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #329 – Rio de Janeiro 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #348 – Ica, Peru 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #326 – Tampa – BA Edition 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #332 – Minnesota 2014
October 25 SQLSaturday #349 – Salt Lake City 2014
By |September 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: September & October 2014

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: September 2014

Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.

Date Time Title Link
September 16th 11:00 CST The Roadmap to Better Performance: Reading Query Plans
September 17th 12:00 PST Learn JavaScript Properly Part 2
September 17th 4:00 EST Absolute Beginners Presentation for Power BI for Office 365
September 18th 12:00 EST Insider's Introduction to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (AzureML)
September 26th 11:00 EST Improving Query Efficiency with Data Access Layers
October 8th   12:00 CST Understanding your SQL Server IO Bottlenecks and how Flash can solve them
October 16th 10:00 EST MrExcel's Favorite Excel Tips & Tricks


By |September 11th, 2014|PASS, Virtual Chapters|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: August 2014


Date Time Title Link
August 15th 12:00 EST Manage Your Shop with CMS and Policy Based Management
August 19th 11:00 CST The Roadmap to Better Performance: Reading Query Plans
August 20th 12:00 PST Learn JavaScript Properly
August 21st 12:00 EST Looking Through the Windshield: Creating Forward-looking Dashboards and KPIs
August 21st 1:00 EST SQL Server Security Easy Button
August 27th   12:00 EST The Curious Case of Isolation Levels


By |August 15th, 2014|PASS, Virtual Chapters|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: September 2014


Date Event
September 6 SQLSaturday #301 – Cape Town 2014
September 6 SQLSaturday #320 – Raleigh 2014
September 13 SQLSaturday #323 – Paris 2014
September 13 SQLSaturday #300 – Kansas City 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #290 – Kiev 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #310 – Dublin 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #331 – Denver 2014
September 20 SQLSaturday #340 – San Diego 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #325 РṢo Paulo 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #343 – Medellin 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #334 – Boston – BI Edition 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #318 – Orlando 2014
September 27 SQLSaturday #342 – Mobile 2014
By |August 14th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

PASS SQL Saturday Events: August 2014


Date Event
August 2 SQLSaturday #324 – Baton Rouge 2014
August 9 SQLSaturday #304 – Indianapolis 2014
August 23 SQLSaturday #328 – Birmingham 2014
August 23 SQLSaturday #309 – Oklahoma City 2014
August 30 SQLSaturday #327 – Johannesburg 2014
August 30 SQLSaturday #317 – Oslo 2014
By |July 15th, 2014|PASS, SQLSaturday|

Will you be attending Mile High Tech Con?

Technical conferences have always been a great venue for networking and increasing my knowledge base. Mile High Tech Con will be no different. I would like to invite you to be part of the inaugural Mile High Tech Con which will be held July 24 -26 in Denver, Colorado. Mile High Tech Con will highlight innovative topics that will inspire strategic decision making while offering relationship building and networking.MHTC-Twitter

Here are the speakers and topics:

Speaker Topic
Bill Fellows SSIS package generation via Biml
Carlos Bossy Getting Started with Big Data and Business Intelligence
Jeff Renz Dashboards More Than One Way to Visualize Data
Meagan Longoria Somebody Got BIDS Helper in my Data Tools!
Peter Myers Taking Your Application Design to the Next Level with SQL Server Data Mining
Reeves Smith Master Data Services, How Does it Apply to My Enterprise?
Scot Reagin Strategies for Fixing Broken Information Environments
Tim Mitchell Error Handling Patterns in SSIS
Bill Fellows Getting started with R and SQL Server
Carlos Bossy SQL Server Replication in a Business Intelligence Framework
Dan Lewandowski Securing the cube
Jeff Renz Tabular Models
Meagan Longoria Don't Miss Out on Excel Cube Functions
Peter Myers Big Data Analytics with Excel
Reeves Smith Increase your SSIS productivity with Biml
Scot Reagin Taking the Mystery out of DAX
Tim Mitchell Introduction to Data Quality Services
Carlos Bossy Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise
Peter Myers Superhero Power BI
Tim Mitchell Real World SSIS

There is still time to register and attend. You don’t want to miss it!

By |July 9th, 2014|Networking|

PASS SQLSaturday Events: July 2014


Date Event
July 12 SQLSaturday #312 – Sacramento 2014
July 26 SQLSaturday #302 – Albany 2014
July 26 SQLSaturday #322 – Guatemala 2014