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The Time to Consider Graph Databases Has Come

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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…

Thoroughly Understanding the Data Resource

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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…

The Importance of Schema Design

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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;…

Schema.org Adds Health and Medical Vocabulary

A schema.org blog announcement was posted today by Aaron Brown (Google) and C. Michael Gibson, MD (Wikidoc), announcing “a major set of additions to schema.org that improve our coverage of health and medical topics.” Dan Brickley of schema.org said, “Schema.org gains about 100 classes and 200 properties here, so this is a major addition.” The…