Don Gooldy

Senior principal and data architect with 24 years of database design and system architecture experience, with 15 of those years leading Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing efforts. His solutions architect qualifications are grounded in a foundation of business aligned data architecture fundamentals.

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The Data Model in The Era of Snowflake Computing’s Data Warehouse: SMP and MPP

on Mar 5, 2019 5:48:00 AM | By Don Gooldy | Data Warehouse Modernization
Three-Part Series: Article 3 In the first article of this series I questioned whether the continued comparison of Relational Models to Star Schema models is still relevant with the entrance of Snowflake Computing’s data warehouse/data lake service into the market place. And we began by exploring the origins of the relational model.
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The Data Model in The Era of Snowflake Computing’s Data Warehouse: Business Architecture and Star Schema

on Feb 28, 2019 5:48:00 AM | By Don Gooldy | Data Warehouse Modernization
Three-Part Series: Article 2 In the prior article I questioned whether the continued comparison of Relational models to Star Schema models is still relevant with the advent of Snowflake Computing’s cloud-built data warehouse. We began to explore the origins of the relational model, based on Codd’s recognition that database change anomalies would be eliminated if database tables mirrored individual business functions that data describe.
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The Data Model in The Era of Snowflake Computing’s Data Warehouse: 3NF vs Star Schema

on Feb 27, 2019 6:53:34 AM | By Don Gooldy | Data Warehouse Modernization
Three-Part Series: Article 1 A colleague recently asked me to author an article on the differences between a “3NF” model and a star schema model on Snowflake Computing’s cloud-built data warehouse . We should instead examine whether this comparison is still relevant, with Snowflake’s entry into the data warehouse and analytics market.
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The Foundation of Business Insights

on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM | By Don Gooldy | data architecture
Take a look at the second piece in Don Gooldy's series on data architecture.
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Is Your Data Architecture Really Your Architecture, or is it Your Plumbing?

on Feb 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM | By Don Gooldy | data architecture
Senior Principal and Data Architect Don Gooldy explores data architecture's vital relationship to business function.
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Data Architecture Practices: Aligning Business With Data Strategy

In our previous post we explained the need to drive greater business clarity in business data and information capabilities. Here we describe our own practices so you can see if your data architecture practice is truly business focused—or if your organization is merely creating “boxes” to put your data in.
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