Data Modeling and Fractal Fairy Tales

June 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Data Analysis, Data Governance, Data Quality 

Back during my college days I was reading about fractals, defined by Benoit Mandelbrot as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole.” Lately I have been thinking about the same concept in relation to data modeling.

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Model-Driven Design: The Start or the End?

February 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Master Data, Metadata 

I had two interesting briefings this week. One was from a company called Orchestra Networks providing a tool for model-driven master data management, and the other was a company called Collibra, which provides a model-driven tools for capturing metadata and semantics.
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Upcoming Webinar (2011-02-09) – Visualizing the Power of Your Data

February 3, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Events 

I will be the invited speaker at an exciting upcoming web seminar on Feb 9, 2011 at 1:00PM EST on the topic of “Visualizing the Power of Your Data”,” which is sponsored by CA Technologies. Should be an interesting discussion, with Donna Burbank from CA speaking as well. Click here to learn more and register.