To SQL or to NoSQL?
Big Data
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Big Data
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To SQL or to NoSQL?

boblambert12 - May 17, 2014

Recently there was a great post at Dzone recounting how one "tech savvy startup" moved away from its NoSQL database management system to a relational one. The…

Guiding Principles for Data Enrichment
Best Practices
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Best Practices
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Guiding Principles for Data Enrichment

boblambert12 - January 29, 2014

The data integration process is traditionally thought of in three steps: extract, transform, and load (ETL). Putting aside the often-discussed order of their execution, "extract" is pulling…

Data Governance Begins at the Spreadsheet
Analytics
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Analytics
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Data Governance Begins at the Spreadsheet

boblambert12 - May 3, 2013

Data management professionals have long and sometimes rather Quixotically driven organizations to “get past the spreadsheet culture.” Maybe that’s misguided. The recent furor over a widely read…

Big Data
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Relational DB Pros: The Times They Are A-Changin’

boblambert12 - January 25, 2013

Recently I read a thoughtful post at the PASS Business Analytics Conference site discussing how different the world is now for database professionals. Author Chris Webb focuses on the…

Data Quality
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Data Design Matters

boblambert12 - December 28, 2012

As important as it is, data modeling has always had a geeky, faintly impractical tinge to some. I’ve seen application development projects proceed with a suboptimal, “good…

Business Intelligence
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No Silver Business Intelligence Bullets, But Still a Bright Upside

boblambert12 - July 28, 2012

When Tom Petty sang, “Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out” he wasn’t referring to business intelligence (BI) reporting but he might have been. Current generation…

Business Intelligence
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Get an early start for on-time data modeling

boblambert12 - July 23, 2011

I’m a data modeler, so I enjoyed Jonathon Geiger’s recent article entitled “Why Does Data Modeling Take So Long”.  But why does he say it like it…