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, […]

Quote of the Day: We cannot direct the wind…

We cannot direct the wind… But we can adjust the sails! Are you heading where you want to, or letting the wind blow you about? Talk the helm of your life and set a course. Happy Monday! Kent The Data Warrior P.S. It is almost time for the 2nd Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium […]

Better Data Modeling: An Easter Present

In celebration of Easter this year, I have a present for everyone. A book sale! I am putting my first Kindle ebook, A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews, on Sale starting on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015,  for five days! The sooner you act, the better deal you will get: Easter Sunday […]

2015 ODTUG Kscope Editor’s Choice Award – Calling All Minds, Calling All Media

Originally posted on TH TECHNOLOGY:
It’s that time of year again – for the ODTUG Editor’s Choice Awards. This year we welcome submissions in all media – even online annotated demos. Shows us your stuff – wow us with your brilliance and clever use of Oracle development tools! Hello, ODTUG! Spring is here – finally…