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Non-Invasive Framework for Data Governance Implementation – Part 1: Levels and Components

Non-Invasive Framework for Data Governance Implementation – Part 1: Levels and Components

Introduction The following paper is the first of a two-part brief description of the Seiner Non-Invasive Framework for Data Governance …

Metadata is Not a Technical Term Anymore

Metadata is Not a Technical Term Anymore

Abstract In the pursuit of guiding practitioners in solving problems like: How do I understand better my information? The outlined …

Converting an Essential Data Model to a Real Database Design, Part One

Converting an Essential Data Model to a Real Database Design, Part One

This is the first part of a two-part series, describing the process of converting a relatively abstract Essential Data Model into a …

Modeling Data Versus Designing Databases: A Case Study

Modeling Data Versus Designing Databases: A Case Study

At first, it might seem strange to separate the process of modeling data from the process of designing databases. Not only are these topics …


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Career Roadmapping

Career Roadmapping

In following up on Dave Wells’ recent piece titled The Evolution (and Opportunity) of IT Careers, Jennifer takes a different look at the …

New Data Scientist: Data is a Monster

New Data Scientist: Data is a Monster

Big Data is a nebulous and sometimes scary monster. As a student funded under a “Big Data” National Science Foundation initiative, I …

Combining Data from Multiple Sources – Join, Integrate, Blend?

Combining Data from Multiple Sources – Join, Integrate, Blend?

Data blending is a newly emerged technique that is used primarily by those who work in the area of big data analytics. It is a process of …

Which Business Rule do I Believe?

Which Business Rule do I Believe?

Here we are, well into the 21st Century, and still we have large companies that are not in control of their business rules, or at least, …


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