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Of Data, Big Data, and Massive Data

Greenplum MPP & Talend ELT

Feb. 20, 2020 • The Data Beetle

Request I was recently approached by a friend who runs a growing company to help with Data Management. Their business involves hardware and software installation on certain entities within a ...


Of Questions & Answers

Data Warehouse Design Questionnaire

Jan. 29, 2020 • The Data Beetle

Background Recently a friend reached out to me saying that his company generates lots of data regularly but it’s all disparate and unwieldy. A common enough predicament. So while perusing thi...


Of Radars & Spiders

Data Governance Assessment

Jan. 9, 2020 • The Data Beetle

Data Governance An important aspect of Data Management (DM) is Data Governance (DG). A DG framework stipulates how data must be acquired, transmitted, stored, accessed, shared, and destroyed....


Of Stars & Snowflakes

Dimensional Modelling

Jan. 2, 2020 • The Data Beetle

Data Warehousing Data Warehousing (DW) is the method for storing large amounts of data and making it accessible via convenient channels for analysis. It differs from Online Transaction Proces...


Data Management as a Service

Enabling Advanced Analytics & Data Science

Dec. 30, 2019 • The Data Beetle

Background As highlighted in the previous post, in my 15-year long career, I've enjoyed enabling and supporting data scientists and analysts. For the first nine years or so, I was a busi...


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Introduction

Dec. 29, 2019 • The Data Beetle

Name & Logo My two undying passions are Data and the Beatles. Hence the name. I didn't go with the spelling with an 'A', though, to avoid any potential copyright issues. Mo...