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Ten Reasons Why Developers Ignore Data Models — Revisited

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Michael Blaha

Click here to learn more about author Michael Blaha. Here is a follow- up on my blog from several months ago on “Ten Reasons Why Developers Ignore Data Models.” Paraphrasing, reader Lawrence Hecht asked via Twitter if there is any way to tell from a schema if the developers had used a data model. A […]

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Using MetaSQL to Load Table Comments for MySQL

By   /  December 30, 2015  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, NoSQL Blogs, NoSQL News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Michael Blaha

Learn more about author Michael Blaha. MetaSQL is SQL code that generates SQL code. This is one of my favorite techniques for tapping SQL’s power. An Example Consider that you are preparing an ERwin data model. You have carefully defined the entities and attributes. But when you go to generate schema, ERwin does not carry definitions […]

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Data Modeling Today

By   /  September 22, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Modeling News, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Ron Bodkin of Teradata recently wrote for Forbes, “Follow the mainstream technology hype machine and one could easily be led to believe that data modeling is dead.  The story goes something like, ‘Thanks to agile technologies like Hadoop and techniques such as schema on read, prescribed data modeling is now replaced by […]

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The Time to Consider Graph Databases Has Come

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

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by Angela Guess Tony Agresta recently wrote in Tech Page One, “Graph databases are rapidly gaining traction in the market as an effective method for deciphering meaning but many people outside the space are unsure of what exactly this entails. Generally speaking, graph databases store data in a graph structure where entities are connected through […]

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The Fact That Big Data Is “Big” Isn’t What Makes It Interesting

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Stephen Brobst of Teradata recently wrote in Forbes, “I hate big data. That is, I hate the term, mainly because it implies that size is the interesting aspect of big data. Data volume has been exploding for decades. Big data has many interesting aspects, but bigness isn’t one of them. I’d like […]

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Thoroughly Understanding the Data Resource

By   /  January 8, 2015  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Modeling Articles, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

Data Resource

by Michael Brackett Thoroughly understanding an organization’s data resource requires a formal sequence of events and techniques that must be followed.[1] That formal sequence is represented by the Data Resource Development Cycle shown in the diagram below. The development of an organization’s data resource begins with how the organization perceives the business world according to […]

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Introducing schema.org Version 1.92

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The official blog of schema.org yesterday announced the release of version 1.92 of schema.org.

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Schema.org, Semantic Search, and Your Web Page

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land recently wrote, “Although there has been some argument within the academic community that the Semantic Web ‘never happened,’ it is blatantly clear that Google has adopted its own version of it.”

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The Importance of Schema Design

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, NoSQL News, NoSQL News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Chris Winslett of MongoDB recently wrote, “The first Mongo Days con­fer­ence I attended was Mon­goSV 2011.  I chose to attend ‘Schema Design at Scale,’ a pre­sen­ta­tion by Eliot Horowitz. The first slide was titled ‘Schema,’ and had a list of rea­sons to know Mon­goDB schema best practices: ‘Schema is the… Sin­gle biggest  per­for­mance factor; […]

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