Thursday, November 21, 2013

Structuring the World With 'Unstructured Data'

My November post @All Analytics.

Having argued this for decades I have been, predictably, quite skeptical of the hype of systems that manage and extract information from so-called "unstructured data," purportedly obviating the need for business modeling and database design. It's also why I've been skeptical of the criticism of SQL-based DBMS as inflexible because they force big data, much of it text, into tabular schemas in which it doesn't fit or that is difficult to envision upfront.

Read it all. (And please comment there, not here)








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