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Knowledge Maps – Structure Versus Meaning

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  4 Comments

Click to learn more about author John Singer. We are at an inflection point in the process of designing and building computerized systems.  Let’s be honest – even with the explosion of new data technologies we are still building the same unit record processing systems from the 60’s, although with a bit more sophistication than an […]

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Modeling Webinar: Normalization – It’s Not Your Friend… or Your Enemy

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Education, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Data Modeling Webinars, Data Webinars | On Demand Presentations, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Lessons in Data Modeling Community, Lessons in Data Modeling Webinars On Demand, Webinar Communities For the Data Industry, Webinars  /  No Comments

Modeling Webinar: Normalization – It’s Not Your Friend… or Your Enemy from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Just  the mere mention of normalization can send shivers down the spine of the most experienced data modeler.  And your team members likely hate it more than you do. […]

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Modeling Slides: Normalization – It’s Not Your Friend… or Your Enemy

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Education, Data Management Slide Presentations, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Data Modeling Slide Presentations, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Lessons in Data Modeling Community, Webinar Communities For the Data Industry  /  No Comments

Modeling Webinar: Normalization – It’s Not Your Friend… or Your Enemy from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> About the Webinar Just  the mere mention of normalization can send shivers down the spine of the most experienced data modeler.  And your team members likely hate it more than you […]

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Myth 2 – Meaningless Normalization

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Myth 1 – Normalization: Friend or Foe The Slogan

By   /  August 8, 2011  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  2 Comments

Normalize Until It Hurts

by Karen Lopez This is the third post in a series on Normalization Myths.  You’ll want to read the prior posts first. Normalization Myths that Really Make Me Crazy – Introduction to a Rant Myth 1 – Normalization: Friend, Foe, or Frenemy The Survey In my survey of Twitter users on their feelings about normalization, […]

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Myth 1 – Normalization: Friend, Foe, or Frenemy The Survey

By   /  August 1, 2011  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  4 Comments

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by Karen Lopez I recently blogged the introduction to this series:  Normalization Myths that Really Make Me Crazy – Introduction to a Rant.  You should check that introduction out for the background on this post.  It has caveats and warnings that you’ll need to keep handy while you read this series. I’m starting with the […]

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Normalization Myths that Really Make Me Crazy – Introduction to a Rant

By   /  June 15, 2011  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  6 Comments

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by Karen Lopez At Enterprise Data World I gave a Lightning Talk, Karen’s List of the Most Irritating Normalization Myths.  This was a fast-paced, auto-advancing slides presentation with 10 slides covered in five minutes.  I covered the types of things I’ve heard in design reviews that either didn’t make sense or repeated some urban data […]

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