Tag Archive for data modeling

Enhancing Big Data’s ROI

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by Jelani Harper The first wave of IT brought hardware improvements and spanned from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, until the mid to late 1990’s. The second wave of IT heralded a shift from hardware to software; improved software programs became the principle point of distinction between competitors. Perhaps the most compelling example of…

The Immediate Future of Data Management

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by Jelani Harper Trends in the Data Management space tend to emerge rapidly and mature slowly. Those that will most impact the way that Data Management is conducted throughout the coming months are explored below. These capabilities for managing data effectively represent the maturation of a number of different technologies, platforms, and capabilities that will…

Data Model Slides: State of the Union Data Modeling

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on January 22, 2015 The Heart of Data Modeling Webinar: State of the Union Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> About the Webinar Welcome to the first webinar in the new DATAVERSITY Webinar Series: The Heart of Data…

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…

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…

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…

Myth 2 – Meaningless Normalization

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by Karen Lopez Does this happen to you: someone gives you a table structure and asks you to say what normal form it’s in?  You look at it, see something that looks like repeating groups and some columns that look like they aren’t supposed to be mixed up with all those other columns (lets say…

Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler, Part I

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by Karen Lopez Have you been searching for an enterprise data modeler for your team? How’s that going? About as well as the Canadian Men’s Soccer Team’s chances in the World Cup? I thought so. I’m hearing from many organizations that they are having a tough time finding experienced, enterprise class data modelers. I have some…