Tag Archive for data models

Traversal of Data Models

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by Michael Blaha Developers routinely use data models for defining database structure. This is beneficial, but it uses only part of data modeling’s power. Data models not only capture data structure, but they also express the potential for computation. Traversals of models can provide blueprints for resolving use cases, phrasing SQL queries, and assessing quality.…

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…

Big Data, Accurate Data Models, & the Vietnam War

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Salem Baskin of Forbes recently wrote, “When the last helicopter rose above the American embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, the US had been winning the Vietnam War for over a decade. The data said so. The strategy had been driven by a simple hypothesis, proven by history: Wars were…

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…

Data-Centric Advertising

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by Angela Guess Jeff Sporn of iMedia Connection reports, “Online advertising has shifted toward a data-centric ecosystem, where an increasing number of consumer purchases are influenced by advertisements leveraging data from outside parties. This data can make connections that otherwise may be unexpected and significant – say, that drivers of one specific automobile type are…

Data Models for Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Kevin O’Connor of Project Leadership has written an article regarding Data Modeling for Data Governance. He writes, “If you are new to data governance or perhaps a tried and true veteran starting a new data governance initiative, the lofty goals and objectives can often seem overwhelming. It can be daunting when you…

Designing Valuable EHR Data Models

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by Angela Guess Shahid Shah of HealthcareITNews.com recently discussed the potential value of designing more effective electronic health record (EHR) data models. Shah writes, “Current EHR apps are usually restricted to ‘legal entities’ (e.g. a single hospital or a hospital system or single ambulatory practice). To manage integrated and coordinated care, successful EHR systems must open themselves…

Using Data Models to Fight Fires

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by Angela Guess An article in R&D Magazine reports, “Through advanced computer modeling of house fires, mechanical engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are giving fire fighters a new suite of tools to investigate and battle dangerous blazes in time for the traditionally high-risk winter months. Beginning with an ignition point, the…

Open Data Center Alliance Releasing Big Data Usage Models

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by Angela Guess Derek du Preez reports for Computerworld UK that “The Open Data Alliance (ODA) has established a Data Services Workgroup that has been tasked with identifying the most urgent requirements facing IT in tackling big data, to help create usage models for enterprises. The ODA is an independent IT consortium comprised of 12…