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Knowledge Graphs: Context, Compliance, and Connections

“Graph is leaving a larger and larger footprint. And that is good,” said Thomas Frisendal in Knowledge Graphs and Data Modeling. Gartner named knowledge graphs as part of an emerging trend toward digital ecosystems, showing relationships among enterprises, people, and things, and enabling seamless, dynamic connections across geographies and industries. Elisa Kendall and Deborah McGuinness, […]

The Conceptual Model Strikes Back!

“You must unlearn what you have learned” (Master Yoda) The “conceptual” level of Data Modeling has been a stepchild for many years and is mostly forgotten in fast-paced delivery projects today. Since the mid-nineties the legacy toolbox basically offered software-engineering inspired diagramming tools, and they did not communicate well on the business level. Fortunately, a […]

Data Architect vs. Data Modeler vs. Data Engineer

Michael Bowers, author and Chief Data Architect at FairCom Corporation, initially set out to research three careers in his presentation titled Data Architect vs. Data Modeler vs. Data Engineer  for the DATAVERSITY® Data Architecture Online 2019 Conference. The process brought him to a wealth of information he would have appreciated much earlier in his career, […]

So You Want to be a Data Architect?

Being a data architect requires a good understanding of the cloud, databases in general, and the applications and programs used to maximize their potential. A fully functional data architect understands all the phases of Data Modeling, including conceptualization and database optimization. They also understand a continuing education is part of the job. Typically, a data […]

Data Modeling Trends in 2020: A Year of Optimization

This next year demands quicker data-driven decisions, better automation, more integration, and more data, requiring optimized Data Modeling. Data Modeling refers to documentation describing core business rules and definitions around data. Business and technical shareholders benefit from Data Modeling by seeing complex data concepts in an intuitive, visual way. Throughout 2020, Data Modeling will need […]

2019 DATAVERSITY Top 20

It is once again time to look back and evaluate the struggles and successes of the previous year and then build those lessons into the year to come. Part of how we do that here at DATAVERSITY is to look at the content consumed by the community over the year and evaluate what was hot […]

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