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What is a Database Administrator (DBA)?

A database administrator (DBA) is a person who manages, maintains, and secures data in one or more data systems so that a user can perform analysis for business operations. DBAs take care of data storage, organization, presentation, utilization, and analysis from a technical perspective. The DBA job is transitioning from being database-centric to data-centric, as […]

What Is Digital Transformation?

The term “digital transformation” describes an overall vision where technology, along with human resources, improves efficiency and effectiveness of business, cultural, and social activities. Digital transformation remakes processes through computing advances such as the internet of things (IoT), mobile applications, customer engagement, artificial intelligence and data, and analytics. While the definitions of digital transformation embody […]

What is Data-Driven?

The term data-driven describes a business state where data is used to power decision-making and other related activities efficiently, in real-time. For a business, reaching the data-driven state is like the difference between driving an automobile and traveling by horse. Data-driven businesses get to their destination faster and more efficiently. Data-driven characteristics include well-integrated data […]

What is a Data Modeler?

A data modeler is a person who models data or documents software and business system designs. By doing this, a data modeler translates business needs into technical specifications. Developers and other IT members benefit from this when creating new data systems and troubleshooting and maintaining them. Data models promote consensus among developers, customers, and other […]

What is a Knowledge Graph?

A knowledge graph, which can be considered a type of ontology, depicts “knowledge in terms of entities and their relationships,” according to GitHub. An example of a knowledge graph is shown below. Knowledge graphs developed from the need to do something with or act upon information based on context. For example, knowledge graphs help identify […]

Optimizing the Data Warehouse

The data warehouse, a relational database technology, makes all enterprise information actionable, and will continue to be prominent as a Data Architecture component. In the 2000s, a typical business would consolidate data from multiple relational databases, centralizing all this information through a data warehouse, and consequently streamlining business tasks. However, the business context has shifted […]

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