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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