data data everywhere and all the ships did sink

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This is my second blog focusing on data technology. In my first installment “Data Data Everywhere” I explored NoSQL technologies, specifically Couchbase. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the SAP Data Hub training course. In that course, we focused on developing pipelines and moving data from one storage technology to another. We also looked […]

Data Data Everywhere

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How NoSQL complements traditional relational databases I like working with traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS).  There is something elegant about good table design and the physical implementation of a database.  I like running SQL statements and looking at data along with figuring out how to get specific result sets.  I’m not sure why this […]

SDLC: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

When I was a Professor, my favorite topic of discussion with students was System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases and practices for IT projects.  I enjoyed this discussion because I knew every one of my students; no matter what discipline, no matter what department, would experience this process in their professional life and probably experience […]

Modernizing the Online HR System

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In the mid-1990s, one of my first assignments as an IT Consultant was to build an online HR system.  The client wanted an extranet portal system enabling searching capabilities on personnel by departments or names or location, accessible to partners as well as internally.  During this time, all companies were rushing to move applications to […]