Marco Russo

Marco Russo

Business Intelligence Senior Consultant

  • @marcorus

Areas of Expertise:

  • PowerPivot
  • Analysis Services
  • SQL Server
  • MDX
  • Integration Services
  • SSIS
  • SSAS
  • LINQ
  • C#
  • .NET Framework
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
Marco Russo (marco.russo@sqlbi.com) is a founder of SQLBI.COM. He provides consultancy and training on Business Intelligence, with a particular specialization in the Microsoft Technologies related to BI. He has written several papers about these topics, with a particular mention for "SQLBI Methodology," which is a complete methodology for designing and implementing the back-end of a BI solution (from OLTP to OLAP cubes through Data Warehouse and Data Marts) using the Microsoft BI stack of technologies, and "The Many-to-Many Revolution," which is a paper dedicated to modeling patterns using many-to-many dimension relationships in Analysis Services. In 2009, he has co-authored Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, which is considered an important set of guidelines and best practices for using Microsoft Analysis Services in the real world. He also wrote several books for .NET development, in Italian and English language. Marco is also regular speakers at major international conferences about Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, and .NET Framework development.

Marco blogs at:

Building applications in Azure

May 27 2015

Download a free copy of “Azure for Developers,” an O’Reilly report by experienced .NET developer John Adams that breaks down Microsoft’s Azure platform in plain language, so that you can quickly get up to speed. One of the most natural … read more

Announcing Cassandra certification

May 27 2015

I am pleased to announce a joint program between O’Reilly and DataStax to certify Cassandra developers. This program complements our developer certification for Apache Spark and — just as in the case of Databricks and Spark — we are excited … read more

Building applications in Azure

May 27 2015

Download a free copy of “Azure for Developers,” an O’Reilly report by experienced .NET developer John Adams that breaks down Microsoft’s Azure platform in plain language, so that you can quickly get up to speed. One of the most natural … read more

Announcing Cassandra certification

May 27 2015

I am pleased to announce a joint program between O’Reilly and DataStax to certify Cassandra developers. This program complements our developer certification for Apache Spark and — just as in the case of Databricks and Spark — we are excited … read more

5 ways to reduce the pain of the inevitable

May 27 2015

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Jake and Kelly (not their real names) were very dear friends of ours. Well, Kelly is still, but her husband just recently passed away. Because he was healthy and active, it came as a complete shock to us all — especially to… read more

Four short links: 27 May 2015

May 27 2015

Roboto — Google’s signature font is open sourced (Apache 2.0), including the toolchain to build it. Pregel: A System for Large Scale Graph Processing — a walk through a key 2010 paper from Google, on the distributed graph system that … read more

Four short links: 27 May 2015

May 27 2015

Roboto — Google’s signature font is open sourced (Apache 2.0), including the toolchain to build it. Pregel: A System for Large Scale Graph Processing — a walk through a key 2010 paper from Google, on the distributed graph system that … read more

Bad eggs

May 26 2015

For decades, researchers have been trying to figure out how birds identify and reject the eggs that other birds, known as “brood parasites,” sometimes sneak into their nests. These rogue birds don’t build their own nests, they “dump and drive”—they … The post Bad eggs appeared first on Animals. read more

"I learned a lot from this book about all the different types of programs and ways you can use this very useful data program."
--Stephaine Szostak, cybertron reviews

"Keep this baby close by. You'll be looking in it every eleven seconds."
--Jenilee, Kick Ass Book Reviews

"I would recommend this book to those who have to handle business analysis but are not looking for an extensive business intelligence solution."
--Susan Donnelly, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society, March 2011, Volume 29, Number 3

"Authors Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that covers Language Integrated Query (LINQ) both deeply and widely."
--John Vacca, Amazon.com