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Encryption, Primary Keys and Infinity

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. A certain area of cyber security involves encryption. This necessarily includes a good passphrase, modular math and a lot of scrambling.  Good encryption produces a coded message that appears like a series of random numbers. You see, in a real series of random numbers. There is infinite entropy. […]

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A Brief History of the Data Warehouse

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Data Architecture Articles, Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Articles  /  No Comments

A Data Warehouse (DW) stores corporate information and data from operational systems and a wide range of other data resources. Data Warehouses are designed to support the decision-making process through data collection, consolidation, analytics, and research. They can be used in analyzing a specific subject area, such as “sales,” and are an important part of […]

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Data Modeling Trends in 2018

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  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, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Articles  /  No Comments

The Database Management and Data Modeling landscapes have evolved significantly in the past few years, from the traditional relational model to now include non-relational models as well. The growth of Big Data and its unstructured and semi-structured data formats, along with trends in Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Lakes, Machine Learning, Blockchain and others pushing […]

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Are You Paying Too Much for Your Database Management System? Making Sense of Licensing Structures

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Franco Rizzo. A flexible licensing model allows a company to invest more in the innovative ventures that will drive revenue, and less in core business processes. If you ask someone to name a handful of highly innovative companies, Apple is almost certainly one of the first to spring to […]

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The Data Logjam Facing DevOps and Digital Transformation

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Click to learn more about author Paul Stanton. Cloud Computing and DevOps are dominant themes in computing today.   AWS, Azure, Google, and others compete to provide greater agility, while reducing enterprise cost of building, running, and protecting information services.    Progress is being made in DevOps strategies, with new leadership and organizational culture, combined with tools […]

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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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A Brief History of Database Management

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

A Database Management System allows a person to organize, store, and retrieve data from a computer. It is a way of communicating with a computer’s “stored memory.” In the very early years of computers, “punch cards” were used for input, output, and data storage. Punch cards offered a fast way to enter data, and to […]

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