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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

East Coast Oracle Users Conference (#ECOracle13) Review

This week I did a little travel and went to Durham, North Carolina to present at the 2013 East Coast Oracle Users Conference (aka ECO). While I have been aware of this event for over 20 years, it is the first time I have attended. It was worth the trip. (Thanks to Jeff Smith at […]

Agile Data Warehouse Modeling: How to Build a Virtual Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension

One of the ongoing complaints about many data warehouse projects is that they take too long to delivery. This is one of the main reasons that many of us have tried to adopt methods and techniques (like SCRUM) from the agile software world to improve our ability to deliver data warehouse components more quickly. So, […]

Our greatest glory…

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. – ConfuciusFiled under: Quotes Tagged: Confucius, quote

Better Data Modeling: New and Improved Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler (#SQLDevModeler)

Yup, my friends at Oracle have been hard at working enhancing what was already the best FREE data modeling tool out there. They just released SDDM R4 EA3! You can go get it right now: As always there are both new features and bug fixes. One of the coolest new features is the ability […]

Better Data Modeling: Finding Missing Unique Keys in Oracle #SQLDevModeler

One of the best practices I recommend is to always define unique business keys for every entity (or table) in a model. It is the only way to really understand what the data in that object represents. So what do you do when you inherit someone else’s model with hundreds of tables and few (if […]

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