Moving On From PASS. What’s Next?

The COVID-19 global pandemic was by far the biggest influencer of 2020. This virus has cost over 1.8 million lives worldwide, and has upended normal life and commerce for most everyone. Many thousands of businesses were forced to close, costing millions of jobs. For those of us in the data community, we learned of one additional business casualty just before…

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ETL Antipattern: Lazy Metadata

If data is a train, then metadata is the track on which it travels. A good metadata definition in ETL processes will help to ensure that the flow of the data is predictable, robust, and is properly constrained to avoid errors. However, many ETL processes take a hands-off approach when it comes to metadata. In some cases, this laissez-faire design…