Category Archives: Data Quality

Inside the Data Reading Room – New Year 2016 Edition

Regular readers of my blog know that I periodically take the time to review recent data-related books that I have been reading. This post is one of those blogs! Today, I will take a quick look at several books that … Continue reading

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You Can’t Force Data Quality

How many times have you surfed the Web only to encounter a form that requests a slew of personal information before you are permitted to go any further? You know what I’m talking about. A company markets a white paper … Continue reading

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A Data Quality Initiative

As regular readers of this blog know, I sometimes share answers to questions I get via e-mail (and other avenues). By doing so I can hopefully expand on the audience participating in the discussion… Anyway, I received the following question via e-mail: … Continue reading

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Database Consistency Models

Just a short blog post today to point folks to a very well-written article on database consistency models titled On the Futility of Custom Consistency Models (posted on the Hacking, Distributed blog by Emin Gün Sirer). This blog post does a very … Continue reading

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On Data Growth

Businesses today are gathering and storing more data than ever before. We are said to be living in the “information age,” and data is the capital of the new economy. With this explosion in the amount of data being stored, … Continue reading

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Surrogate Keys or Natural Keys?

If you’ve worked with relational database systems for any length of time you’ve probably participated in a discussion (argument?) about the topic of today’s blog post… surrogate keys. A great debate rages within the realm of database development about the use … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition

Welcome faithful reader to the latest edition of Inside the Data Reading Room. Long-time 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 books on … 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

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