Blogs

  • Define a “Thing”

    Trends towards integration in our organizations naturally lead to more abstract concepts. It is not uncommon for example, to...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • A tough rule

    The model below is from an actual project (with the subject matter changed to protect the innocent entities): The...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • A Permission Puzzle

    Based on a challenge submitted by Ben Ettlinger – thanks Ben!We are building a web application that will allow...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • A Recursive Riddle

    I am cheating just a bit with this challenge, as this is one of the ones from my new book...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Logical Data Modeling in practice

    The Logical Data Model (LDM) is a model showing the rules behind how something works independent of context. Context...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Enterprise Data Model ROI

    I very recently had the opportunity to work with a large telecommunications company as they embarked on an enterprise...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • The Person Identifier

    A university needs a unique identifier for an individual. There is a Person Identifier assigned by the university to...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Medals for Model Layout

    A data model is a communication tool, and therefore the arrangement of the entities and relationships can dramatically impact...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • To surrogate key or not to surrogate key, that is the question

    As a data modeling expert in your company, you are frequently being asked modeling advice. On your way to...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Global Address

    A global direct marketing company has hired you to be their data warehouse data modeler. You need to model...

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    Steve Hoberman