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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…

Database Predictions for 2015

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira This fall has been an exciting time with an extended European tour. The trip began with the Gartner ITxpo in Barcelona followed by visits with customers in London and Europe. It was a pleasure to see the warm reception we received everywhere we went. The topic on everyone’s mind was…

Do Use Referential Integrity

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Generally the most pressing problems for software development concern quality, time to market, and cost. If you define referential integrity (RI) in your software you can improve all three of these items. RI improves quality by ensuring that data references truly exist and cannot be dangling. RI also reduces development time and…

Welcome to the Era of Analytics for All

Anjul Bhambri

by Anjul Bhambhri Unlocking data to make better business decisions has become a crucial part of success across a variety of professions. In fact, 83 percent of business leaders cite big data and analytics an important part of their plan to enhance competitiveness. The rise of data and analytics in the enterprise has created a need…

December 2014 Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Registration is open! Registration is open! Registration for the 19th annual Enterprise Data World Conference and Expo (EDW) is now open. It’s one of our biggest conferences of the year co-produced with DAMA International, and this year it’s being held in Washington, DC. Register by January 23rd and save up to $300. And in the…

The Challenges of Master Data Management in the Internet of Things

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Master data management (MDM) will come to the Internet of Things (IoT), if it hasn’t already. MDM refers to governance over your core enterprise data of record. Does IoT data fit that description? Well, if you’ve implemented IoT in an industrial “sensor Internet” that keeps track of the identities, configurations, behaviors, and…