Blogs

  • Is GUID good?

    A GUID is a globally unique identifier for a database.  There is much interest lately in using the GUID...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Business intelligence?

    Imagine you are a data analyst on a highly motivated business intelligence team about to start Phase 1 of...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • What’s a good name for the high level model?

    I am coauthoring a book completely dedicated to the high level data model. We agree that this model has...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • AAs vs. DAs

    Occasionally a battle erupts in our department between the application architects (AAs) and the data architects (DAs).  For example,...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • As low as you can go

    A modeler on your team is building a Consumer Complaint dimensional model. The business requirement is to allow users...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • My Hero Zero

    The Data Model Scorecard™ contains over 400 rules to apply when reviewing a data model. One of these rules...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Data becoming Metadata

    Last week at a holiday dinner, a friend of mine who is a partner at a large accounting firm...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Producing Adequate Definitions

    We know how important definitions are, yet we also know that definitions are often missing or of poor quality...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Swimming in Rough Water

    I haven’t opened my bank statements since September, my favorite haunts are going out of business, and budgets have...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Is Cost a Fact?

    The following logical dimensional model is built for a book publisher to track sales. There is a need to...

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    Steve Hoberman