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  • Agile Enterprise Data Modeling, an oxymoron?

    Ok, so you have heard of the oxymoron Jumbo Shrimp, but have you heard of Agile Enterprise Data Modeling? Recently in a training class we were discussing how to build an enterprise data model and I heard myself say the phrase “agile enterprise data modeling”.  Is...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Data Modeling in the Cloud

    Cloud computing is the outsourcing of hardware, software, and network, allowing us to view and change information through web browsers without knowing or caring where everything including the actual data reside. From a data perspective, I find the Cloud concept fascinating. It is extremely challenging for...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Who owns the data model?

    A rapidly-growing organization has a team of skilled developers that are tasked with building and maintaining operational and reporting applications. In the absence of data modelers and data architects, these developers also do the data modeling. So Sadie the developer for example, receives a request to...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • How long will the modeling take?

    Don’t you just dread being asked the question, “How long will the modeling take?” I usually react to this question with another question: “How much time are you giving me?” Often however, it comes down to me rolling up my sleeves and coming up with an...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • SCD Type 3 for me?

    History requirements need to be addressed when designing reporting systems. If Bob our Customer moves five times in the last year for example, we can choose to capture only the most current information where Bob lives today, which is known as a Type 1 Slowly Changing...

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    Steve Hoberman