This is really an extension post of this one but updated and focused on Windows 7.
Before beginning Python programming on your Windows computer, you’ll need to install the Python interpreter.
Choose a Python Installation
Decide whether or not you will need the source code. Python is open source software, which [...]
In Ralph Kimball’s book “The Data Warehouse Toolkit” he describes the basic elements of a data warehouse. There are essentially four main components: Operational Source Systems, Data Staging Area, Data Presentation Area, and Data Access Tools. Although Operational Source Systems is part of the model, Kimball states “The source systems should really [...]
The Real Purpose
As it was stated in the last post “Logical Data Modeling 101 (part 1)”, within the next few posts the topics will cover what was posted here at Learn Data Modeling as well as offer some good examples on what it should look like using one of [...]
Tools, Topics, and Data Modeling
There is a great site called Learn Data Modeling” that provides tons of good material in order to learn all about the practice of data modeling. At Learn Data Modeling they have a couple pages on what you should learn about data modeling [...]
Continuing on from Python Programming Tutorial 1: Installing Python, here is the video for Python Programming Tutorial 2: Numbers and Math
Like it was stated earlier there are over 30 tutorials for python with “TheNewBoston” and are nice because they are short, to the point, and have a great bit [...]
What is Windows PowerShell?
PowerShell is the command-line/scripting environment from Microsoft and was released on November 14, 2006. The overall goal for this project was to provide the best shell scripting environment possible for Microsoft Windows. The PowerShell language and runtime were designed from scratch to be an optimal environment for the [...]
It is important to learn about not only those who came before us but especially those who either set the standard or are the best at what they do. Bill Inmon falls into both of these categories.
Best known as the “Father of Data Warehousing”, Bill Inmon has become the most prolific and [...]
In Part 1 of this article we highlighted 3 people/organizations that gave predictions on what BI trends would come to fruition in 2011. Here we analyze some of them to see which have come true so far this true or are even likely to come true.
Mobility in BI
SearchBusinessIntelligence stated that [...]
What is a Database Engine?
A database engine (or “storage engine”) is the underlying software component that a database management system (DBMS) uses to create, read, update and delete (CRUD) data from a database. The Database Engine provides controlled access and rapid transaction processing to meet the requirements of the most demanding [...]
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