User-defined Functions (UDFs) have a long history of usefulness in SQL-derived languages. While query languages can be rich in their expressiveness, there's just no way they can anticipate all the things a developer wants to do. Thus, the custom UDF has become commonplace in our data manipulation toolbox.
Just a quick note to let you all know that Dan has finally released the class on how to easily implement a Data Vault using Informatica. I wrote about the class here. I have gone through a few of the lessons already and can tell you the instruction is very clear and easy to follow […]
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. - Vince Lombardi Filed under: Quotes Tagged: quote, success, vince lombardi, work dedication
Saw this great article on LinkedIn last week by Arianna Huffington and just had to repost it. Health and fitness are topics I am always interested in and have written about (here, here, and here). For us to be happy and productive we all need to be at our personal best. This article discusses some recent studies and why […]
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A Edison Moral of the story: perseverance pays off. Don’t give up or give in. Follow our dream. Stay true to your passion. Filed under: Quotes Tagged: failure, perseverance, quote, success, thomas a [...]
Yes, it is almost time to book those trips to San Francisco, and here is the chance to speak at Openworld. The call for papers is now open:
Oh, and don't wait too long, this opportunity of a life time closes Friday April 12, 11:59 PDT!!
Thanks to Mark Rittman and Twitter, I found out just before RMOUG that Oracle had published a new reference architecture. It used to be called the Data Warehouse Reference Architecture, now it is called the Information Management Reference Architecture. Oracle updated the architecture to allow for unstructured and big data to fit into the picture. In my talks about Data Vault over the last few years I have [...]
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. Filed under: Quotes Tagged: quote, self portrait
Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin Filed under: Quotes Tagged: quote
About a year ago we did a comparison of Build your Own Hadoop cluster and a Big Data Appliance, where we focused purely on the hardware and software cost. We thought it could use an update, but luckily an analyst firm did one for us and this time it covers both the Hardware/Software costs, but also ventures a lot more into dealing with other costs.