Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Tracking the Flu with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nic Halverson of Discovery.com recently discussed how Big Data is being used to track this year’s flu. He writes, “As one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, things have gotten so bad in Beantown that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency. So far, 18 people have died and…

Fighting Piracy with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nicholas Carlson and Dylan Love of Business Insider report, “Piracy is a serious problem on the world’s seas. A U.S. consultancy called Oceans Beyond Piracy estimates that pirates caused $7 billion of damage in 2011. The good news is that, thanks to technological advances, the problem is getting solved. The International Maritime Bureau…

Do You Know What a Year Is?

by Michael Brackett As the calendar year comes to a close, a new one begins, and the fear of a December 21, 2012, catastrophe fades away, the meaning of a year comes to mind.  Data resource managers deal with a wide variety of different years, and those different years need to be formally named and…

Frequently Asked Questions about Data Modeling, Part One

Karen Lopez

by Karen Lopez @datachick I deemed last year The Year of Data.  Big Data, Data Analytics, Open Data, Data Breaches, etc. were topics of discussion everywhere, even outside the IT world.  Heck, data management even made it into the US State of the Union Address. I think all this added focus on data has given us a…

Big Oil, Big Data

by Angela Guess Steve Rosenbush of the Wall Street Journal recently discussed the use of Big Data in the oil industry. He writes, “Aboard the Noble Bully 1, Gulf of Mexico—The Noble Bully 1, a new kind of drill ship developed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to help extract oil in once inaccessible regions of the deepest oceans, doesn’t look…

Interactive Maps: Big Data Business in the US

by Angela Guess Recorded Future has mapped Big Data business in the United States. According to the company, “We took a look in Recorded Future’s big data to get a sense of big data business in the U.S. What you’re seeing in the map above is online discussion of and news about big data related…

Most Popular DATAVERSITY Content in 2012

by Shannon Kempe DATAVERSITY™ selected twenty of its most popular content in 2012 including: Blogs, Articles, White Papers, Interviews, and Webinars available On Demand. In reviewing the most popular pieces of 2012, it was clear that DATAVERSITY subscribers were hot on NoSQL and Big Data topics. Data Modeling (especially when discussing modeling NoSQL databases) and…

Research Paper: Big Challenges in Data Modeling

Modeling with Graeme

This Research Paper  is Sponsored by:      and        About the Research Paper This report examines the biggest challenges faced by data modelers at both quantitative and qualitative levels. It discusses the results of four different data modeling surveys in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012 taken by some of the leading industry…