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5 Ways To Verify What Your Big Data Is Telling You

5 Ways To Verify What Your Big Data Is Telling You

This past Monday I watched the Bowl Championship Series title game between the (American-style) football teams from Auburn University and Florida State University. As is my usual custom when watching sports between teams for which I have no rooting interest, I spend time looking for statistics to help me decide where to place my loyalties for(…)

The Accidental Architect

The Accidental Architect

Most readers of this blog are likely to be familiar with the term accidental DBA. It is meant to describe someone that ended up in the role of database administration by pure chance. They simply happened to be in the right place at the right time (or right place at the wrong time). I even wrote a book(…)

Heeeeeeyyyyyy, Sexy Data!

Heeeeeeyyyyyy, Sexy Data!

Everything you need to know about being a data professional you can learn by watching ‘Gangnam Style’ by PSY. With over a billion views on YouTube chances are you’ve seen it as well by now. Then again with over 7 billion people on the planet I suppose there is a better chance you haven’t seen(…)

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