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Principal Architect with BlueGranite
Melissa Coates is a principal architect with BlueGranite in Charlotte, NC. She specializes in delivering analytics, data warehousing, and business intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden. Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.