Monthly Archives: August 2013

Top Ten Steps to Building the Right Indexes

One of the more vexing problems with relational database development is designing appropriate indexes. Perhaps the most important thing you can do to assure optimal application performance when accessing data in a relational/SQL database is to create correct indexes for … Continue reading

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NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference – Day Two

The second day of the 2013 NowSQL Now conference (August 21, 2013) every bit as enjoyable as the first was yesterday. But today was more like a traditional conference, with smaller sessions instead of the half-day sessions of the first … Continue reading

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NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference

This week I am in San Jose, California for the 2013 edition of the NoSQL Now! conference. This is the third annual NoSQL Now! Conference, which bills itself as the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL technologies. But what is NoSQL? … Continue reading

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Airport Observations

Sitting in the airport watching folks go by can be an interesting way to pass an hour or so. I had arrived early and was waiting for a colleague due to arrive on a later flight. He had rented a … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room: Late Summer 2013 Edition

Hello data reader… and welcome to the latest edition of Inside the Data Reading Room. Regular readers of this blog know that Inside the Data Reading Room is a semi-regular feature of this blog with the goal of introducing and reviewing new and classic … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, book review, books, data integration, data modeling, Data Quality | 3 Comments

Top Ten Most Common Physical Database Design Mistakes

Continuing with the recent trend here in terms of posting Top Ten lists, today I offer up the Top 10 most common physical database design mistakes… Relying on the defaults – oftentimes the default settings are not optimal and can cause … Continue reading

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