Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

NoSQL Shapes Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper At an Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference session entitled ”NoSQL Influence to Enterprise Data Modeling,” eBay’s Senior Data Architect Donovan Hsieh addressed some of the differences between non-relational (NoSQL) and relational Data Modeling practices. Some of the more pronounced differences that he discussed include: Roles: In various organizations, Data Modeling for NoSQL…

Why Data Modelers Don’t Want to Automate

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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…

Traversal of Data Models

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Developers routinely use data models for defining database structure. This is beneficial, but it uses only part of data modeling’s power. Data models not only capture data structure, but they also express the potential for computation. Traversals of models can provide blueprints for resolving use cases, phrasing SQL queries, and assessing quality.…

Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect Certified for HortonWorks Data Platform and MongoDB Enterprise

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that its data modeling tool, ER/Studio® Data Architect version 10.0, has been certified by HortonWorks for HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 and certified against MongoDB Enterprise for versions 2.4…

Big Data Governance, Big Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper Prior to recent developments in Big Data Governance and Big Data Modeling, there was a perceived tradeoff between Big Data initiatives and Data Governance. The rapid implementation and generation of business value of the former would innately reduce the efficacy of the latter. According to Danny Sandwell, who works in product marketing…

Presenting Data Models

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha So you have prepared a data model. You’re proud of your work. Now how do you explain the model to others? You want them to understand your work and you want their feedback. We can think of three techniques for presenting data models. Use a Data Modeling Tool An obvious approach is…