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

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