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Using Both the Waterfall and Agile Methods

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by Justin Taylor Today, there are plenty of examples of companies using the traditional waterfall project management methodology as compared to the agile methodology.  Both methodologies are valid and have ample potential for success. That success always depends on the discipline of the project team and business.  In my experience, it seems that most consulting…

Data Schemas and Data Structures 2

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by Michael Brackett The Three-Tier Five-Schema Concept[i] was quite acceptable for designing, developing, and managing an organization’s data resource until data warehousing emerged.  Data warehousing was a technology for the storage of data to facilitate the analysis of business trends and patterns.  The problem was, like many new technologies and hype-cycles, that the term was…

Slide Presentations: Databases, CAP, ACID, BASE, NoSQL… oh my!

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Databases, CAP, ACID, BASE, NoSQL… oh my! from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this presentation, click HERE. This Webinar is Sponsored by: MarkLogic About the Webinar A NoSQL database is ideal for storing, querying, and managing the any-structured information and new data types of the Big Data world … but does that mean a NoSQL database is…

Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Top Data Modeling Myths

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Top Data Modeling Myths from DATAVERSITY   Topic Focus: Top Data Modeling Myths This Webinar is Sponsored by:    and     About the Presentation We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data Modeling” hosted by Karen Lopez. Join Karen and…

Data Schemas and Data Structures 1

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by Michael Brackett Following the discussion of Data Architecture and Data Structures, the next questions are What’s the difference between data schemas and data structures? and How are data schemas, data structures, and data models formally named?[i] Numerous attempts have been made over the years to formally name specific data structures and the data models…

DATAVERSITY’s Hottest Content Summer of 2013

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by Shannon Kempe Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and we’re half way through 2013. We at DATAVERSITY thought we would appreciate the moment to list what’s been hot on DATAVERSITY so far this year. Top 2013 Blogs 7 Tips for Staying Relevant and Valued as a Data Modeler The Evolution of the Chief…

Data & Design: Better Together

by Angela Guess Mark Hansen of the New York Times recently wrote, “From a speedometer to a weather map to a stock chart, we routinely interpret and act on data displayed visually. With a few exceptions, data has no natural ‘look,’ no natural ‘visualization,’ and choices have to be made about how it should be…

The Spies of Silicon Valley?

by Angela Guess Michael Hirsh of Quartz recently wrote, “Some of America’s biggest social media and tech companies have been denying in recent days that they were aware of the National Security Agency’s recently-exposed ‘PRISM’ and telephone monitoring programs. But these denials obscure a larger truth: The government’s massive data collection and surveillance system was…

Loqate Now Integrated with Dell Boomi MDM

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Loqate today announced the integration of the industry-leading address verification and geocoding technology, The Loqate Engine, into the Dell Boomi MDM solution. This integration brings global address data quality capabilities to organizations of all sizes that need to compete in the global market.…