Exploratory Analysis: Parsing Event Data

Google Expands Cloud Presence by Acquiring Firebase

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Tajo v0.9

Cognitive Scale Tackles Big Data’s Rising Failure Rate with the First Industry Specific Cognitive Cloud Platform

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Exploratory Analysis: Parsing Event Data

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by Jelani Harper Of all the traits of Big Data that account for this term’s relevance in today’s Data Management landscape, its temporal aspect may prove the most valuable for the enterprise. The utility in analyzing massive data of a variety of types is only increased when one is able to do so in real…

Accelerating Internet of Things Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The explosion of data projected to emerge in the wake of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT)—and which is a daily occurrence in the Industrial Internet—requires specific needs for analytics that are unique to this facet of Data Management. In order to effectively glean insight into the continuous streams of real-time event…

Maximizing Cloud Utility

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by Jelani Harper Cloud Computing is arguably the hub of the technologies that are at the forefront of the contemporary Data Management landscape. It enables the best of them—Big Data, analytics, mobile access—to work together as a synthesis that is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Whether it’s being used as a means…

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To SQL, or to NoSQL …: That is STILL the Database Question

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira All right, Hamlet database aficionados — we get it. You’re having a hard time deciding what path to take your company down in terms of choosing the right database infrastructure. You spend endless days and nights ruthlessly seeking the answer, and although it may not be as drama-filled a decision…

Please Index Foreign Keys!

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by Michael Blaha In the database literature, the lore has been to first design a schema and then predict the query mix to decide on a tuning strategy. This approach can work, but it is risky and error prone. A small misjudgment of the query mix can lead to vastly inferior performance. For many applications…

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Oct 28 Webinar: What the DG *?@!

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DATE: October 28, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar In an era where data is a competitive asset and product in its own right, data governance is crucial.  Especially as big data, mobile applications and other emerging practices challenge…

Nov 11 Data-Ed Webinar: Metadata Strategies

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DATE: November 11, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Good systems development often depends on multiple data management disciplines that provide a solid foundation. One of these is metadata. While much of the discussion around metadata focuses on understanding metadata itself along with its…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Tajo v0.9

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the Apache Software Foundation has announced “the availability of Apache™ Tajo™ v0.9, the advanced Open Source data warehousing system in Apache Hadoop™. ‘With Apache Tajo v0.9, our goal of bringing traditional SQL performance to massive data is a step closer,’ said Hyunsik Choi, Vice President of Apache…

OpenStack Launches Juno, Bringing Added Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud…

Surveying the Current State of Enterprise Search

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by Angela Guess Martin White of CMS Wire recently wrote, “We’ve reached an understanding over the last few years around issues related to the low level of enterprise search implementations and the lack of user confidence in search results. A number of surveys published in 2014 have investigated how search is being implemented and some…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

How to Effectively Kick-Off a Data Governance Program

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by Angela Guess Janani Dumbleton of Computing recently wrote, “Data governance – the process of planning, monitoring and enforcing the management of data assets – is a key component of long-term data quality (and, therefore, long-term organisational success). It helps to ensure that data is captured accurately and that this accuracy is maintained, no matter…

RWDG Webinar: Governance Risk and Compliance

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Real-World Data Governance: Governance Risk and Compliance from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The target of many a Data Governance Program is to nail their regulatory and compliance requirements first to appease the government and industry regulators before doing anything else. Risk Management, as a practice,…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Google Expands Cloud Presence by Acquiring Firebase

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of InformationWeek reports, “In an effort to expand the capabilities of its Cloud Platform, Google has acquired Firebase, a service that helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Google product management director Greg DeMichillie said…

Cognitive Scale Tackles Big Data’s Rising Failure Rate with the First Industry Specific Cognitive Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of Cognitive Scale reports, “After 18 months focused on product and technology development, Cognitive Scale today emerged from stealth with the industry’s first technology independent cognitive cloud platform, four vertical industry applications, new customers, partnerships with technology titans, and 22 patents filed. The company is on track to…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education

Exploratory Analysis: Parsing Event Data

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by Jelani Harper Of all the traits of Big Data that account for this term’s relevance in today’s Data Management landscape, its temporal aspect may prove the most valuable for the enterprise. The utility in analyzing massive data of a variety of types is only increased when one is able to do so in real…

Accelerating Internet of Things Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The explosion of data projected to emerge in the wake of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT)—and which is a daily occurrence in the Industrial Internet—requires specific needs for analytics that are unique to this facet of Data Management. In order to effectively glean insight into the continuous streams of real-time event…

Simplifying Predictive Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Predictive analytics represents the culmination of technology initially pioneered in Business Intelligence tools, especially when one considers their prescriptive capabilities that not only determine the likelihood of future events, but also prescribe the most viable courses of action to deal with them. When combined with sets of Big Data—which are constantly updating…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Please Index Foreign Keys!

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha In the database literature, the lore has been to first design a schema and then predict the query mix to decide on a tuning strategy. This approach can work, but it is risky and error prone. A small misjudgment of the query mix can lead to vastly inferior performance. For many applications…

Data-Ed Webinar: Trends in Data Modeling

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Data-Ed Online: Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting buzzwords such as Big Data, data vault, data scientist, etc., to seek solutions…

Data-Ed Slides: Trends in Data Modeling

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Data-Ed Online: Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting buzzwords such as Big Data, data vault, data scientist, etc., to seek…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

To SQL, or to NoSQL …: That is STILL the Database Question

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira All right, Hamlet database aficionados — we get it. You’re having a hard time deciding what path to take your company down in terms of choosing the right database infrastructure. You spend endless days and nights ruthlessly seeking the answer, and although it may not be as drama-filled a decision…

MapR Makes NoSQL Database Freely Available

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by Angela Guess Ellis Booker of Information Week reports, “MapR’s API-compatible implementation of Apache HBase, the NoSQL in-Hadoop database, is now available for free download and unlimited production use, MapR Technologies announced Wednesday. ‘The big picture is having the marketplace understand Hadoop can go far beyond batch processes and support high-speed data sources, doing both…

Why the Weather Channel Switched to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson of PC World recently wrote, “Changing databases is not a move to be taken lightly, especially when the switch is to a relatively new kind of database. The Weather Channel, however, found that it had to switch to a NoSQL MongoDB data store in order to more quickly develop apps…

Data Science News, Articles, & Education

Data Science and Art: RRE Certification

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by Jelani Harper Gartner describes Open Source R—arguably the script of choice for Data Scientists and one of the most pivotal tools for creating advanced and predictive analytics—as “increasingly popular” (Herschel et al, 2014), while Forrester lauds its ubiquity. As one of the earliest champions of Open Source R, Revolution Analytics swiftly addressed its scalability…

Predictive Interaction Technology Frees Up Data Professionals’ Time

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by Jennifer Zaino As a data professional, how much of your time is spent working on fixing up your data, rather than working on answering questions and solving problems with your data? On average data cleansing and transformation takes up 80 percent of data professionals’ time, according to Joseph Hellerstein, a Chancellor’s Professor of Computer…

Practical Data Science and the Tricky Business of A/B Testing

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by James Kobielus Increasingly, the best websites aren’t so much designed as calculated. And that calculation, more often than not, rides on a never-ending campaign of A/B testing. And the A/B testing, in turn, is under the constant supervision of data scientists running one real world experiment after another. The calculations for modern website optimization…