Database Expert & Author, Michael Blaha, Scheduled to Present at Data Modeling Zone

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30-year industry veteran, Michael Blaha, is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases.

When converting legacy data you must delve into the mechanics of the schema. You must understand the data that is available, its flaws, and its structure so that you can write a conversion script.

Michael Blaha, database expert and author, today announced his participation in Data Modeling Zone 2014. Blaha will be presenting “Patterns and Techniques of Database Reverse Engineering” on October 20, 2014 from 2:15 – 3:15. During his presentation he will take an in-depth look at database reverse engineering (DBRE), the science of analyzing an existing database design.

“The techniques and patterns for database reverse engineering vary, depending on the motivation and business situation,” Blaha said. “For example, with software assessment, the purpose is to assess the quality of the database design and glean the basic ideas embedded in the database. This lets you make a better decision about which software to purchase and communicate better with key vendors. In contrast, when converting legacy data, you must delve into the mechanics of the schema. You must understand the data that is available, its flaws, and its structure so that you can write a conversion script.”

The session is organized about three case studies taken from consulting projects. For each case study Blaha will present the business problem, explain the approach, and summarize the results. The case studies demonstrate the value of reverse engineering and the wide variety of situations in which it can arise. The case studies teach techniques while at the same time whetting interest in database reverse engineering.

Data Modeling Zone takes place October 20 -22, 2014 at the Sentinel in Portland Oregon. This year’s conference will include 5-tracks with over 60 sessions by industry leaders and thought-provoking case studies. Data Modeling Zone is dedicated to analyzing, modeling, and designing data.

About Michael Blaha:
Super Data Guy, Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases. He has worked with dozens of organizations around the world. Blaha has authored seven U.S. patents, seven books and many articles. His most recent book is the “UML Database Modeling Workbook.” He received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, and is an alumnus of GE Global Research in Schenectady, New York. For more information please visit: http://www.superdataguy.com or email Mike(at)superdataguy(dot)com.

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