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Why Data Modelers Don’t Want to Automate

By   /  June 10, 2015  /  Data Modeling Blogs  /  6 Comments

Reasons Why Data Modelers Don't Automate

by Karen Lopez In this month’s Heart of Data Modeling Webinar, The Best Data Modeler is a Lazy Data Modeler, I gave tips on how to get started automating the most mindless data modeling tasks.  But in preparing for my demos, my ears were ringing with thoughts of discussions I’ve had in the past with data […]

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling: You Are a Panelist, Too

By   /  December 22, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Webinars  /  4 Comments

QuestionsDataAnswers

by Karen Lopez We are in the midst of planning for the Big Challenges in Data Modeling webinar series for 2015.  During the past year, we talked about big data, NoSQL, making data modeling go faster, modeling subtypes..and more. I want to ensure that the topics we cover are of interest to you — not […]

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10 Tips for Data Modeling in a Hybrid NoSQL/Relational World

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Lessons in Data Modeling Community, Webinar Communities For the Data Industry  /  No Comments

Modern Data Warehouse Architecture Components

by Karen Lopez During my Big Challenges in Data Modeling; NoSQL webinar, Dan McCreary and I talked about how data modelers should approach NoSQL on development projects.  At the end, I shared these ten tips for working in a hybrid (NoSQL + relational) world.  You can listen to the webinar recording for more details about each. […]

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Myth 2 – Meaningless Normalization

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Karen Lopez Does this happen to you: someone gives you a table structure and asks you to say what normal form it’s in?  You look at it, see something that looks like repeating groups and some columns that look like they aren’t supposed to be mixed up with all those other columns (lets say […]

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Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler – Part II

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  2 Comments

Number five button

by Karen Lopez In a previous post, I wrote about five characteristics of a great data modeler and why it’s important to assess these traits during the interview process.  I continue here with five more characteristics. That brings us to a total of ten. In the comments below, I’d love to hear about other characteristics you’d want […]

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Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler, Part I

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  8 Comments

Number five button

by Karen Lopez Have you been searching for an enterprise data modeler for your team? How’s that going? About as well as the Canadian Men’s Soccer Team’s chances in the World Cup? I thought so. I’m hearing from many organizations that they are having a tough time finding experienced, enterprise class data modelers. I have some […]

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NoSQL != NoDataModeling, But it is Different

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Data Modeling Webinars, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Modern Data Modeler Involvement: Architecture, Planning, SW and Dev

by Karen Lopez I had a fabulous time last month chatting with Dan McCreary ( blog | twitter ) about NoSQL projects and data modeling. It was a follow up to my post NoSQL != NoDataModeling, where I wrote about telling the NoSQL data story.  If you missed the show, you can listen now to the […]

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NoSQL != NoDataModeling

By   /  June 25, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  2 Comments

NoDM text

by Karen Lopez This week I again came across a few articles on the Internet (they must be true!) that insist NoSQL means people get data faster, with none of that nasty business of data modeling or analysis. While it’s wonderful to hear about advances in data science, I’m still not convinced that these sentiments […]

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Why Women Won’t Submit… to Speak at Your Event

By   /  May 12, 2014  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Enterprise Data World Conference Community, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  2 Comments

Why Women Won’t Submit - Slide

by Karen Lopez We in the data world are fortunate that we have a higher percentage of female professionals than other IT specializations. We also tend to have more female attendees and speakers at Enterprise Data World than other conferences I attend. However that doesn’t mean that we are doing well in ensuring female speakers […]

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Embarcadero Technologies Acquires ERwin Data Modeler: Now What?

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  4 Comments

by Karen Lopez I’m sure a lot of you were surprised to read late last week that CA ERwin Data Modeler properties had been purchased by Embarcadero Technologies. If you’ve been in the data architecture business as long as I have, you’ve been through these shifts in ownership a few times. ERwin started at Logic Works, […]

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