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Solution Path for Planning and Implementing the Logical Data Warehouse

Step 1: Initiate Phase or Project<p>Planning<br>• Platform Sizing and Cost Estimation<br>• Establish Architectural Principles<p>Step 2/DW: Data Warehouse Stream<p>Design …

How Tea Became One of the Most Popular Drinks in England

It took a queen to introduce the drink to the English.<p>When you think of a British person, you might first imagine Queen Elizabeth II in one of her …

Queen Elizabeth II

6 Powerful Brain Hacks to Cope With Anxiety Every Day

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults.<p>Ever suffered from anxiety? I have, and it's no picnic. About 10 years ago, I checked into the ER before a speaking engagement thinking I was having a …

Depression

One Step Closer to Intertwingularity: Semantic Metadata

Metadata fundamentally alters the way we think and make use of information to create and transfer knowledge.Semantic metadata even more so.It allows …

Metadata

What is Information Architecture?

Introduction<p>Within the UX industry, there are myriad terms and concepts you’ll need to understand in order to get your job done.<p>One of the most …

Take Your Pick from the Latest Big Data Software Developments

The analytics technology market and <b>business intelligence (BI)</b> is propelled by the business-led analytics rather than IT-led reporting tools. Big data …

Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

For decades, various types of data models have been a mainstay in data warehouse development activities. This “charting the data lake” blog series …

Big Data

Drinking More Coffee Is Associated With a Longer Life, New Studies Show

Load us up!<p>There's something truly magical about a cup of coffee. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced …

11 Ways to Stuff Chicken With Your Favorite Ingredients

When it’s the middle of the week and you have half-eaten veggie leftovers, cheese blocks and who knows what else, you need a way to whip them up into something delicious. Here’s the deal: Stuffed chicken breasts are the answer. You can use literally anything and it’s bound to turn out fabulous. …

Creamy and Tangy Mashed Potatoes

Get inspired with our best summer appetizers like crab dip, salsa, nachos and more from Food Network.<p>Round out your perfect picnic or cookout with …

Cooking

From Tacos To Pad Thai: 12 Standout Shrimp Recipes

High in protein, low in calories, and quick to make, shrimp is always a great choice for dinner. You'll love these crustacean creations; they're all loaded with flavor!<p><b>1. Shrimp Pad Thai</b><p>Everything you need for this Shrimp Pad Thai, you can find at your local grocery store. And it can go …

Cooking

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

The Role Ontology Plays in Big Data

<i>This document contains our general views on the subject and we have used some industry data found on the web and in Wikipedia.</i><p>Ontology<p>An <b>ontology</b> …

Databases

Why you need metadata for Big Data success

<i>Guest blog post by John P. Stevens</i><p>I recently wrote an article entitled ‘First Big Data initiative – why you need Big Data governance now!’ and one of …

Big Data

Barefoot release – An Open Source Java library for map matching with OpenStreetMap

Barefoot is an open source Java library for online and offline map matching with OpenStreetMap. Together with its extensive set of geometric and …

Ubiquitous Computing

Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research

<b>The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research.</b><p>In 2015, a study claimed early exposure to peanut products could cut the risk of allergy by 80%.<p>Now researchers say "long-lasting" allergy protection can be sustained - even when the …

Biomedicine

Campfire Cooking

As a summer camp counselor during all 4 years of college, I spent my fair share of nights sleeping in a teepee or a tent. One of my favorite parts of …

Master Data Management (MDM) with Neo4j

How Graph Databases Supercharge Master Data Management

Master Data Management is a practice adopted when a company really gets serious about making use of its data. Based on recent trends and some emerging analyst research, it seems that when companies get serious about master data management, they start using graph database technology. Companies …

Entity Resolution on Hadoop: The Pitfalls of Building It Yourself

What the end of the financial crisis means for investors

The prospects for economic activity are improving, while those for financial assets are deteriorating<p>The global financial crisis began in early 2007 when institutions were hit by problems with portfolios linked to US sub-prime mortgage loans, as the US housing market began to falter. But what …

Data Hub Scaling Challenges - d:swarm - data management platform

<b>preface</b>: This blog post is generally intended for a more technical audience, i.e., software developers, administrators or knowledge engineers. …

How to Make the Ultimate Batch of Red Wine Sangria with Just 6 Ingredients

For most people, the word "sangria" conjures up an image of two glasses clinking on a tropical beach. But fans of the wine-based drink will agree …

Modelling Data as Graphs (Neo4j)

Modelling Data in Neo4j for beginners, common mistakes, frequently asked questions, hardware sizing and a few extra tips

Database and Graph Visualization Tool

Screencast: The Neo4j Browser<p>The default Neo4j Server has a powerful, customizable data visualization tool based on the built-in D3.js library.<p>In the …

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Agnostics are often characterized as ambivalent or wishy-washy fence sitters who refuse to make up their minds. But there's much more to agnosticism …

The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

There's an old axiom that goes something like this: If you offer someone your full support and financial backing to do something different and …

Bi isn't big data and big data isn't BI

Big data is hyped, but isn't hype. There are definite technical, process and business differences in the big data market when compared to BI and data warehousing, but they are often poorly understood or explained. BI isn't big data, and big data isn't BI. By distilling the technical and process …

Big Data

The Best Craft Brewery in Every State

If you have a beer in your hand, life is probably good. And if you have the <i>best</i> beer, life is probably even better, especially if it's from the best …

The Big Data Iceberg

If there’s one area of analytics that people get really passionate about, it’s visualization. But as a new generation of people discover the joys of …