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Dan Linstedt

Bill Inmon has given me this wonderful opportunity to blog on his behalf. I like to cover everything from DW2.0 to integration to data modeling, including ETL/ELT, SOA, Master Data Management, Unstructured Data, DW and BI. Currently I am working on ways to create dynamic data warehouses, push-button architectures, and automated generation of common data models. You can find me at Denver University where I participate on an academic advisory board for Masters Students in I.T. I can't wait to hear from you in the comments of my blog entries. Thank-you, and all the best; Dan Linstedt http://www.COBICC.com, danL@danLinstedt.com

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Cofounder of Genesee Academy, RapidACE, and BetterDataModel.com, Daniel Linstedt is an internationally known expert in data warehousing, business intelligence, analytics, very large data warehousing (VLDW), OLTP and performance and tuning. He has been the lead technical architect on enterprise-wide data warehouse projects and refinements for many Fortune 500 companies. Linstedt is an instructor of The Data Warehousing Institute and a featured speaker at industry events. He is a Certified DW2.0 Architect. He has worked with companies including: IBM, Informatica, Ipedo, X-Aware, Netezza, Microsoft, Oracle, Silver Creek Systems, and Teradata.  He is trained in SEI / CMMi Level 5, and is the inventor of The Matrix Methodology, and the Data Vault Data modeling architecture. He has built expert training courses, and trained hundreds of industry professionals, and is the voice of Bill Inmons' Blog on http://www.b-eye-network.com/blogs/linstedt/.

I've blogged on this before, suggested that there be an equivalent "hidden signal" embedded in a data set, something that uniquely identifies each word, each paragraph, and each document (context). I wish there were a way (electronically) to construct and send unique keys to all data sets around the world; a single unified key structure (open, public but unique).

What's the business benefit? The business benefit would be the ability to key across B2B applications, the ability to recognize duplicate data, the ability to check remote web sites and b2b applications for unique data exchange. There are many more business benefits that I will elaborate on as we go forward.

Today, the only technology that can accomplish this is DNA computing within the Nanotech sector. DNA would give us the ability to uniquely "sign" data sets without destroying the data itself.

It's an interesting thought I think that bears more discussion and research; sort of an RFID for data if you will.

Posted June 3, 2006 5:59 AM
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Another benefit for security and privacy purposes would be, if one could adjust your "watermark" to document events when the data is exchanged, is "data provenance." In situations where access to certain data is subject to constraints, if data is discovered in the hands of the wrong person, having a provenance record helps determine where the violation occurred and resolve the failure in governance.

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