Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Outsmarting the DBMS: Analysts Should Beware

My January post @AllAnalytics:

Last month I alerted you to the failure by data professionals to appreciate the importance, for soundness reasons, of reliance on the DBMS rather than application code for data manipulation and integrity enforcement.
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Relational design, databases, and DBMSs are the analyst's friends and, given the state of the database field, she/he would be well advised to be as familiar with them as she/he is with analytics and programming, to appreciate its unobvious risks to correctness.

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