Welcome to My Homepage

...And thank you for visiting. 

The purposes of this web site are to:

  1. Provide a place for me to publish material that I have developed over the years with respect to data warehousing. I hope to put something back into the data warehousing business as it has been very good to me over the last 20+ years. Everything you find here is free. I am particularly hopeful of providing good pointers to 'beginners' whose employers cannot afford to send them to classes.

  2. Provide a place for me to have my own 'rants and raves' about the BI industry.

  3. Provide links to other sites I think are useful to data warehousing practitioners around the world.

  4. Provide a place for me to 'advertise' my experience and skills. 

    If you are reading this and have need of one of the most experienced BI consultants in the world feel free to drop me an email at peter@peternolan.com.

Who is Peter Nolan?

Most of the people who will find their way here will already know of me one way or another.  Either from postings to the dwlist group, from the tag on the bottom of my email, or by word of mouth from colleagues.

I have included my resume on my resume page so that you can take a detailed look at my background if you like

For the purposes of this web site I am a man who has:

  1. Been working in IT for 30+ years.
  2. Been working in Data Warehousing exclusively for 20+ years.
  3. Successfully implemented a large number of Data Warehouses.
  4. Performed Data Warehousing business development for large vendors and consulting firms.
  5. Extensive experience in all aspects of large Data Warehouse implementations.
  6. Decided to actively work on putting something back into the industry that has given so much to me over the last 30+ years.
  7. Developed a large number of presentations about data warehousing to give to customers. Some of them can be placed here, most of them can't.

It is my intention that content I put on this web site will be of some use to you.

Best Regards

Peter Nolan


Why Another Web Site?

Perhaps the first question you would ask is 'Why another Data Warehousing Website?' Surely, there are enough of them out there.

In part I agree, there are a lot of web sites out there and I have linked a number of them on my related links page. The part I don't agree with is the value of a number of web sites out there. There are a lot with not much behind them. Most of them are vendor sites selling something, so every presentation or white paper is skewed towards the vendors product or service. I have no problem with that, I've been a vendor for many years, I just think it is worth while putting other opinions into the marketplace.

I also wanted a place where I could publish my own materials without having to be concerned about having them agreed to by someone else, or having them interpreted as the possible views of a vendor or employer.  Everything you see on this site is just my opinion. It does not represent the views of anyone else 'influencing' me.


Who is welcome to Register?

As of the time of writing (November 2011) this site has been migrated back to be exclusively about my business interests and my personal interests have been moved elsewhere. This site is now all about BI again after a period of being a dual use site.

Peter's Availability

I am currently available. I am collaborating with colleagues in developing data models and ETL software during non-project time.

If you have a project starting and would like to discuss engaging me for an extended period please contact me at peter@peternolan.com.

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is via email. I generally pick up email daily. I now use the following phone and fax numbers.

Phone: +49 15255 741428

Fax: +61-280790691

Yes. That is two different places for phone and fax.

My Email Address: peter@peternolan.com



A lot of people have emailed me and told me how much they have appreciated the content on my web site.  So many, in fact, that I thought that I would get a Paypal account and give visitors an opportunity to show their appreciation in a slightly more 'tangible' fashion.

If you like the web site and feel like you are getting good value out of it, please feel free to leave a donation by clicking on the coin. It clicks through to paypal and you can leave a donation on any of your credit cards. All donations gratefully accepted!!! Alternatively my paypal email to use is peter.nolan.paypal@peternolan.com.