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Data Modeling for Big Data and Data Science

Last week Brian and I spoke to the Big Data Meetup in Auckland, the topic was an overview of Ensemble Modeling (see the slides below). We also launched the Data Modeling for Big Data and Data Science course we are hosting in April. The meetup is a great event, hosted...

Data Vault and the Data Lake

Data Vault and the Data Lake

On my recent visit to Genesee Academy in Golden, Colorado, to attend the "Advanced Data Vault Summit",  the subject of Big Data and Data Lakes was discussed. What a surprise! Of course, Data Lakes are a valuable part of our arsenal and it is only natural that we would...

Advanced Data Vault Summit – Data Vault and Agile

  Data Vault is often touted as being Agile friendly. On my recent visit to Genesee Academy in Golden, Colorado, to attend the "Advanced Data Vault Summit", Ralph Hughes was a surprise bonus presenter. Ralph is the Author of "Agile Data Warehousing Project...

Question Time: Our lights are s*#t, what should we do?

Question Time: Our lights are s*#t, what should we do?

After a few beers on Friday night, we got talking about the office lights and where they were on a scale of one to crap. Having had a few by this point I merrily volunteered my skills to answer the question of what we should do, whether to repair them, replace them...

Don't start your project with code

Cool, I found that date field I was looking for on line 8! But also on line 9...damn...what now? Source: author's collection. A natural way for data people to start our projects is to "just get in to the data and see what's there." Almost every week, in fact, I tell a...