The Data Warrior Goes to Oracle Open World 2015 (#OOW15)

Yes boy and girls, it is that time of year again. Time for the BIG show in San Francisco – OOW15 I will as usual, attend, but only for a few days this year (been away from home too much). My Talk I will be presenting my session Worst Practices in Data Warehouse Design (UGF9985) […]

Honored to be an Oracle Developer Choice Awards – Application Express Finalist

Originally posted on TH TECHNOLOGY:
I am honored to be a finalist in the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards, in the Oracle Application Express category. I am most impressed with my fellow finalists – amazing devotion to helping the APEX community – and humbled to be included in such a crowd.  Congratulations to all! Please…

Better Data Modeling: Showing Super & Sub Types in #SQLDevModeler (SDDM)

So this started with a not so innocent tweet from Jeff Smith: @GuillaumeSL i’m betting @KentGraziano could answer your question right away — Jeff Smith (@thatjeffsmith) September 14, 2015 // Well, I sort of answered at least part of the question (eventually),  but along the way the topic of using super types and sub types […]

Recognizion for a DB Designer, FINALLY!

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
Finally the work of a database designer will be recognized! Oracle has announced the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards nomination and one of the categories makes me very, very happy: DB Design. It has been too long that the work of a database designer has been ignored. If you know a…

How to define a PK using Data Modeler?

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
Primary Key (PK) identifies uniquely each row in a table. There can never be two tuples with same values in PK. There are two ways of defining a PK: a natural key or a surrogate key. I would say that if you can find a natural key that is always better.…

You asked for it! #DataVault 2.0 Boot Camp with The #DataWarrior in The Woodlands, Texas

Yes it is on! This is your one chance this year to come to Texas and learned Data Vault WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM – Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM (CDT) WHERE: The Woodlands, TX How Much? Early Bird Price: If you purchase before August 15, 2015 you get this […]

Do you want a Data Vault 2.0 Bootcamp in The Woodlands, Texas?

Survey time peeps! Simple Yes/No question: Would you like me to hold a DV 2.0 Bootcamp (and private certification) west of the Mississippi? If I set one up a in “America’s Hometown” (really it is even trademarked), The Woodlands, Texas (20 minutes north of Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport), would you come? Since I am an […]

Surfs Up! #KScope15 Beach Club: Opening Soon!

I know this is last minute but wanted to remind everyone that the Annual ODTUG KScope event starts in less that a week! As always, I will be there with my ACE Director hat on (literally). I will be giving My Talks at KScope during the week. One on SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM), and […]

The Hills were Alive with the Sounds of #DataVault

Yes folks a few weeks back we held the 2nd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium (#WWDVC) at the lovely Trapp Family Lodge outside Stowe, Vermont. What a great venue! Beautiful scenery, near perfect weather, great food, and great beer (they have their own brewery). Standing on the hillside it is easy to see why […]

Better Data Modeling: 7 Differentiating Characteristics of Data Vault 2.0

Hard to believe that the 2nd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium (WWDVC15) is NEXT WEEK in beautiful Stowe Vermont. It promises to be an excellent event. The speakers include myself, Claudia Imhoff, Dan Linstedt (the inventor of Data Vault), Scott Ambler, Roelant Vos, Dirk Lerner and many more. The focus will be DV 2.0, […]