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The Value of Clean Customer Data

The Value of Clean Customer Data

We all understand the importance of data. Since the inception of Big Data in the 90s through its breakthrough—via the power leveraged …

Why Do Top-Down Big-Picture Modeling? Part 1

Why Do Top-Down Big-Picture Modeling? Part 1

Models are only ever a means to an end. Sometimes car designs are modeled in clay –you can’t drive the models, but you can get valuable …

Is a Lack of Data Governance Cancerous?

Is a Lack of Data Governance Cancerous?

Often individuals in an organization believe that they don’t have to think about Data Governance (DG) during the implementation stage and …

Why Agile is Like Football: Chickens and Pigs

Why Agile is Like Football: Chickens and Pigs

Surely you’ve heard of the Agile methodology, but may not have been able to truly find a way to implement or, in some cases, explain the …


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Is Your Senior Leadership Losing Interest?

Is Your Senior Leadership Losing Interest?

An interesting topic came up in conversations I had with organizations twice this week. The topic was about “Senior Leadership is losing …

The RDBMS is Dead

The RDBMS is Dead

If you suspected the title of this blog is click-bait, then you would be correct.  But bear with me anyway on a little retrospection of …

How to Evaluate a DBA Job Offer

How to Evaluate a DBA Job Offer

As a DBA, it is almost inevitable that you will change jobs several times during your career. When making a job change, you will obviously …

Pushing the Analogy – Data Lake vs. Data Swamp

Pushing the Analogy – Data Lake vs. Data Swamp

Anyone who has been looking at big data for any length of time is already likely to be overexposed to the “data lake vs. data swamp” …


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