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Whither Data Modeling Education? (The Future of Data Modeling)

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. Machine Generated Looking at machine generated data makes you wonder about the Data Modeling of such. Whodunnit? Actually, the whole Big Data tsunami was caused by ‘machine generated’ data coming in in great numbers. Unstoppable. We all know that ‘machine generated’ is not really a proper description […]

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Say No More: Verbal Data Models

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  3 Comments

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. ”Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more, say no more”. Says British Eric Idle in the third Monty Python’s Flying Circus episode, “How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away” from 1969. Indeed, it should not be necessary to say more, once […]

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Data Interchange Models: What are They?

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Michael Blaha. Let’s continue last month’s discussion about different kinds of data models and look at data interchange models. My interest in this topic was piqued by several encounters with overly complex data interchange models. Data Interchange Model A data interchange model provides the means to convey data among […]

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A Brief History of Data Modeling

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Data Modeling Articles, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  1 Comment

Data Modeling is “the act” of  creating a data model (physical, logical, conceptual etc.), and includes defining and determining the data needs of an organization, and its goals. The act of Data Modeling defines not just data elements, but also the structures they form and the relationships between them. Developing a data model requires the […]

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Surrogate Keys: Paving the Way for Graph / NoSQL Data Models

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about video blogger Thomas Frisendal. Since the mid-seventies many SQL-databases have been modeled using the concept of surrogate keys: Non-information bearing primary keys Used for join purposes (inter-table relationships) System generated (integer) values Not to be shown to end-users The advantage of using surrogate keys is guaranteed persistence, even across changes in […]

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence: Hey Robo Data Modeler!

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. In the data space plenty of new terms are being coined (by marketing?) for handling data modeling, governance and quality issues: “data preparation”, “data wrangling”, “data catalogue” and “machine-based data harmonization” (™ of ClearStory Data). Do we need stuff like this? Definitely so. Today we need to move […]

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Data Modeling: Why Not 3D?

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Data Science Blogs, Data Science News, Articles, & Education  /  2 Comments

Click here to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. Data Models are meant to communicate structure of information to recipients, who need to understand it. But who are these recipients? In fact, they are human beings. Given that, we should choose our means of communication to be the most effective that we can find. Other […]

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