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What’s a Semantic Layer Worth?

There’s been a lot of talk about semantic layers lately. I’ve seen dozens of companies using a semantic layer to drive self-service analytics at scale. But even with all these success stories, I still get this question: “Is a semantic layer worth the effort?” In other words, is the juice worth the squeeze?  So, how […]

Data Modeling Trends in 2023: A Refresh

Data Modeling, the practice of diagramming Data Architecture and aligning core business rules with data definitions, will go through a refresh in 2023. Organizations will assess and make over their data fabrics, which describe distributed Data Management systems. Furthermore, managers and project teams will use data models to optimize business processes with their data assets and allocate resources to achieve […]

NoSQL Databases: Advantages and Disadvantages

NoSQL databases (aka non-relational databases) come with both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, they are more scalable than traditional relational databases and can store a variety of formats. Additionally, they are easy to use, and their flexibility can speed up development, especially in a cloud computing environment. NoSQL databases were developed as a […]

Data Architecture 101

The term “data architecture” is defined as a set of models, policies, rules, and standards governing data flow and management within an organization. Thus, data architecture, a subset of enterprise architecture, involves the operating rules governing data-related activities like data capture, data storage, data integration, and data usage. In other words, this collection of models, standards, […]

How a Stateless Data Architecture Can Enable You to Harness the Power of Today’s Agile Data

Technologies are sometimes categorized as stateful or stateless. The terms can apply to applications or communication protocols, for example. A stateful application saves data generated by each client session and uses it the next time the client makes a request. A stateless application doesn’t save client data from one session to the next. We can […]

The Hype Around Semantic Layers: How Important Are Standards?

There are several reasons why the notion of semantic layers has reached the forefront of today’s data management conversations. The analyst community is championing the data fabric tenet. The data mesh and data lake house architectures are gaining traction. Data lakes are widely deployed. Even architectural-agnostic business intelligence tooling seeks to harmonize data across sources. Each […]

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