Passionately curious about Data, Databases and Systems Complexity. Data is ubiquitous, the database universe is dichotomous (structured and unstructured), expanding and complex. Find my Database Research at SQLToolkit.co.uk . Microsoft Data Platform MVP

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" Einstein

Saturday 30 December 2017

Diagrams help explain complex data

Diagrams are useful to help explain qualitative data. There are various diagramming tools that can help with understanding complex systems. These are the main tools that I use

  • Rich Pictures
  • Spray Diagrams
  • Systems Map
  • Influence Diagram
  • Multiple Cause Diagram

The  diagrams above were provided by the Open University and guidelines for constructing such  diagrams are explained.

The Open University guide to using diagrams can be seen in this video.

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Continual Change and Complexity

This year has been an entire year of change for me, that will continue into the new year.  Continual change is the way of the new world. With data and AI being embedded into every realm of technology, we can expect more frequent and smaller changes on a day to day basis. I have enjoyed researching immensely and being able to apply that research to understanding the complexity of real world database problems.

As the holidays approach I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy a New Year.

Thursday 14 December 2017

The DevOps Model

TechNet UK had a live stream of talks back in September and this was a diagram that they shared. I think it is a helpful picture describing the process.