Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Featured Video: Geographically Distributed Data

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Geographically Distributed Data from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Don’t have an hour to watch a presentation on Big Data? Not to worry. At Enterprise Data World 2013, presenters offered a series of five-minute lightning talks, giving attendees an insightful overview of an interesting topic. Today’s video features one such talk from last year’s conference. John S.…

Embarcadero to Acquire CA Technologies Data Modeling Business

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CA Technologies industry-leading CA ERwin® Data Modeling solution. The acquisition will give Embarcadero a broader route to market through additional channel…

Where Does the Line Between Data Modeler and DBA Fall?

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by Karen Lopez Where Should the Division of Responsibilities Lie Between Data Modeler and DBA? In the past, data architects/modelers have been primarily responsible for preparing logical data models, then they threw models over the wall to the DBAs who said “what the heck is this?” and then did their own physical models (or reasonable facsimile…

Testing the Accuracy of Your Predictive Data Models

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by Angela Guess Victoria Garment of Software Advice recently wrote, “In data mining, data scientists use algorithms to identify previously unrecognized patterns and trends hidden within vast amounts of structured and unstructured information. These patterns are used to create predictive models that try to forecast future behavior. These models have many practical business applications—they help banks…

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Get Blogging!

by Karen Lopez Last year I hosted a session on Getting Started in Blogging for Data Professionals at Enterprise Data World. I had a great turnout considering the topic and time (I think 50+ people). We had a good discussion about blogging, social media and how most of the discussions on the Internet had moved from…

Relationships and Computational Spaces

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by Michael Brackett Identifying, understanding, and managing relationships is crucial to the proper design and development of an organization’s data resource.  However, most data management professionals don’t consider the importance of the wide range of relationships in an organization’s business and very few consider relationships with respect to the mathematical or computational spaces.  The result…

Featured Video: Why Logical Data Models are Important

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Why Logical Data Models are Important from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Enterprise Data World 2014 is getting closer, and we’re preparing by rewatching some of our favorite presentations from last year. One such presentation came from Missy Whitmann, Information Modeling Engineer Specialist at American Family Insurance. Whitmann told us all Why Logical Data Models are Important.…

Webinar: State of the Union of Data Modeling

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling: State of the Union of Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY This Month’s Topic Focus: State of the Union of Data Modeling 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 two or more…

Data Modeling In The Age Of NoSQL And Big Data

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by Jennifer Zaino Hadoop Hbase. MongoDB. Cassandra. Couchbase. Neo4J. Riak. Those are just a few of the sprawling community of NoSQL databases, a category that originally sprang up in response to the internal needs of companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and more – needs for better scalability, lower latency, greater flexibility, and…