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Month: April 2016

Pomposity and the Sound of Heavy Gunfire

by Jason Williscroft

A young man approached me recently for advice on how to succeed in the Data Management industry. After I replied, I realized that any person who applies these principles—whether in Data Management or in any other walk of life—is someone I would be privileged to know. So, at the risk of wearing out my welcome, here is…

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Guide to Continuous Integration in Data Management

by Adam Roderick

Continuous Integration is a best practice of modern software development. All professional software developers worth their salt practice continuous integration. Enterprise data management system implementations rarely practice continuous integration, however, because data management systems lag in adoption of most modern software development practices. Why Poor quality, slow development cycles, and missed requirements are results of…

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Data Governance and the Enemy of the Good

by Jason Williscroft

This Monday, 18 April, marks the beginning of Enterprise Data World in San Diego, arguably the most important North American Data Governance conference of the year. I’ll be there, as will be most practitioners of note in the data world. We will be in the minority, though. Well over half of the attendees at EDW will come…

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Solid EDM: Why the Raw Table Matters

by Adam Roderick

Data in a data management system originates from many different sources. These sources live in a heterogenous environment, so the data can arrive in many different ways. The raw table sits at the forefront of the data ingestion process. It is the starting point that pulls the data into the EDM system, moving it from…

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