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  • Modeling to Millennials

    I recently taught a data modeling basics course to a group of college seniors getting ready to enter the workforce.  I was super excited to have the opportunity to explain the value of data models and data modeling concepts to this group, untainted by any project experience. However, with...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Modifying Foreign Key Definitions

    When we create a one-to-many relationship between two entities, we copy the primary key from the entity on the one side (the parent entity) over as a foreign key to the entity on the many side (the child entity). We traditionally copy over all of the...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Can NoSQL = YesDG?

    On a recent consulting assignment, I compared an enterprise data model to a data warehouse data model to a data governance data model for gaps and overlaps. Although there were many similarities across the three models, one major difference was structure. The enterprise data model was...

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    Steve Hoberman