Natural Farming and the Data Vault

For some reason, I have a very keen interest in farming and farm practices (even though, I’ve never really owned a farm or even worked on one). My country of birth is essentially an agri-economy and the world’s second largest … Read more

Mis-Understood End Dates

I blogged about end dates here sometime back: End Dates Are Dead  Since then, I’ve received hundreds of emails, tons of comments, and a lot of questions about why, how to work without them, and what does this do to … Read more

The Secret of the Fish Whisperer

I came across this really interesting story, and had to share it with you: T’was a fine crisp winter day, up north where the lakes freeze and many people come and enjoy a relaxing day of ice fishing. One elderly … Read more

Harry Houdini’s Escape Secret

Have you heard of Houdini? In the early 1900s, Harry Houdini was likely the most famous entertainer in the world. He was considered the greatest escape artist who ever lived. Yes! Here’s what he’d do the day before his show: … Read more

Data Vault 2.0 and Hadoop Map/Reduce

One of the features of Hadoop is the MapReduce algorithm which was popularized by Google. Basically MapReduce breaks down complex tasks into simpler chunks to be executed in parallel. It’s not new. All MPP shared nothing architectures have had something … Read more

Commonly Used Methods that Kill Projects FAST!

This is a story from Tom Bruer’s fantastic presentation at WWDVC (circa 2014). By the way, if you haven’t already booked your tickets to this years event, there are seats still available here -> Registration He was praising star-schemas as being … Read more

10 Great Reasons to Attend WWDVC

To say that the WWDVC is the most fun, informative and educational Data Vault related conference on the planet and attracts some of the best technology minds from across the planet would be an understatement. This year 2017 is no … Read more

Why I hate “NoSQL” …

Today we’ll rant on the term “NoSQL” which is even more ambiguous than the term “big data” with it’s ever changing definition. By the way, I quite dislike the term big data as well which has become a big machine … Read more