The Ubiquitous Data Model

The Big Data Skills Gap is Real (Seriously)

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The Ubiquitous Data Model

by Michael Brackett Traditional data models cover the extremes from generality and commonality to detail and specificity. They also range…

The Classroom of the Future

by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant…

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The Ubiquitous Data Model

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by Michael Brackett Traditional data models cover the extremes from generality and commonality to detail and specificity. They also range from providing a full understanding of the data based on the business to rapid physical implementation for immediate use. Such extremes lead to data that are not thoroughly understood and a disparate data resource. The…

How To Do Operational Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Real-time analytics (on data as they stream in, commonly referred to as Operational Intelligence ) provides unparalleled short term opportunities to reach customers as they are generating data and is now a reality. It is largely fueled by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce, and the brick and mortar retail industry.…

Your Next Generation Data Center: Locations and Expectations?

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by Jennifer Zaino The digital universe is growing by a factor of 10, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion between 2013 and 2020, according to EMC’s seventh digital universe study, with research and analysis by IDC. With the digital universe doubling in size every two years, as the study notes, it shouldn’t come as…

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Powerful Facts about Big Data

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by Gil Allouche Maybe your company is considering implementing some sort of big data strategy for the first time. Or, maybe you already have implemented a big data strategy, but you’re not sure if it was the right decision. Maybe you’ve just heard about big data and want to understand a little more about this…

Use Cases are Overblown

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by Michael Blaha A use case is a piece of functionality that an app can perform. Each app has many use cases and the use cases taken collectively specify the app’s functionality. For an example, consider an app for tracking library loan records. Some use cases are: borrow books, borrow magazines, return books, return magazines,…

Semantic SOA makes Sense!

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by Dave Duggal While it’s no longer trendy to talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) due to limited initial results, it is implicitly the architectural-style of our age. Our applications and processes increasingly depend on distributed and diverse systems, databases, and devices. Modern Enterprise, Cloud, Web, Mobile and Internet-of-Things app development all take advantage of…

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Sep 4 CDO Webinar: What a CDO Needs to Know about Data Quality

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DATE: September 4, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar Data is the ultimate cross-enterprise asset. Data and information flow throughout an organization and require both business and IT expertise to manage them effectively. The same data is available for…

Sep 9 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Governance Strategies

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DATE: September 9, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The data governance function exercises authority and control over the management of your mission critical assets and guides how all other data management functions are performed. When selling data governance to organizational management, it is…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

5 Reasons Not to Overlook Small Data

by Angela Guess Sean Gordon of Destination CRM recently wrote, “Seven out of 10 CIOs and other top executives say data analytics is a “crucial” or “very important” business driver, according to KPMG. While there’s no debate about the value of data analytics in all aspects of the business organization, there’s often confusion about what…

Your Next Generation Data Center: Locations and Expectations?

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by Jennifer Zaino The digital universe is growing by a factor of 10, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion between 2013 and 2020, according to EMC’s seventh digital universe study, with research and analysis by IDC. With the digital universe doubling in size every two years, as the study notes, it shouldn’t come as…

Use Cases are Overblown

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha A use case is a piece of functionality that an app can perform. Each app has many use cases and the use cases taken collectively specify the app’s functionality. For an example, consider an app for tracking library loan records. Some use cases are: borrow books, borrow magazines, return books, return magazines,…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

Could Your Big Data Use a Little Cold Storage?

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of TechRepublic recently wrote, “There has been significant enterprise focus on tiered storage algorithms that route data to the most appropriate storage media based upon how frequently the data needs to be accessed, with particular attention paid to tier one, the most rapid access storage for data that requires quick…

It’s Time to Embrace Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Chad Cosper of Information Management recently wrote, “As the challenge to manage critical organizational data grows, businesses are increasingly embracing data governance strategies to protect the integrity of their valuable enterprise assets and to get the most from their master data management initiatives. Andrew White of Gartner recently blogged about the data…

Take Action with a Passive Data Governance Strategy

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by Angela Guess Michael Collins recently wrote for Enterprise Apps Today, “Establishing a passive data governance strategy is one of the most important steps that organizations can take in ensuring sustainable data quality and relevance. By enabling companies to monitor data that already exists in corporate systems and automatically identify and remediate exceptions to data…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

The Big Data Skills Gap is Real (Seriously)

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by Angela Guess James Bessen of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide ‘Talent Shortage Survey.’ Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a…

The Classroom of the Future

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by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing the dynamics for educators. ‘Data is…

Making Big Data More Actionable for Health

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by Angela Guess Niven R. Narain of Wired recently wrote, “The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed ‘Princes’ and ‘Princesses’ of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education

How To Do Operational Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Real-time analytics (on data as they stream in, commonly referred to as Operational Intelligence ) provides unparalleled short term opportunities to reach customers as they are generating data and is now a reality. It is largely fueled by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce, and the brick and mortar retail industry.…

The Necessity of Personalizing Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper The evolution of Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics began in the back offices of IT departments where the proverbial gatekeepers lorded over reporting technologies, while disseminating largely historic data. More recently, the business was able to take control of these tools due to developments in Data Discovery, Cloud Computing, Open Source analytics,…

Big Data Analytics with R: Register Today!

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by Angela Guess In tandem with the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, DATAVERSITY™ is proud to sponsor a thought-provoking workshop on the programming language R. The workshop, Introduction to Big Data Analysis with the R Language, will be led by Brian Sletten, President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. In his description of the workshop, Sletten states, “R…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

The Ubiquitous Data Model

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by Michael Brackett Traditional data models cover the extremes from generality and commonality to detail and specificity. They also range from providing a full understanding of the data based on the business to rapid physical implementation for immediate use. Such extremes lead to data that are not thoroughly understood and a disparate data resource. The…

CMMI Institute Unveils the Data Management Maturity Model

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by Angela Guess According to the organization, “CMMI® Institute today unveiled the Data Management Maturity (DMM)™ model to enable organizations to improve data management practices across the full spectrum of their business. The DMM model, as the only reference model of its kind, provides organizations with a standard set of best practices to build a…

DataEd Webinar: Data Management Maturity Model

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Data-Ed Online: Data Management Maturity Model from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The Data Management Maturity (DMM) model is a framework for the evaluation and assessment of an organization’s data management capabilities.  The model allows an organization to evaluate its current state data management capabilities, discover…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Couchbase Announces New Partnerships to Bring NoSQL to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess John Rath of Data Center Knowledge reports, “NoSQL open source database software provider Couchbase announced new partnerships with CumuLogic, ElastiBox and Cloudsoft to help business deploy Couchbase Server to a cloud of choice, whether on-premise, public or hybrid. The expansion of Couchbase’s cloud deployment ecosystem opens the door for customers to automate the…

MongoDB Adds Support Option for Its Community Edition

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by Angela Guess Chris Kanaracus of PC World reports, “IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company’s increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself. The company is offering support plans for running MongoDB’s community edition in production scenarios, according to a blog…

PostgreSQL Adds New Developer Kit, Encourages NoSQL Use

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp of InfoWorld reports, “EnterpriseDB added NoSQL-style JSON processing earlier this year to its open source PostgreSQL database solution. Now, the company is encouraging further work around that feature set by providing a developer kit to make it easier for programmers to leverage PostgreSQL’s JSON functions and build applications around them.…

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…