Data Visualization
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Modeling the brain: Hardware’s not the issue

StephenBaker1 - August 17, 2010

If computing continues its exponential growth, within 15 years the most powerful machines will be able to carry out 1020 calculations per second. Shane Legg, a theoretical…

SmartData Collective Exclusive
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FICO: Stretching beyond credit scores

StephenBaker2 - April 13, 2010

  When I was working on my book, I stopped by the Fair Isaac research labs in San Rafael, Calif. After all, when it came to modeling…

Data Visualization
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Creating DDL For An Entire Database In SQL Server 2008

SDC Editor - April 13, 2010

Recently, I started a new project which has a database component. I looked around for some visual data modeling tools, and I settled on just using the…

Uncategorized
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Marketing a book, country by country

StephenBaker1 - January 16, 2010

About a year ago, a book showed up at my house. It was Die Numerati, the German translation of The Numerati. The cover featured a dark image…

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Reading – Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic

KarenLopez - January 5, 2010

  Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (9780137001804): Neal A. Fishman: Books ISBN: 0137001800 ISBN-13: 9780137001804 I’m currently reading Neal Fishman’s Viral Data in SOA and…

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Book Review: Data Modeling for Business

SteveSarsfield - October 22, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, I book-swapped with author Donna Burbank. She has a new book entitled Data Modeling for Business. Donna, an experienced consultant by trade,…

Data Mining
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A Particularly Snarky Interview with Joe Celko

KarenLopez - October 20, 2009

Over on Simple-Talk, Richard Morris interviews Joe Celko, famed author and speaker on database design issues. In this Geek of the Week interview, Mr. Celko goes all…

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Data Modeling with Generalizations – The Tool Issue

KarenLopez - October 15, 2009

A bunch of factors have converged lately on the topic of generalized versus specific data modeling approaches. I’m working through the topic with two clients and yesterday…

Data Mining
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Resolving Many-to-Many Relationships

KarenLopez - July 2, 2009

Ever have one of those long, back and forth email exchanges where when you’re done you feel as if you’ve written a few chapters of an upcoming…

Data Mining
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ASCII Data Modeling Tool – Amazing Stuff!

KarenLopez - May 2, 2009

I saw a tweet by @EelcoVisser about yUML, an online tool to create UML models from text.  This page, by Tobin Harris, allows you to create small…