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Physical Data Modeling

Physical data models should follow the logical data model as closely as possible, while adding the optimizing items to conform to a specific database and platform. Introduction Physical data modeling involves transforming the logical model from a purely business design

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Is Text Unstructured?

Text, the basis of language, can be considered to be unstructured by technicians. However, for others, text and language have a definite structure. It is the simplest of questions. Ask any technician if text – language – is structured or

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The Third Dimension in Project Management

Project management requires the use of a solid framework and an experienced project manager to ensure the success of any project, any size, in any industry Introduction I was hooked on watching the Iron Chef – what got me interested

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Reference and Master Data Management

Reference and master data provide the contextual capabilities for transactional data.  Managing reference and master data enables organizations to understand operational data and analyze disparately collected data effectively. Introduction Reference and Master Data is the collection of generally non-transactional data

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Data Warehouse Standards

Standards are different from guidelines.  Standards are firm and must be followed.  Successful data warehouses use standards Introduction Many dog owners give their dogs what they consider to be commands.  They are really more like guidelines. (“Boscoe come!… pause, pause,

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