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Book Excerpt: Defining Data Models

The following article is an excerpt (Chapter 3) from the book Hands-On Big Data Modeling by James Lee, Tao Wei, and Suresh Kumar Mukhiya published by our friends over at Packt. The article addresses the concept of big data, its sources, and its types. In addition to this, the article focuses on giving a theoretical foundation about data modeling and data management. Readers will be getting their hands dirty with setting up a platform where we can utilize big data.

Different Data Models for Different Business Insights

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips believes that gaining an understanding of data models comes down to understanding different types of data to begin with. Furthermore, it’s important to evolve data models and systems with new technology; without it, your analytics won’t improve or account for everything they can. More so, don’t forget your safety net programs like your BCPs and DRPs. In the case of data loss, they will keep your operations moving smoothly and allow you to get back some of what you lost.

Sigma Announces Visual Data Modeling, SQL Runner and One-click Snowflake Integration

Sigma, an innovator in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, announced its forthcoming release of a visual data modeling capability, SQL Runner, and one-click Snowflake integration, allowing anyone to explore data in cloud warehouses and generate insights in minutes.

erwin Releases Native, Enterprise-Class NoSQL Data Modeling Solution

erwin, Inc., the data management experts, announced the expansion of the company’s “any-squared” (Any2) approach – any data, anywhere – with erwin DM NoSQL, an extension of the company’s market-leading erwin Data Modeler solution. With erwin DM NoSQL, enterprises can model and manage unstructured cloud data with the same rigor and effectiveness as traditional data sources, reducing risk and dramatically enhancing enterprise governance and collaboration.

Alfresco Introduces Data Modeling in Its Flagship Business Process Management System

Alfresco Software, a leading open-source provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, announced its latest advancement by bringing extensive data modeling features to its flagship Alfresco Activiti™ 1.5 BPM platform. The new Alfresco Activiti 1.5 gives users one-click access to any connected database, and the ability to process, or “model,” that data for use in new corporate applications.