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Topic Automating the testing of your SQL Server BI solutions with NBi
Date Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (AWST)

Cédric Charlier


If you want to accelerate the testing of your BI solutions, the best strategy is the automation of your tests with the help of a dedicated framework. During this session, we’ll take a look to the features of the open-source framework named “NBi” ( This framework is providing support for automated tests on the fields of databases, cubes, reports and ETLs, without the need of .NET skills. The demos will show us the best approaches to quickly and effectively assert the quality of BI developments. We’ll go a step further, generating the tests by an interesting system of templates and test-cases sources.

Speaker Bio

Cédric is a talented architect active in the domain of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing. Driven by quality and reliability, he is the main developer of an open-source solution for testing BI solutions (cubes, etl, reports …) named NBi ( and is contributing to other open-source solutions. Cédric also advocates for the introduction and general usage of agile practices in BI’s world. “Automation” is probably the best keyword to define his work: he is automating the code, the testing, the build and the deployment of his solutions to focus on the most interesting and not repetitive part of the projects. This experience has been developed during 15 years of successful projects with SQL Server in large European industrial groups and Services companies.