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* 1. Rank the following general classifications of data platforms according to the level of interest or emphasis they have in your world.  Leave items blank if no current emphasis or interest.

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* 2. Please rank the primary areas of your focus at work. Leave inapplicable items blank.

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* 3. For these same solutions, how satisfied are business stakeholders about whether…

  Satisfied Neutral Not satisfied N/A
Informational scope spans all relevant subject areas?
Captures all required data?
Delivered a big solution in a reasonable time?
Accurate, error-free information?
Fast rendering and completion of report queries?
Has bugs corrected in a reasonable time?
Solution is available whenever needed by users?
Small enhancements are delivered in a reasonable time?

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* 4. When a request for a new metric or report arrives, how valuable is it for the new metric or report to cover not just newly-collected data, but also data history?

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* 5. Today, and in the coming 12 months, how valuable to your organization is the robust logical integration of relational data with NoSQL or Big Data?

  Mission critical Plenty of value Some value, but far from critical No value Unknown
Today
Upcoming 12 months

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* 6. What is the relative role of data modeling in the aforementioned recently delivered solutions?

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* 7. What is your own depth of skill with the following data modeling paradigms?

  Unaware Familiar (high level) Productive Master
Relational (Normalized)
Dimensional (Star)
Ensembles
NoSQL (Ragged, Pivotted, Denormalized,)
Generalized (SubType / SuperType)
Data Vault
Name-Value Pairs
Anchor

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* 8. How often has the physically-instantiated data structure (data model), and the code dependent on it, required refactoring to accommodate a new business requirement?

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* 9. What is your organization's range of gross annual revenue?

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* 10. If and when you decide that you want specific consulting services, what is your level of authority for acquiring them?  Lastly, if you want further dialogue, just enter your email address in the comments field.

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