Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

IBM’s Watson Teams Up with RPI

by Angela Guess IBM yesterday announced that “it will provide a modified version of an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new…

Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Data Modeling is Dead!

Big Challenges in Data Modeling: Data Modeling is Dead! Long Live Data Modeling! from DATAVERSITY To view the few slides associated with this discussion, click HERE.   This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Modeling is Dead, Long Live Data Modeling DON’T MISS! Special blog post written by Karen Lopez in follow-up to this webinar: 7 Tips…

Slides: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Data Modeling is Dead!

Big Challenges in Data Modeling: Data Modeling is Dead! Long Live Data Modeling! from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this webinar, click HERE. This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Modeling is Dead, Long Live Data Modeling DON’T MISS! Special blog post written by Karen Lopez in follow-up to this webinar: 7 Tips for Staying Relevant…

7 Tips for Staying Relevant and Valued as a Data Modeler

Modeling with Graeme

by Karen Lopez 1. Learn about NoSQL database technologies You aren’t going to get any warning when your company’s first NoSQL project shows up.  It might be the result of a 19th-hole acquisition project (when C-level executives are wined and dined by a software vendor) or it might be part of a package solution that…

Big Marketing Data and the Bubble

by Angela Guess Scott Brinker of ChiefMarTec.com recently discussed how Big Data is effecting the marketing world. Brinker begins, “Let’s face it: marketing is in a big data bubble. That’s both a ‘big data’ bubble and, more generally, a big ‘data’ bubble. Everyone is talking about data, big data, data analytics, big data analytics. Vendors,…

Finding a Cure for Cancer with Big Data

by Angela Guess Christina Farr of VentureBeat reports, “Big data is one of the most over-used buzzwords in the startup vernacular, and founders rarely have the goods to back it up. So you’ll understand that I was intrigued — but highly skeptical — when an email with the subject line ‘using data to cure cancer’…

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…