Enjoying the Journey of Learning

Joy of Knowing and the Joy of Learning Real talk. Keepin’ it hunnit. This is something that I’ve wanted to write about since coming to college because I know just how relevant it can be. Although it’s been something that I have struggled with for many years now, it’s something that I think is the…

Data Lake – Differences from Data Warehouses

Comparative Differences! As I mentioned before, data lakes take in all data in its raw form. As a result, this can make it a bit more time intensive and resource consuming in perform analytics on the data in the lake, but it also increases in versatility and flexibility. Because a data warehouse essentially profiles business…

A Data Lake? They’re Getting Bigger!!!

Data Warehouse Down, Data Lake Up Next! As soon as I thought we were done, I hear of data lakes. Oh woe is data… I thought everything was good, I had wrapped up my series on data warehouses and I was slowly working on topics more foundational and basic to my knowledge so far. I…

Backup Solutions – A Complex Simpleton

What is considered a backup? Now it might seem like a really simple answer and almost like common sense, but in the information technology and almost any other industry, it’s important to consider what is ACTUALLY a backup solution for information and everything else. Nowadays, with “cloud this” and “cloud that” the term “backup” has…

D’WuhBeeAye – Bringin’ in the Hadoop!

Are we Hadooping now? How about now? How Hadoop Can Help In Healthcare! Meant to help solve problems dealing with lots of data, a combination of complex and structured data with simple data sets of simple numbers. Unfortunately, tables and databases don’t really have a mechanic that can help with this complex variety of data, nor…

D’WuhBeeAye – Warehouse Models in Healthcare

Different Models in Healthcare (data warehouse ones at that! hehe) So, we’ve taken a few weeks looking into data warehouse and what it consists of, let’s finish out with the different kinds of data warehouse models that there are! One of the first concepts to understand that these models differ primarily with how data is…

D’WuhBeeAye – Dimensional Databasing!

The Dimensional Data Model! Starting from the ground up! So let’s take some time to analyze one of the most common methods in data warehousing, using the dimensional data model as its foundation! In most relational databases, the primary concept is to relate a row of information and values to a column of metrics, a…

Storage devices! Understanding SAN and NAS

NAS vs SAN Storage Devices They both store data for infrastructure, back in the day there were these servers for data storage and then came the devices to store the data meant for servers. Network Attached Storage At the end of the day, it’s an uber file server. It is a remote storage volume that…

Big Data In Healthcare

The Rising Rise of Big Data Big data or large data sets, when pulled together in the right context can provide hidden insights to trends and patterns that can help dictate or guide certain decisions. But how did it happen? Emerging technologies these past few years have really allowed large complex sets of data be…

Gimme Dat(a) ACID Please.

Seriously though? Let me explain. ACID me up. Still confused? Not sure what’s going on? Well let me show you through ACID. Hopefully by now, you realize that I am not actually talking about the drug acid, but the ACID theory in database systems. Another hopeful thought is that you realized that I’ve been capitalizing…