Database Archive

Understand Your Data

If your CSV, JSON, XML, database table, NoSQL store or Java Object has “20160704000000” in it as a String or even a number then you are part of the Big Data problem and a long way from

Analyzing Billions of Data Rows

Got lots of data? So does Amaysim, a leading Australian telecom provider, with its billions of rows of data. The organization successfully empowers its small team of data analysts with self-service data analytics platforms so they can

Turning the Database Inside Out with Apache Samza

This talk introduces Apache Samza, a distributed stream processing framework developed at LinkedIn. At first it looks like yet another tool for computing real-time analytics, but really it’s a surreptitious attempt to take the database architecture we

Tips For Clean Relational Database Schemas

It can be usual for software developers to let the ORM take care of the database schema. In many cases it’s a bad idea as it makes the data stored in your database brittle and hard to

Challenges to Designing Financial Data Warehouses

In today’s rapidly changing financial world, designing robust and durable data warehouses can be a challenge that does not always stand the test of time.