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  • Panel question

    I will be sitting on a data management panel during career week for an ivy league school in the northeast. Here is one of the questions that was submitted in advance of the session: Data quality issues are unfathomably complex, what advice do you have for...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Check out the Data Model Scorecard Validation Tool

    At Data Modeling Zone US this year, we had our first of what I hope of many Data Modeling Hackathons. At this event, we tackled data modeling challenges and one of the themes that emerged was the challenge of getting more people interested in our field....

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Can a conceptual data model contain attributes?

    I was asked recently to review a conceptual data model (CDM). My expectation was that the model would contain somewhere between 50 to 100 entities. Upon entering the room and seeing the model for the first time, I realized my assumption was correct, as there were...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Data Modeling Trends 2017

    Every year at Data Modeling Zone before introducing the first keynote speaker I share observations on how the data modeling discipline has changed since our last conference. I am currently working on my list for this year, which I base upon my recent training and consulting...

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    Steve Hoberman
  • Process of elimination

    Recently during our NoSQL Training Week, our class attendees had to come up with criteria for deciding when to choose a particular type of database (e.g. relational, column, key-value, graph, document, in-memory), and then a particular product (such as Neo4j for graph or MarkLogic for document...

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    Steve Hoberman