Category Archives: data

Common Database Design Errors

Before we begin today’s blog post, wherein I explain some of the more common mistakes that rookies and non-database folks make (heck, even some database folks make mistakes), I first want to unequivocally state that your organization should have a … Continue reading

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Teradata Analytics Universe 2018 and Pervasive Data Intelligence

I spent last week in Las Vegas at the Teradata Analytics Universe conference, Teradata’s annual user conference. And there was a lot to do and learn there.     The major message from Teradata is that the company is a … Continue reading

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My Computer Mug Collection, Part 3

So far I have published two posts showing the computer-related mugs in my collection.  Over several weeks I first tweeted a mug a day from my collection, and now I am blogging them for those that missed any of the tweets. … Continue reading

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Have You Thought About the Impact of eDiscovery on Your Data Management Strategy?

When thinking about data management it is unlikely that your first thought is about legal requirements. Nevertheless, the legal side of data management must be considered in this day and age of regulatory compliance. To some, the sheer volume and … Continue reading

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Who Owns Data?

Who owns data? This is a complex question that can’t be answered quickly or easily. It requires some thought and you have to break things down in order to even attempt to answer it. First of all, there is public … Continue reading

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A Look at Data Professional’s Salaries

The annual ComputerWorld IT Salary Survey for 2017 was recently published and it contains a great wealth of interesting data. So, as I’ve done in the past, this post will summarize its findings and report on what is going on … Continue reading

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One of the Top Database Blogs on the Web

Very proud to announce that the Data & Technology Today blog was selected as one of the top 60 database blogs on the web by Feedspot. You can read all about it here – as well as learn about 59 … Continue reading

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Transforming Mainframe Data Management

Just a quick post today to let my readers — specifically those in the US Midwest — that I will be presenting at an executive briefing at the River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, IL  (Chicago suburb) on August 23, 2016. The … Continue reading

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Data Modeling Concepts

Oftentimes organizations assign the DBA group the responsibility for data modeling, in addition to the more conventional physical database management tasks that are well-known DBA responsibilities. Of course, that does not mean that DBAs are well-trained in data modeling, nor does it … Continue reading

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