If you are new to Data Modeling or are interested in getting started it can be hard to know where to start and what tools to learn and use. One of the best software tools you can get for Data Modeling is called ERwin Data Modeler. It it used all over the world and by [...]
This is a great post on collecting data and gives some great tools as well as guides on how to scrape data from various formats such as PDF and HTML
InformationWeek’s Paul McDougall published an interesting article last week about Microsoft and Big Data. Here is a short excerpt:
“The software maker unveiled the initiative, known as Project Daytona, at its Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, Wash., this week. The service was developed under the Microsoft extreme computing group’s Cloud Research Engagement [...]
A set of data is said to be nominal if the values / observations belonging to it can be assigned a code in the form of a number where the numbers are simply labels. You can count but not order or measure nominal data. For example, in a data set males
IBM Cognos Report Studio is a Web-based report authoring tool that professional report authors and developers use to build sophisticated, multiple-page, multiple-query reports against multiple databases. With Report Studio, you can create any reports that your organization requires, such as invoices, statements, and weekly sales and inventory reports.
If you are looking to get a good introduction to data mining and don’t want to dig all over the web to put pieces of information together to get a partial and unreliable view of Data Mining then you need to read Kurt Thearling’s presentation called “Introduction to Data Mining” (pdf | [...]
What is a conceptual data model?
A conceptual schema or conceptual data model is a map of concepts and their relationships. This describes the semantics of an organization and represents a series of assertions about its nature. Specifically, it describes the things of significance to an organization (entity classes), about which it [...]
Predictive Analytics is business intelligence technology that produces a predictive score for each customer or other organizational element. Assigning these predictive scores is the job of a predictive model which has, in turn, been trained over your data, learning from the experience of your organization.
Predictive analytics optimizes marketing campaigns [...]
A great article was published as the cover story in the Jul/Aug. 11 issue of Information Management called “Visualizing Success: Analytic User Interfaces That Drive Business” written by David Steier. There was some very good parts to this piece. Here are some interesting thoughts:
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