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Sai Pothula

Cell: (312) 554-5101 Email: saipothula99@gmail.com

SUMMARY:
Over 9+ years of Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence Development
experience in Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Telecommunications
domains with expertise in Microsoft SQL Server 2012/08/05/00 and Microsofts
suite of products like SSIS, SSAS, SSRS (2012/08/05) and Cognos.
Experienced in implementing critical business intelligence projects end to end.
Experienced in gathering and understanding business requirements and creating
low level technical blue print for the entire project and providing estimation for
each task.
Experienced in Database Normalization and Data Modeling. Created conceptual,
logical and physical data models using Erwin data modeler and Sybase power
designer. Experienced in implementing inmon and Kimball methods and creating
both Star and Snowflake schemas.
Prepared ETL mapping document for the data models developed, which
encompasses server name, database name, accounts, tables and direction of
data flow, Column Mapping, transformations, sequences, Data dictionary and
Metadata.
Experience in COGNOS 10 [] (Framework Manager, Report Studio, Analysis
Studio, Query Studio, Business Insight, Business Insight Advanced, Cognos
Connection and Transformer).
Experienced in creating complex SSIS ETL packages using package
configurations, check points, event handlers and custom tasks.
Experienced in Creating, Configuring and Performance tuning ETL workflows
designed between Homogenous and Heterogeneous Systems using SSIS of MS
SQL Server.
Proficient in creating On-demand and Scheduled reports, handling sub reports
and defining query for generating drill down reports using MS SQL Server
Reporting Services (SSRS).
Experienced in writing Parameterized Queries for generating Tabular reports and
Sub reports using Global variables, Expressions, and Functions, Sorting the data,
Defining Data sources and Subtotals for the reports using SSRS.
Expertise in Developing and Extending MS SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Cubes, Data Mining Models, Deploying and Processing SSAS objects.
Created shared dimension tables, measures, hierarchies, levels, cubes and
aggregations on MS OLAP/ Analysis Server (SSAS).
Adept in defining referenced relationships and calculated members in SSAS and
used MDX queries.
Strong experience in Stored Procedure, Formulated Stored Procedure/TSQL
coding, Performance Tuning and Query Optimization.
Highly proficient in the use of T-SQL for developing complex Stored Procedures,
Triggers, Tables, User Defined Functions, views, indexes, user profiles, Relational
Database models, Data integrity, query writing and SQL joins.
Proficient in design and development of various dashboards, reports utilizing
Tableau Visualizations like Dual Axis, Bar Graphs, Scatter Plots, Pie-Charts, Heat
Maps, Bubble Charts, Tree Maps, Funnel Charts, Box Plots, Waterfall Charts,
Geographic Visualization and other making use of actions, other local and global
filters according to the end user requirement.
Enhancing performance using optimization techniques-normalization, indexing
and Transaction Isolation levels, monitoring logs to ensure the completeness of

batch processes, scripts and processes. Created Linked Servers to connect OLE
DB data sources and providers.
Expert in using tools like MS SQL Profiler, Index Tuning Wizard, Windows
Performance for monitoring and tuning SQL Server performance.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with ability to develop creative
solutions for challenging client needs using agile methodologies.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities independently as well as a
proactive team member.
Coordinated with ETL Team, Database Architect in the process of fixing the
defects and achieve high performance in Cubes and Reports and worked with
project manager and technical leads for resolution of technical issues.
Generated monthly and quarterly reports as bar charts for the management
using different techniques like data filtering, adding interactivity, deploying
reports to report server using SSRS
Created SSRS Data Model projects using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and using
Report Builder for report server to create reports

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
MS SQL Server 2012/2008 R2/2005, T-SQL, PL/SQL,MDX, DAX, C#, VB Script, XML,
.NET 4.0/3.5, SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Service
(SSRS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Powerpivot , Powerview, Perforce,
TFS, VSS, MS Access, MS Excel, Power Centre 9.1 (Informatica Designer, Repository
Manager, Workflow manager, Workflow monitor), Oracle 11g/10g, DAC, SQL Profiler,
SQL Query Analyzer, MS SQL Server Index Tuning Wizard, Visual Studio 2005/2008,
DTS, TOAD, ERWIN Data Modeler, Crystal Reports 8.5, Cognos Reports, UNIX Shell
Scripting.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (SQL Server 2012)
Bachelors in Computer Science.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago IL
Oct 2014 Till Date
Sr. Business Intelligence Developer
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is a federation of 37 separate United States
health insurance organizations and companies, providing health insurance to over
100 million Americans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies are
licensees, independent of the association and traditionally of each other, offering
insurance plans within defined regions under one or both of the association's
brands. Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers offer some form of health insurance
coverage in every U.S. state.
Worked on the complete life cycle of the project from design to development,
testing, deployment, documentation and support.
Project involved creating ODS from variety of data sources, creating data marts
as part of creating EDW, creating MOLAP Cubes and creating new reports,
dashboards and outbound files on EDW and OLAP Cubes.
Interacted directly with Business Users and created technical blue print for the
whole project.

Prepared and demontrated conceptual & logical data models and Proof of
concepts developed as part of new implementations, to business and technical
teams.
Designed high level ETL architecture for overall data transfer from variety of
data sources to operational data store and ODS to Enterprise data Warehouse,
which encompasses server name, database name, accounts, tables and direction
of data flow, Column Mapping, transformations, sequence, data dictionary and
Metadata.
Extensively worked in creating SSIS packages that extract data from
transactional databases (Oracle 11G, DB2 & Legacy Systems), flat files, CSV Files
and excel files to SQL Server ODS. And from ODS to EDW after performing
required lookups, validations and transformations.
Created a reusable dynamic SSIS Package template with custom logging and
audit information, which takes the variable values and configuration values
dynamically from SQL Server Tables & Environment variables.
Extracted source files from SFTP location using WinScp and C# script task and
loaded formatted data into ODS using For each loop container and data flow
task.
Extensively used control flow tasks like For each loop, sequence container, file
system task, Script task (C#), execute sql task, execute package task, bulk insert
task, send email task and configured precedence constraints.
Worked on data flow transformations like look up, fuzzy lookup & grouping, data
conversion, derived column, aggregate, sort, pivot & unpivot, conditional split,
multicast, merge, merge join, cache and audit.
Created SSIS Packages that handle Slowly Changing Dimension type 2, 3 & 4
using SQL Statement Merge and custom tranformation called CheckSum.
Designing Relational and DMR models using Framework Manager and deployed
packages to the Cognos Connection.
Created Drill thru and Drill Downs on Dashboard reports to details reports,
Conditional formatting and Conditional Block reports in Cognos.
Delivered Complex reporting solutions such as Dashboards and Standardized
Reporting (including the bursting of reports globally) using Cognos 10.2.1.
Migrated reports from SAP BO and Crystal to Cognos Reports.
Involved with Scheduling and Distributing Reports through Schedule
Management in Cognos Connection.
Deployed SSIS Packages, SSRS reports & SSAS cubes including shared data
sources and data sets into QA, UAT and Production environments and used
Package configurations to export various package properties to make package
environment independent and dynamic.
Scheduled and monitored daily jobs using SQL Server Agent and control-M, that
executes SSIS packages, SQL Scripts and process SSAS cubes.
Created and managed data driven report subscriptions from SSRS report
manager and SharePoint server to email groups and network locations.
Worked in Database Backup and restoring the database, Database Security,
Replication and Log shipping activities.
Implemented row level security in SSAS cube such that while building adhoc
reports, users see only those records related to them. Created security roles and
implemented cell level security in SSAS so that users get access to only those
dimensions and columns that are related to them.
Used SQL server reporting services (SSRS) delivering enterprise, Web-enabled
reporting to create reports that draw content from a variety of data sources.
Created reusable and dynamic report template that takes header, logo, column
header color, report color, font etc configuration from a SQL Server table.
Wrote and tuned MDX queries on SSAS cube to generate Dashboards & reports
in SSRS.

Clearly analyzed execution plans of the stored procedures and performed Query
optimization, performance tuning and index creation using MS SQL Profiler, Index
Tuning Wizard.
Optimized SSAS cubes by adding multiple aggregating designs and dynamic
partitions using XMLA code to reduce process and querying time.
Coordinated with QA, BA and DBA teams to ensure the quality for the end
product.
Maintained version history and checked in Stored Procedure/Views/Trigger
Scripts, SSIS Packages, Config Files, Report RDLs, Cube solutions all Documents
into TFS.
Validated the data in EDW, SSAS cubes, reports and outbound files and gave
support after production deployment.
Environment: MS SQL Server 2012 / 2008 R2, SSIS 2012, SSRS 2008 R2, SSAS
2008 R2, Cognos BI 10.2/10.1/8.4, PowerPivot, PowerView, Tableau, Unix Shell
Scripting, Informatica 9.1, ORACLE 11G, DB2, TOAD, TFS 2010, Erwin Data Modeler,
MS Access, T-SQL, PL SQL, MDX, C#, .Net 4.0, XML, HTML, SharePoint.
Covidien Ltd, Miami FL
Jan 2013 Sep 2014
Sr. Business Intelligence Developer
Covidien is a $10 billion global healthcare products leader with 38,000 employees
worldwide in more than 70 countries, with products sold in over 150. Covidien has
41 manufacturing facilities in 17 countries and dedicated to R&D, spending over
$500 million in 2013. Covidien creates innovative medical solutions for better
patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence.
Gathered report requirements and determined the best solution to provide the
results in either a Reporting Services report, Analytical Cube or an Excel pivot
table
Generated matrix reports, tabular, drill-down, drill-through, sub reports, chart
reports, multi parameterized reports
Created Tabular and Matrix Reports with all aggregate functions and expressions
Created dashboard SSRS reports under report server projects and publishing
SSRS reports to the reports server.
Upgraded Models and Reports from Cognos 8.4 to Cognos 10.1.1and Cognos
10.2. Created Active Reports in Cognos 10 Report Studio.
Worked on Informatica Power Center Designer - Source Analyzer, Warehouse
designer, Mapping Designer & Mapplet Designer and Transformation Developer
Created and used reusable Mapplets and transformations using Informatica
Power Center
Utilized Lookup, Aggregator, Joiner, Union, Expression, Filter, Update strategy,
SQL and Normalizer, Router, Source Qualifier transformations to model various
standardized business processes and implement business logic using Informatica
Experience in creating Tabular reports, Matrix reports,
Parameterized reports, Sub reports and Ad hoc reports (SSRS).

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reports,

Used Power pivot via SharePoint to import data from multiple data sources into a
single Excel workbook, create relationships between heterogeneous data,
created calculated columns and measures and built PivotTables and PivotCharts
using PowerView for data analysis.

Designed report models based on users requirements, explained and trained


users to use report builder to generate their own personalized reports. Wrote
complex SQL queries using joins, stored procedures, used defined functions to
verify the data from the database to generate reports based on the business
requirement
Utilized SSRS reports from different source formats and satisfying clients by
representing reports and presentations
Using Reporting Services (SSRS) delivering enterprise, Web-enabled reporting
to create reports that draw content from a variety of data sources.
Created different type of reports including Cross-tab, Conditional, Drill-down,
OLAP and Sub reports.
Extensively worked on Very Large SSAS Cubes and also involved in making new
SSAS cubes and partitioning existing cubes.
Extracted data from MS Access and loaded into database table with SSIS
Packages.
Wrote and tuned MDX queries to generate Dashboards & reports in SSRS.
Used SQL server reporting services (SSRS) delivering enterprise, Web-enabled
reporting to create reports that draw content from a variety of data sources.
Performance Monitoring with SQL Profiler, Windows System Monitor and
using monitoring tool called Embarcadero DB Artisan and Performance Center.
Coordinated with ETL Team, Database Architect in the process of fixing the
defects and achieve high performance in Cubes and Reports and worked with
project manager and technical leads for resolution of technical issues.
Generated monthly and quarterly reports as bar charts for the management
using different techniques like data filtering, adding interactivity, deploying
reports to report server using SSRS
Created SSRS Data Model projects using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and using
Report Builder for report server to create reports
Created Star schema dimension modeling for the data mart using Visio and
created dimension and fact tables based on the business requirement.
Developed SSAS Cubes for building reports using SQL Server Business
Intelligence Development Studio to support reporting and forecasting processes
Environment: MS SQL Server 2012/2008 R2, SSIS 2012, SSRS 2008 R2, SSAS
2008, Cognos BI 10.1/8.4
, MS Access, MS Excel, PowerPivot, PowerView, Tableau, TFS 2010, Unix Shell
Scripting, Java, ORACLE 11G, TOAD, TFS 2010, MS Visio, MS Access, T-SQL, PL SQL,
MDX, C#, VB Script, .Net 4.0, XML,HTML, SharePoint.
QualCare
Inc.,
Jan 2011 Dec 2012
Sr. Database Developer

Piscataway,

NJ

QualCare, Inc. is New Jerseys largest, provider-sponsored Managed Care


Organization that offers self-funded PPO, HMO network, point of service (POS)
network, and open access health plans; third party administration (TPA) services,
provider network access, care management services, and a workers compensation
product.
Worked closely with business unit(s) to understand key business drivers and then
identify the individual business metrics and key measures that support them
Designed and configured, including parameters, settings, metrics, data elements
and objectives
Worked with management to develop strategies to support company needs

Resolved data conflicts and inappropriate use of data


Wrote complex SQL queries using joins, stored procedures, used defined
functions to verify the data from the database to generate reports based on the
business requirement
Utilized SSRS reports from different source formats and satisfying clients by
representing reports and presentations
Generated matrix reports, tabular, drill-down, drill-through, sub reports, chart
reports, multi parameterized reports
Created ad Hoc and parameterized various reports using SQL server 2005
reporting Services
Implemented multiple grouping into several reports using visibility and toggle
options
Administrated and scheduled mailing subscriptions on SSRS reporting server
Developed dependant, dynamic menu objects to allow end-users selection and
data filtering capabilities
Structured conditional formatting logic to control components behavior and
appearance
Produced parameter driven, matrix, sub-reports and integrated report hyper-link
functionality to access external applications.
Customized SQL queries to create RDL Datasets and create SQL reports.
Created Tabular and Matrix Reports with all aggregate functions and expressions
Created dashboard SSRS reports under report server projects and publishing
SSRS reports to the reports server.
Developed functional and technical documentation to assist in the design,
development and/or maintenance of deliverables.
Created SSRS Data Model projects using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and using
Report Builder for report server to facilitate Ad-hoc reporting by the business
users.
Environment: MS SQL Server 2008/2008 R2, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, Microsoft Visual
Studio, Cognos, SQL Server Management Studio, MS Access, MS Excel, Informatica,
TFS 2010, TSQL, PL SQL, MDX, Power Centre 9.1 (Informatica Designer, Repository
Manager, Workflow manager, Workflow monitor), Oracle 10g/9i, Unix Shell Scripting,
MS Excel, MS Visio, T-SQL, ERWIN, VB Script, .Net 3.5, XML, SharePoint.
Blue
Cross
Blue
Shield,
Jul 2009 Dec 2010
Sr. Data Warehouse & Reports Developer

Jacksonville,

FL

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) is a federation of 39 separate health


insurance organizations and companies in the United States. Combined, they
directly or indirectly provide health insurance to over 100 million Americans. They
also act as administrators of Medicare in many states of US, and provide coverage
to state government employees as well as to the federal government employees.
Based on business requirement, developed the Complex SQL queries with Joins
and T-SQL, Stored procedure, Views, Trigger to implementing the business rules
and transformations.
Translated user requirements into functional and technical requirements in
coordination with the Sr. Business Analyst
Analyzed the business requirement and functional specifications provided by the
data specialist
Responsible for designing and maintaining a wide variety of daily, weekly, and
monthly financial and analytical reports used by different departments within the
company.

Responsible for making sure reports are scheduled and delivered in a timely
manner
Designed reports using proper text formatting, report headers and footers, and
page size to allow for printable reports.
Worked on SSIS for transferring data from Heterogeneous Data format to SQL
Server.
Created ad Hoc and parameterized various reports using SQL server 2005
reporting Services with data from SQL Server and MS Access as data sources
Cleaned the data and created fact and dimension tables, performed calculations
required for the reports using SQL Server 2005 environment and accomplished
data modeling.
Designed and architected of cubes for building reports using SQL Server
Business Intelligence Development Studio to support business reporting and
forecasting processes
Designed and built the dimensions and cubes with star schema using SQL Server
Analysis Services (SSAS)
Developed and designed cubes with around 45 dimensions, about 25 Measures
and 20 calculated members, Design Dimensions and using the MDX expressions
for the various calculated members, actions and KPI.
Implemented OLAP Cubes, Facts, and Dimensions for providing summarized and
aggregate views of large sets of data and used Multi Dimensional Expression
(MDX) to access them.
Environment: SQL Server 2005/2008, SSRS, SSAS, TSQL, PL SQL, MDX, SSMS,
BIDS, Visio, VB Script, MS Access, SharePoint.
CITI Group, Dallas, TX
Oct 2007 Jun 2009
Business Intelligence Developer
CITI Group is the leading global financial services company with 200 million
customer accounts in more than 140 countries. Citigroup Global Consumer Group
includes consumer product offerings in North America and around the world. This
includes banking services, credit cards, loans and insurance.
Interacted directly with the various SME for gathering the business requirements.
Involved in Design DW of Star Schema (Dimensional model and Fact tables)
based on business.
Convert data from Legacy system to SQL Database.
Used ETL SSIS to develop jobs for extracting, cleaning, transforming and loading
data into data warehouse.
Worked on SSIS for transferring data from Heterogeneous Data format to SQL
Server.
Created ad Hoc and parameterized various reports using SQL server 2005
reporting Services with data from SQL Server and MS Access as data sources
Cleaned the data and created fact and dimension tables, performed calculations
required for the reports using SQL Server 2005 environment and accomplished
data modeling.
Designed and architected of cubes for building reports using SQL Server
Business Intelligence Development Studio to support business reporting and
forecasting processes
Customized SQL queries to create RDL Datasets and create SQL reports.
Created Tabular and Matrix Reports with all aggregate functions and expressions
Created dashboard SSRS reports under report server projects and publishing
SSRS reports to the reports server.

Developed functional and technical documentation to assist in the design,


development and/or maintenance of deliverables
Created SSRS Data Model projects using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and using
Report Builder for report server to facilitate Ad-hoc reporting by the business
users.
Environment: SQL Server 2005/2000, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, MS-Access, DB2/UDB,
ERwin7.1, VB Script, Windows XP.
Reliance Communications Ltd
Jun 2006 Sep 2007
Mumbai, INDIA
SQL Server Developer
Reliance Communications Ltd. is an Indian Internet access and Telecommunications
Company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is India's second largest telecom
operator and 15th largest mobile phone operator with over 200 million subscribers.
Requirement gathering Solution design.
Involved in the migration from SQL server 7.0 to 2000.
Actively involved in Normalization of database.
Designed DDL and DML for MS SQL Server 2000.
Create rules, defaults, tables, views, clustered & non-clustered index, user
defined data types, and user defined functions.
Actively designed the database to fasten certain daily jobs, stored procedures.
Optimize query performance by creating indexes.
Involved in writing SQL batch scripts.
Write T-SQL statements for retrieval of data and Involved in performance tuning
of T-SQL.
Worked on Queries and Stored Procedures.
Involved in merging existing databases and designed new data models to meet
the requirements.
Perform daily database backup & restoration and monitor the performance of
Database
Server.
Create joins and sub-queries for complex queries involving multiple tables.
Use DDL and DML for writing triggers, stored procedures, and data manipulation.
Install and Configured SQL Server 2000 on development server for designing and
testing.
Environment: MS SQL Server 7.0/2000, T-SQL, DTS, SQL Server Enterprise
Manager, SQL Profiler.