Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler, Part I

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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…

Big Data, Accurate Data Models, & the Vietnam War

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Salem Baskin of Forbes recently wrote, “When the last helicopter rose above the American embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, the US had been winning the Vietnam War for over a decade. The data said so. The strategy had been driven by a simple hypothesis, proven by history: Wars were…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling, But it is Different

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…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling

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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…

Using Data to Create More Sustainable Communities

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by Angela Guess Daniel Castro of Smart Data Collective reports, “While the potential economic benefits of data are increasingly understood, there are many potential societal benefits from data that have received less attention. One important opportunity is to use data to build more sustainable communities, i.e. communities that use data to minimize their environmental impact. Sustainability is the…

RWDG Webinar: Modeling Data Governance

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Real-World Data Governance: Modeling Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar There are a lot of ways Data Modeling and Data Governance are connected. The discipline of quality data definition through Data Modeling, involving technicians and business people, is obvious. The practices of normalization, cardinality,…