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Better Data Modeling: Color Code Your Data Model Diagrams using #SQLDevModeler

One of the standards I recommend in my book  Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews is to use color in your diagrams to visually differentiate types of entities or tables. As luck would have it, Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler has a feature that makes this very easy. It is Classification Types. In […]

Oracle Data Warrior: 2013 in Review

Happy New Year! I have been busy relaxing with my family on vacation so I decided not to write a full review this year. It was a busy year in many ways (not just blogging!). If you take a look in the right column, you will see a list of recent posts, top posts, and […]

Merry Christmas!

To all my loyal readers, followers, #BBBTers, #ODTUGers, #ChiGungers, #RMOUGers, #DataVaulters, #TKDers, and fellow Oracle #ACEs and #ACEDs, I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! Talk to you soon. KentFiled under: BBBT, Chi Gung, Data Vault, ODTUG, Oracle, Tae Kwon Do, User Groups Tagged: #BBBT, #datavault, #odtug, #rmoug, Christmas, loyal readers, tkd

Live from Boulder: Denodo speaks to the #BBBT

Yes, I was in Boulder, Colorado for my first in-person BBBT meeting. First, what is the BBBT? BBBT – The Boulder BI Brain Trust The BBBT was founded by Dr. Claudia Imhoff, an internationally known data warehousing and business intelligence expert who happens to live near Boulder, Colorado. I have known Claudia personal for many […]

The Simple Fitness Habit Holiday Challenge from @zen_habits

One of my favorite non-tech bloggers is Leo Babuta over at ZenHabits.com. This post came up yesterday and caught my eye. Why? I had just been at my weekly yoga class and was a bit bummed out looking in the mirror at the profile of my not-so-slim-anymore belly while doing Warrior 2. Not a pretty […]

Better Data Modeling: The best FREE data modeling tool just got better!

Yes, it true Virginia, the is a Santa Claus! And this year Santa brought you a new, improved version of the best FREE data modeling tool in the known universe: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0. The team at Oracle went all out this year and produced three (yes three) pre-release versions to make sure […]

Better Data Models: Early Black Friday Data Model Book Sale!

I am truly thankful for the career I have in Oracle, data modeling and data warehouse design. And I am thankful for you, my loyal readers and followers! So, in honor of American Thanksgiving and our crazy Black Friday and Cyber Monday insane shopping addiction, I am putting my Kindle ebook on SALE! Get my […]

Happiness is not the absence of conflict

Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it –Annon The ability to cope with conflict is part of having a warrior spirit! Have a great day! Kent The Oracle Data WarriorFiled under: Quotes Tagged: quote, warrior mindset, warrior spirit

Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Recap Part 2

For those that missed this year’s event, here is another little recap complete with links to all the relevant details. Thanks to the folks at Oracle for giving me permission to re-blog this post! ( I apologize in advance for some of the funky formatting) ORACLE OPENWORLD 2013 HIGHLIGHTS Over 60,000 attendees from 145 countries, […]

Warrior Quote of the Day

Words to live by – warrior or not: ‘Do nothing which is of no use.’ ~Miyamoto Musashi — Leo Babauta (@zen_habits) November 9, 2013Filed under: Martial Arts, Quotes, Work-Life Balance Tagged: Leo Babauta, Miyamoto Musashi, Musashi, quote, way of the warrior, zen

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