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Cheryl Adams

Technical Evangelist

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Data Technology

PostgreSQL vs MariaDB: In-Depth Comparison

PostgreSQL and MariaDB are open source databases, which boast of vast community support and development, as well as enterprise versions. While PostgreSQL has withstood time and continued....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 31, 2017

Being Data Driven Data Technology

Embedded Analytics with Power BI and Azure

Business Intelligence (BI) has, by tradition, been a long and drawn out process. In the early days of computers, BI tools such as SAP/Crystal Reports and IBM/Cognos came along to speed things up.....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 24, 2017

Data Industry and Trends

Cloud Security Best Practices

As your organization moves its data into the cloud, you face the challenge of balancing productivity and efficiency gains with tremendous compliance and security concerns. While securing your....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 24, 2017

Data Industry and Trends

ETL will it survive big data?

Managing big data is a never-ending challenge. Extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes serve as the traditional foundation for enterprise data warehousing. However, with the emerging....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 17, 2017

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Data Industry and Trends

Panoply LIVE at Tableau Conference 2017

The Tableau Conference brings together the best and the brightest in data analytics from across the country under one roof in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tableau is a leader in BI reporting tools with....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 11, 2017

Being Data Driven Data Technology

Connecting to Data Warehouses in Tableau

Is it easy to connect to a data warehouse? Selecting the right tool can help make this connection attainable. Tableau Desktop makes this connection easy, from opening the software to connecting to....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 05, 2017

Data Industry and Trends Being Data Driven

The Basics of Automated Data Warehouse Lifecycle Management

In the past, designing a data warehouse has taken too long to complete. Executing numerous semi-automated steps results in a data warehouse that was limited and inflexible. This limitation caused....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |October 05, 2017

Data Industry and Trends Being Data Driven

How To Get People to Share Data

If you ask a group of big data analysts what are some of the top professional challenges they face, you can easily imagine which challenges are consistently shortlisted. One is the amount of time....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 27, 2017

Data Industry and Trends

Top Cloud Data Security Risks, Threats, and Concerns

There are many risks involved with data security. Storing data in the cloud might seem like a safe bet, and for most users it is. But risks will always exist. Below we have identified some serious....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 27, 2017

Being Data Driven

ELT vs. ETL by Design

The traditional approach for handling data warehousing as an analytical task has been Extact , Transform, and Load (ETL). However, in recent years, there has been an explosion in the types and....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 19, 2017

Data Industry and Trends Being Data Driven

Data Management Best Practices for Cloud Computing

As more organizations begin their journey to the cloud, they need to plan how they will apply the best practices of data management to ensure that cloud-based, data-driven use cases are successful....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 19, 2017

Data Industry and Trends

Enterprises Eye Big Benefits from Cloud Data Warehouses

There’s no question that the cloud offers many potential benefits. Major companies everywhere are lining up to reap the benefits by moving their back-office systems to cloud-based data warehouse....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 12, 2017

Data Industry and Trends

Business Intelligence Architect: Defining the Role

Are you considering a career as a BI Architect? You have made an excellent choice. Business Intelligence Architects are some of the leading minds in business and information management.

They use....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 12, 2017

Data Industry and Trends Being Data Driven

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Big Data Solution

Long before there was big data, there were computing solutions designed to store, organize, and analyze data. But just like the job of a big data architect, it's both bigger and different than ....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |September 05, 2017

Being Data Driven

The Organization of Data Management

Designing a database schema is the first step in building a foundation in data management. Ineffective schema design can creates databases that are heavy consumers of memory and other resources,....

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Written by Cheryl Adams |August 31, 2017

Data Industry and Trends Being Data Driven

How To Become a Big Data Architect: A Guide

Organizations looking to leverage big data impose a larger and different set of job requirements on their data architects versus organizations in traditional environments.

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Written by Cheryl Adams |August 24, 2017