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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently wrote, “There is no doubt that many more people are taking a…

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Jan 27 Webinar: A Data Management Maturity Model Case Study

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DATE: January 27, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is brought in Partnership with: About the Webinar Ally Financial Inc., previously known as GMAC Inc., is a bank holding company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Ally has more than 15 million customers worldwide, serving over 16,000…

Feb 5 CDO Webinar: Trends in Data Strategy – A Look into 2015

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DATE: February 5, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar What are the current trends in Data Strategy? What are companies focusing on? There is a lot happening around Data impacting Enterprise Data Strategies, especially around the Chief Data Officer…

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2015 Trends in Data Modeling: The Machine Learning Effect

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by Jelani Harper Data Modeling has become easier – in certain instances. It has arisen from the nearly exclusive reach of Data Scientists and IT departments to take up residence where it is needed most—within the comforting confines of the business. There are still a number of caveats involved with this trend, as end users…

The Semantic Web: Moving Forward in 2015

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by Jennifer Zaino We’re all waiting to see what’s next for the Web of Data – that is, the Semantic Web – after a year that had numerous highlights including: the official publication of HTML5, which boasts the ability to describe the structure of a web document with standard semantics; a flurry of activity for…

2015 Trends in Data Governance: “Cultural Execution”

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by Jelani Harper The most eminent trend pertaining to Data Governance in 2015 does not involve new tools, roles, policies, or strategy—although these facets of Data Governance are vital to implementing effective governance. However, to maintain governance and ensure the aforementioned factors result in organized, quality data in a manner that is both traceable and…

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When To Use the UML for Databases (And When Not To)

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by Michael Blaha The UML is a popular notation for modeling software artifacts. Even though the UML was mostly developed for programming, it is also relevant for databases. This article takes a critical look at using the UML for databases. What is the UML? The UML (an acronym for Unified Modeling Language) is a general-purpose…

Data Management and Low Hanging Fruit

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by Janine Joseph Recently I had a conversation about how we need to “pick the low hanging fruit” for work in Data Management. By picking the low hanging fruit we can start to show quick wins that help support our efforts. While I don’t necessarily disagree with this idea, it does seem that we in…

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Persado Raises $21M to Make Human Copywriters Obsolete

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by Angela Guess Barry Levine of Venture Beat reports, “If you’re a marketer with a knack for writing great copy, you may want to learn another job skill. New York City-based Persado is offering an artificial intelligence-based system for creating the most effective text for emails, web pages, and other marketing. Today, it announced it…

IBM Watson Can Now Provide You With Financial Advice and Recipes

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “IBM has recruited a couple of new partners in its quest to mainstream its Watson cognitive computing system: financial investment specialist Vantage Software and the Institute of Culinary Education, or ICE. While the former is exactly the kind of use case one might expect from Watson, the…

2015 Trends in Data Modeling: The Machine Learning Effect

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by Jelani Harper Data Modeling has become easier – in certain instances. It has arisen from the nearly exclusive reach of Data Scientists and IT departments to take up residence where it is needed most—within the comforting confines of the business. There are still a number of caveats involved with this trend, as end users…

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RWDG Webinar: Agile and Data Governance – Bridging the Gap

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Real-World Data Governance Webinar: Agile & Data Governance – Bridging the Gap from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The concepts of both Data Governance and Agile Development continue to be applied in many organizations with differing levels of success. Nobody is surprised that Data Governance and…

RWDG Slides: Agile and Data Governance – Bridging the Gap

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Real-World Data Governance Webinar: Agile and Data Governance – Bridging the Gap from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> About the Webinar The concepts of both Data Governance and Agile Development continue to be applied in many organizations with differing levels of success. Nobody is surprised that Data Governance…

Why Your Focus Should Be On Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Margaret Harrist recently wrote for Forbes, “Your business is quickly becoming a big data business in one way or another. Yet many organizations have become far more focused on collecting and storing data than they have been at deciding who can access it, how they can use it, and under what circumstances.…

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Goldman Sachs Invests $56M in Singapore Big Data Firm, Antuit

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by Angela Guess Rick Carew of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is placing a bet on big data’s growth in Asia. The U.S. investment bank is leading a $56 million investment in Singapore’s Antuit Holdings Pte. Ltd. to help it grow and acquire rivals in Asia’s rapidly growing data analytics market,…

Using Big Data to Fix the Payday Loans Industry

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times recently wrote, “At any given time, there are an estimated 22 million payday loans outstanding, and the fees paid by payday borrowers amount to about $8 billion a year — a lot of money for those in the working population least able to afford it.…

Apple Gets Musical with Acquisition of Data Startup Semetric

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by Angela Guess Paul Sawers of Venture Beat recently wrote, “Apple has acquired U.K. media data startup Semetric, the company behind the Musicmetric music analytics platform. News of the deal emerged after the London-based company changed its registered address to that of law firm Baker & McKenzie, the same registered address of Apple Europe Ltd.…

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Goldman Sachs Invests $56M in Singapore Big Data Firm, Antuit

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by Angela Guess Rick Carew of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is placing a bet on big data’s growth in Asia. The U.S. investment bank is leading a $56 million investment in Singapore’s Antuit Holdings Pte. Ltd. to help it grow and acquire rivals in Asia’s rapidly growing data analytics market,…

EDW Webinar: Mastering & Referencing Data for the Enterprise

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Enterprise Data World Webinar: Mastering & Referencing Data for the Enterprise from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Developing and implementing a master record and reference data through a best practice approach and lessons learned for your organization’s data business needs. The ability to leverage the immense…

EDW Slides: Mastering & Referencing Data for the Enterprise

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Enterprise Data World Webinar: Mastering & Referencing Data for the Enterprise from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Developing and implementing a master record and reference data through a best practice approach and lessons learned for your organization’s data business needs. The ability to leverage the…

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2015 Trends in Data Modeling: The Machine Learning Effect

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by Jelani Harper Data Modeling has become easier – in certain instances. It has arisen from the nearly exclusive reach of Data Scientists and IT departments to take up residence where it is needed most—within the comforting confines of the business. There are still a number of caveats involved with this trend, as end users…

When To Use the UML for Databases (And When Not To)

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha The UML is a popular notation for modeling software artifacts. Even though the UML was mostly developed for programming, it is also relevant for databases. This article takes a critical look at using the UML for databases. What is the UML? The UML (an acronym for Unified Modeling Language) is a general-purpose…

Thoroughly Understanding the Data Resource

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by Michael Brackett Thoroughly understanding an organization’s data resource requires a formal sequence of events and techniques that must be followed.[1] That formal sequence is represented by the Data Resource Development Cycle shown in the diagram below. The development of an organization’s data resource begins with how the organization perceives the business world according to…

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What NoSQL Has to Offer

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently wrote, “There is no doubt that many more people are taking a long look at what NoSQL has to offer, both to manage traditional workloads and for new applications too. The near-monthly announcements of a new multi-million dollar funding round are testament to the fact that this…

Choosing the Right NoSQL Database For Your Needs

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by Angela Guess Thomas Casselberry of Information Management has put together a guide to help businesses determine which NoSQL database might be right for them. He writes, “In this big data market where the NoSQL database is king, there are more than 100 different offerings available in various licensed models. The fact that these non-databases…

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Taking Big Data Analytics for a Test Drive

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by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgwater of Forbes recently wrote, “Cloud-centric ‘autonomic’ application management company Qubell has announced Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The software is intended to enable Hadoop programmers and data engineers to get access to on-demand test environments for big data analytics projects. The assertion here (made by IDC analyst Melinda Ballou) is that…

How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Big Data

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by Angela Guess John Mason of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “Only 18 percent of small businesses and just more than half (57 percent) of mid-size companies use business intelligence and analytics solutions, according to market research firm The SMB Group. What about the others? Many smaller businesses are reluctant to invest in leading-edge technologies. Limited capital…

Haystax and Franz Inc. Partner to Deliver Insider Threat Detection Solutions

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Haystax Technology, Inc., and Franz Inc., announced a technology partnership that will enable Haystax to leverage Franz’s AllegroGraph technology for patented algorithms and sophisticated behavior models used in Haystax’s insider threat detection solutions. Haystax’s solutions, which are being rapidly adopted by the U.S. government and…