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Presenting Data Models

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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…

Designing Better Data Models for NoSQL Databases

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan recently wrote for Search Data Management, “Typically built for speed and designed for specific purposes, NoSQL databases forgo the rigid database schemas of SQL-based relational software. As a result, they can be deployed quickly and adapted on the fly; in addition, they can handle data sets with diverse structures and…

OTLP, OLAP, and Data Culture

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by Angela Guess Mark Hargraves recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Why is data modeled into different formats?  What we have been told over the years is it is based on the need of the system.  If it is a transactional based system then data needs to be modeled into the OTLP [on line transactional…

Database Archaeology

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Few database projects start with a clean slate. Many operational applications have legacy databases as a source of data and ideas. Analytical applications have the operational databases that are feeding data. Developers often encounter existing databases that are poorly documented and need to figure them out. We use the term database archaeology…

Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on March 10, 2015 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> s About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can…

Data-Ed Slides: Data Architecture Requirements

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on March 10, 2015 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can…