Data quality best practices change all too often—what’s right today may not work tomorrow.
Melissa’s comprehensive network of technology and solutions partners help make big data and analytics, master data management, and data cleansing an easy and affordable addition to your budget. With the assistance of these industry-leading partners, Melissa delivers on our main goal of ensuring your data-driven business benefits from innovative solutions for every aspect of the global data quality lifecycle. We are proud to partner with technology and infrastructure leaders, who provide key insights and support to unlock actionable insights from the data you collect.
Melissa has established a robust ecosystem of partners from the world’s leading technology brands. Our alliance with these firms is critical to helping you build the proper foundation for global intelligence and data quality success. Our technology partners help us connect our products into popular solutions for CRM, data integration, ecommerce, and master data management.
Innovative Routines International (IRI, The CoSort Company) is a leader in fast data management and data-centric protection software that performs or accelerates legacy migrations, ETL, replication, data prep, and more. The company’s Voracity platform integrates with Melissa technology to provide data profiling, scrubbing, and fuzzy matching for better data management.
Connect with professionals and share your knowledge through social networks to receive referral incentives and free training on Melissa products and services through our Solutions Partners and MVP Programs.
Melissa MVPs are a recognized, professional community of enthusiasts and advocates who are leaders in their respective fields and experts at getting the most from our data quality solutions. Melissa MVPs share information, discuss trends and think creatively about our products and applications and how to help other users in the same ways. MVP members are active on community forums, blogs, and social media, serving as educators and ambassadors for Melissa.
Many of our MVPs have been awarded Microsoft® MVPs and Oracle® Aces status. With Ace status, they can interact and share knowledge about Melissa’s global intelligence and data quality services with other Oracle users, which is essential for these users to build expertise and discuss trends in new and innovative applications.
I have been working with Microsoft SQL Server as my primary database for over 20 years. I have helped many companies to build robust database systems on SQL Server. I have helped organizations upsize from Microsoft Access or convert from other DBMS to SQL Server. I have also built many Business Intelligence applications including Reporting Services, Integration Services, and Analysis Services. I have also moved into SharePoint and InfoPath which integrate well with my core SQL Server expertise.
Along with my consulting, I also teach and write courses specific to SQL Server, BI, and SharePoint. I have trained over 2500 people on SQL Server and BI technologies. I also speak at conferences or provide short talks on new versions or best practices.
David retired as a Sergeant with the Cape Coral Police Department after 22 years of service. His final 10 years of duty were as a database administrator and developer in the Administrative Services Division. He began his career with the police department in 1990 in the patrol division and worked various assignments until being promoted to Sergeant in 1998. Based on his education and experience David was assigned to Administrative Services in 2002 and was responsible for database administration, software integration, and development for public safety. David’s primary focus and expertise is with SQL Server, reporting services, integration services, and analysis services, and he was recognized for his work by SQL Server Magazine as “Innovator of the Year” runner up in 2007. David is an MCITP for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 in both database administration and business intelligence as well an MCSE for both in SQL 2012 and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. In 2012 David co-authored two books for APress, Pro SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes. He regularly posts on the MSDN SQL Server forums where he also serves as a moderator, and is a contributor at SQLCLR.net. In addition to his knowledge of SQL Server David works as a software developer using VB.net and C# and currently worked extensively in SharePoint development.
Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. (and it's various brands, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and VFPConversion). He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine and the co-host of CodeCast. He is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-running Microsoft MVPs (1996-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), ShareMyDreamHome and more.
Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus worked as a contractor for the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications. He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic ice hockey player as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of various sports such as scuba diving, golf, mountain biking, skiing, and much more. On rainy days, Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies.
Tillmann Eitelberg is CEO of oh22information services GmbH, specializing with his company on the topics of data quality, data integration and master data. He worked for over 10 years in the area of data quality, specifically on the Microsoft platform. Besides to the traditional fields of deduplication and postal correction, he deals intensively in the area of data profiling. He writes regularly on these topics and his little passion Spatial Data on his blog at www.ssis-components.net and has published several SSIS components at Codeplex. Tillmann actively supports the PASS Community, he is a board member of the PASS Germany e.V., Chapter Leader in Cologne/Bonn/Düsseldorf and PASS Regional Mentor for Germany.
John Huang, the only SQL MCM and MVP in Canada, has been working with SQL Server since 1994. He is an independent SQL Server consultant in Vancouver specialized in complex data processing, data warehouse, and performance tuning. He runs SQL PASS chapter in Victoria BC and spoke at TechDays, DevTeach, TechFest, SQL Saturdays, as well as local PASS Chapters.
Lynn Langit is a specialist in database technologies (SQL and NoSQL, both on-premise and cloud-based). She lives in Southern California. Lynn's published three books on SQL Server Business Intelligence and has created a set of courseware to introduce children to programming at www.TeachingKidsProgramming.org. Read her blog at www.LynnLangit.com.
Lynn has been recognized by Google and by 10Gen for technical community contributions. Google awarded her the Google Developer Expert award (https://developers.google.com/experts/members/) and 10Gen added her to the list of MongoDB Masters (http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/MongoDB+Masters).
Since leaving a 4-year stint at Microsoft in Oct 2011, Lynn has been working on building BigData and BI solutions with customers from the education, manufacturing and hospitality sectors. She has authored courseware on SQL Server 2012 for DevelopMentor.
Josh Luedeman is a Data Architect at InfoTech International where he is responsible for the entire data environment, which covers Hadoop, Pig, Hive, SQL Server, and MySQL. His responsibilities also include reporting, administration, ETL and data integration tasks, and OLAP environment. In addition, he is a BI consultant for 52projects, Inc., while also doing independent work. Josh has worked on projects that involve creating data warehouses from scratch, from data model, through ETL, and up to creating OLAP cubes and writing reports. He has also worked on various other smaller projects involving report creation, data cleansing, data integration, along with other data projects.
Josh has a vast experience base in traditional data warehousing, but also diverse ETL and data integration projects. He has also used a multitude of technologies including some Oracle tools.
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for a decade, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, data quality, and reporting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2010. Tim is an independent BI consultant and a group principal with Linchpin People.
As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2. He is an active group member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area.
You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.
Kim Schmidt has worn many hats in her professional career. She has three certifications in web technologies, in addition to being a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and a MCAD.NET (Microsoft Certified Application Developer). Schmidt has also been recommended for Microsoft's MVP program twice with 13 letters of recommendation (she cannot be a Microsoft MVP, however, because she is a Microsoft employee). Schmidt is primarily a web developer using SQL Server for the database and she was voted in the 75th percentile off "The Most Influential People Online" in FastCompany's Influence Project (2011). She was the "National Association of Professional Women's (NAPW) 2011-2012 VIP Woman of the Year" (Ivanka Trump and Star Jones are their spokeswomen) and she was in the top one percent of all LinkedIn Profiles viewed in 2012. She was also honored with the Princeton Global Registry 2013 for her commitment to excellence and formal recognition of her impact in the international business community. In addition, she was a major technical contributor to Lynn Langit's "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2008."
As you and your team use data mining and analytics, Mark Tabladillo (SAS expert, Microsoft MVP, PhD) increases your confidence in making actionable business decisions. Mark is a data mining scientist and founder of MarkTab Inc ( http://marktab.com), providing training and consulting for companies in United States and around the world. He also teaches part-time with the University of Phoenix, where he has taught statistics and supervised research. He has presented at top conferences including Microsoft TechEd, PASS Summit, Predictive Analytics World, SAS Global Forum, and PASS Business Analytics Conference. He blogs at http://marktab.net .
Miguel Angel Granados Troncoso
Miguel Angel Granados Troncoso graduated from Metropolitan Autonomous University with a degree in Computer Science. In his career, Miguel has worked in a number of different industries including the financial sector, automation, health care, biodiversity research, and education. His resume includes positions such as developer, project leader, architect, DBA, teacher, IT consultant and mentor. He currently works as a data platform manager for Sinergy Solutions and collaborates with PASS as the Mexico City chapter leader.
Harry Zheng is a seasoned data architect and database administrator(DBA) with over 15 years of experience in data modeling, database design and development, database administration, data warehousing and business intelligence. Harry is currently working at Government of Alberta as Technical Delivery Manager, and is also the president of Edmonton SQL Server User Group (EDMPASS). http://www.netdbsolutions.com/
Chris Testa-O'Neill is the founder and Principal Consultant at Claribi. A SQL Server and Azure consultancy based in the UK. An experienced professional with over 14 years’ experience of architecting, designing and implementing Microsoft SQL Server data and business intelligence projects at an enterprise scale. He has significant experience of leading and mentoring both business and technical project stakeholders in maximising investment in SQL Server and more recently in Azure solutions.
A regular and respected speaker on the international SQL Server conference circuit, and an organiser of national SQL Server conferences and events, Chris has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft. and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the last 13 years having both authored and delivered Microsoft Official Courses
Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCT, MVP) is a Database Architect and Trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private, and NGO sectors globally. He regularly speaks at international conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, DEV/IT Connections, PASS Summit, SQL Rally and SQL Saturday
Victor has written a number of books on SQL Server and worked with Microsoft to develop the SQL Server exams and certification. In 2007, he was invited by Microsoft to attend the “SQL Ranger” programme. Consequently he was one of the very first IT professionals to achieve the Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master certifications globally.
Julie Smith has been moving and bending data for over a decade using varied tools such as MS Access, MySQL, and SQL Server 2000-2014. She has built and designed increasingly complex BI solutions for organizations in Finance, Compliance, and Legal. Recently she has implemented solutions using Master Data Services, Power BI, and Azure Data Factory. She is a Business Intelligence Consultant at Innovative Architects, in Atlanta, GA, USA. She is on the Board of Directors for Microsoft Integration Architects: http://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Integration-Architects/
Dr. Anthony Pearson
Anthony Pearson has a Ph.d in physical chemistry which led to a career in information technology, Having worked in the fields of advertising, manufacturing, gaming and hospitality, and online financial service and now as professional services consultant for talend software vendor Skills/Expertise: Data Warehousing, Data Modeling and Data Architectures, MDM, and BigData architectures.
Melissa Data offers partners a great opportunity to earn a significant and unlimited amount of recurring revenue. As a Melissa Data referral partner or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner, you can integrate Melissa Data products into your applications to add data quality functionality, deliver a sustainable competitive advantage, and increase profit opportunities.
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OEM Royalty Partners seek to OEM/re-market Melissa Data functionality within their own product offering, and are responsible for the installation, support, maintenance, customization, integration, training, and all other aspects of their resulting product(s). When an OEM Royalty Partner orders a Melissa Data product on behalf of their customer, they will receive a discount off the normal purchase price.
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Melissa has partnered with global industry giants to further our mission of providing unparalleled capabilities to help you achieve the highest level of data accuracy.
Melissa Data’s Professional Services program features a comprehensive three-day Product Training “boot camp” where you’ll learn basic data quality concepts, best practices and get hands-on use of our powerful data quality tools and software. We’ll start you off with the fundamentals and then progress to more advanced topics.
After completion of the course, you will become a Melissa Data Certified Integrator. Certification comes with benefits such as the ability to recommend Melissa Data solutions and receive referral fees, fast track support, and help with developing an OEM solution built around our tools.