Integers Still Rule

Integers still rule. There is a little debate or controversy regarding the right approach for assigning surrogate keys, assuming, of course you’re not mired in the debate whether or not to create data models in the first place. I guess if you aren’t creating data...

Modern Data Stack Platform Architecture

The following is an overview of the platform architecture used to facilitate the process of ingesting data into the Snowflake platform and transforming it into data models to facilitate a wide variety of reporting and analytics.  I recently developed this with a...
There is a Better Way.

There is a Better Way.

There is a better way. Many organizations, of all sizes, struggle to use analytics to improve their operations because of information “silos”. Silos occur when the applications that run different parts of your operations can’t communicate with each other. For example,...
Modern Analytics for Skilled Nursing

Modern Analytics for Skilled Nursing

Everyone is talking about analytics. And machine learning and AI. Everyone’s talking, but only some are doing, and few are doing well. You’d like to take a look and find out if analytics can make a difference, if you have the skills you need and if you can afford to...
Modernization Comes to Analytics.

Modernization Comes to Analytics.

Modern analytics: Cost savings, speed to market and new capabilities. The cloud has delivered significant value – cost savings, speed to market and new capabilities, but getting access to data for analysis and analytics is a challenge. Analysts are downloading...