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We are our clients’ strategic Data Management partners. What goes on at the whiteboards in the basement project rooms of America’s financial institutions is ringed with confidentiality agreements and client privilege. Here’s the part we can tell you.

hqBuild in a Nutshell: DevOps in Data Management

by Jason Williscroft

Continuous Delivery is everywhere in software… except in Data Management, where Continuous Delivery is just plain hard. hqBuild is Continuous Delivery model that accommodates Data Management, enabling Continuous Delivery using mostly the toolbox you already have on hand.

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Some Thoughts on Design

by Jason Williscroft

Modern software engineering practice involves a lot of shared code, so it can be a challenge to draw direct lines between a given requirement and a particular line of code. It’s just more complicated than that.

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Exporting All Diagrams From Visio

by Jason Williscroft

This is just way too useful not to share! Turns out exporting multiple image files from Visio is a pain, so I found some automation.

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Announcing hqRule

by Jason Williscroft

Classification is a universal problem in Data Management. Some classification problems are very straightforward. For example, a data vendor uses a numerical country code, and the business uses the alphanumeric ISO-2 standard. In principle, there is a one-to-one mapping between values, and a few obvious and simple implementation choices. In practice, there are always exceptions,…

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Exception Handling and the Open/Closed Principle

by Jason Williscroft

One of the core principles of Object Oriented Design (OOD) is the Open/Closed Principle (OCP). This principle states that software entities—classes, modules, functions, etc.—should be open for extension, but closed for modification. What does this mean? For a great functional example, let’s turn to the world of Data Management (DM). This is a particularly interesting…

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Dependency Inversion and the Data Access Layer

by Jason Williscroft

Imagine an institution several years into a large Data Management implementation. How would they apply Dependency Inversion? Why bother?

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Data Scientists and Data Janitors

by Jason Williscroft

Data Science is sexy. As opening statements go, this one has an impeccable pedigree. In October of 2012, the Harvard Business Review published an article entitled “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century“. Depending whom you ask, the term Data Science has been around since 1960, or 1974, or 2008 (according to the…

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Peeking Into The Sausage Factory: A Subjunctive Interview with Sir Richard Branson

by Jason Williscroft

Somewhere in an alternate universe, billionaire everything-impresario Richard Branson is preparing a guest column for an upcoming issue of Wired. His topic—and this required a little wheedling of the Wired editorial board, but generally Sir Richard gets what he wants—is a profile of the little firm that shook the Data Management industry like a giant…

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Hello Again, World!

by Jason Williscroft

After many months of planning, design, and implementation, we are very proud to announce the launch of our new website! Of course a website is really just the tip of any corporate iceberg. The redesign of our website was far more than a cosmetic facelift: it actually represented a complete review and refactor of HotQuant’s…

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HotQuant Partners with EDM Council to Advance Data Management Assessment Capabilities

by Jason Williscroft

CHICAGO, IL, Jan. 5, 2016 – HotQuant, Inc., and the EDM Council, a non-profit trade association to advance the practice of data management, have partnered through the Council’s Authorized Partner Program to enable HotQuant to conduct assessments utilizing the EDM Council’s Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM™) framework. “DCAM is a comprehensive framework to assess…

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