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2015 Trends in Data Modeling: The Machine Learning Effect

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by Jelani Harper Data Modeling has become easier – in certain instances. It has arisen from the nearly exclusive reach of Data Scientists and IT departments to take up residence where it is needed most—within the comforting confines of the business. There are still a number of caveats involved with this trend, as end users…

When To Use the UML for Databases (And When Not To)

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by Michael Blaha The UML is a popular notation for modeling software artifacts. Even though the UML was mostly developed for programming, it is also relevant for databases. This article takes a critical look at using the UML for databases. What is the UML? The UML (an acronym for Unified Modeling Language) is a general-purpose…

Thoroughly Understanding the Data Resource

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by Michael Brackett Thoroughly understanding an organization’s data resource requires a formal sequence of events and techniques that must be followed.[1] That formal sequence is represented by the Data Resource Development Cycle shown in the diagram below. The development of an organization’s data resource begins with how the organization perceives the business world according to…

New DATAVERSITY Data Modeling Webinar Series with Karen Lopez Announced

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by Angela Guess We are happy to announce that, “DATAVERSITY Education, LLC will launch the first webinar in their newest educational series,The Heart of Data Modeling, on January 22nd, 2015. Registration for the first webinar in this series is open now, to learn more and register visit www.dataversity.net/jan-22-model-webinar-state-union-data-modeling/. The host of the­­ new series is…

Top 20 Data Management Posts in 2014

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by Shannon Kempe It has become an annual tradition here at DATAVERSITY® to publish our top twenty most popular data management content for the year. What have people been reading? What’s hot and trending into the New Year? Our top twenty includes Data Blogs, Articles, News, and other formats published throughout the year. A Couple…

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

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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…

August 11 Data-Ed Webinar: Trends in Data Modeling

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DATE: August 11, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting buzzwords such as Big Data, data vault, data scientist, etc., to seek solutions for…

EDW Webinar: Data Quality for Data Modelers

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 18, 2014 Enterprise Data World Webinars: Data Quality for Data Modelers from DATAVERSITY  To view just the slides from the presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data Quality begins with the conceptual model. It’s imperative that the modeler not only acknowledges data must be quality…