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The Numerous Applications of Watson Analytics

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by Jelani Harper IBM’s Insight 2014 conference, held in Las Vegas from October 27-30, was largely dominated by the fleeting nature of Big Data and Watson analytics (which was partially implied by the conference theme of “Seize the Moment”). The rapid velocity at which such data is generated and requires analytics in real time or…

Machine Learning Will Make Its Mark On The Sciences

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by Jennifer Zaino In a data-deluged world, novel science depends on putting Machine Learning into practice. That’s a lesson being taught by Joshua Bloom, and one that he also practices in his work as professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley. “We absolutely have to see as our imperative putting machine learning or machine intelligence or…

The Ease of Business Analytics

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by Jelani Harper For the past several years, there has been a substantial amount of rhetoric in the field of Data Management pertaining to empowering the business user through better business analytics. Numerous vendors, research companies and even trade publications have cited an emerging trend to put the business in control of its data, granting…

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Don’t Let the “Grifters” Spoil Holiday Gifting

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by Cathy Nolan Your decision to make a charitable donation during the holidays is very generous, but you need to be vigilant if you plan to make that gift count. Americans donate over $45 billion to the almost 2 million non-profits in the U.S. every year, but the 50 worst charities in America devote less…

The Search for Big Data Security Solutions

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by Gil Allouche By this point, it’s undeniable that big data is experiencing some monumental growth throughout the world. This observation is even backed up by the statistics. In fact, in 2013 alone, the big data market experienced growth of 58%, with experts predicting it to hit more than $50 billion by the time 2017…

SQL Is More than Just Store and Retrieve

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by Michael Blaha I often work with programmers to build applications. It never ceases to amaze me that many programmers look at SQL as a store and retrieve mechanism and see nothing more. Their approach is to write programming code for all their logic. It’s not just a matter of programmers being unable to write…

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Dec 2 NoSQL Webinar: Postgres – The NoSQL Cake You Can Eat

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DATE: December 2, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar The path to creating a single view of your customers or your transactional systems is overflowing with high costs and complexity. Major vendors have built massive, million-dollar systems that are too…

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5 Data Architecture Mistakes to Avoid

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by Angela Guess Stephen Lahanas, IT Architect and Vice President of Semantech Inc. recently wrote about the most common problems and mistakes surrounding Data Architecture. He writes, “While there are no concrete rules or really even standard practices in relation to some of the following considerations; I have attempted to clarify where standard practice is…

IBM Scales DevOps for Large Enterprises with New Hybrid Cloud Solutions

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that IBM has announced “new, cloud-based DevOps services, software and infrastructure designed to help large organizations develop and deliver quality software faster. By tapping into the collaborative power of IBM’s Cloud portfolio and deep business transformation experience, enterprises can speed the delivery of software…

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Don’t Let the “Grifters” Spoil Holiday Gifting

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by Cathy Nolan Your decision to make a charitable donation during the holidays is very generous, but you need to be vigilant if you plan to make that gift count. Americans donate over $45 billion to the almost 2 million non-profits in the U.S. every year, but the 50 worst charities in America devote less…

5 Data Architecture Mistakes to Avoid

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by Angela Guess Stephen Lahanas, IT Architect and Vice President of Semantech Inc. recently wrote about the most common problems and mistakes surrounding Data Architecture. He writes, “While there are no concrete rules or really even standard practices in relation to some of the following considerations; I have attempted to clarify where standard practice is…

RWDG Webinar: Selecting the Right Data Governance Approach

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Real-World Data Governance: Selecting the Right Data Governance Approach from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar There are numerous approaches to delivering a Data Governance Program. Some people will say that no two programs look the same. Some of the approaches are…

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Do You Need to Go Back to School to Keep Up With Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The struggle to keep up with advances in big data, among other increasingly relevant technologies, has left many professionals seeking new resources to maintain an edge. This ‘back to school’ trend can be seen at all levels, from junior IT employees to CIOs, but nowhere…

The Search for Big Data Security Solutions

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by Gil Allouche By this point, it’s undeniable that big data is experiencing some monumental growth throughout the world. This observation is even backed up by the statistics. In fact, in 2013 alone, the big data market experienced growth of 58%, with experts predicting it to hit more than $50 billion by the time 2017…

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The Numerous Applications of Watson Analytics

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by Jelani Harper IBM’s Insight 2014 conference, held in Las Vegas from October 27-30, was largely dominated by the fleeting nature of Big Data and Watson analytics (which was partially implied by the conference theme of “Seize the Moment”). The rapid velocity at which such data is generated and requires analytics in real time or…

The Ease of Business Analytics

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by Jelani Harper For the past several years, there has been a substantial amount of rhetoric in the field of Data Management pertaining to empowering the business user through better business analytics. Numerous vendors, research companies and even trade publications have cited an emerging trend to put the business in control of its data, granting…

Risk Analysis: Is It Based On The Big Data Picture?

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by Jennifer Zaino Businesses understand people by certain data points, which will formally, or in some cases informally, factor into determining whether they are a worthy credit risk, a safe driver, an appropriate job prospect, and so on. But companies – and therefore their risk analysis of any one individual – may be missing the…

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EDW Slides: Data Quality for Data Modelers

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Enterprise Data World Webinars: Data Quality for Data Modelers from DATAVERSITY  To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data Quality begins with the conceptual model. It’s imperative that the modeler not only acknowledges data must be quality to be useful, but that they follow that paradigm all the…

Degrees of Data Structuring – Again

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by Michael Brackett Data management is faced with a large and growing lexical challenge.  Many terms are created that do not have roots, prefixes, or suffixes applicable to data management.  Many terms are used, misused, abused, and abandoned when their usefulness is over.  Many terms are undefined or multi-defined and have no denotative definitions that…

10 Tips for Data Modeling in a Hybrid NoSQL/Relational World

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by Karen Lopez During my Big Challenges in Data Modeling; NoSQL webinar, Dan McCreary and I talked about how data modelers should approach NoSQL on development projects.  At the end, I shared these ten tips for working in a hybrid (NoSQL + relational) world.  You can listen to the webinar recording for more details about each.…

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NoSQL Is a Key Ingredient to Better Business Practices

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by Angela Guess David Maitland of Beta News recently opined, “Clearly, it’s not possible for every piece of hardware or software introduced within a business to have a revolutionary, transformative impact. However, perhaps it’s worth considering whether or not you are at least maximizing the impact of the tools you have at your disposal and…

The Three NoSQL Databases to Watch

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for Info World, “Hadoop gets much of the big data credit, but the reality is that NoSQL databases are far more broadly deployed — and far more broadly developed. In fact, while shopping for a Hadoop vendor is relatively straightforward, picking a NoSQL database is anything but. There…

Teradata and MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of Apache™ Hadoop, today announced an expanded partnership that covers technology integration, road map alignment, and a unified go-to-market offering. The two companies are optimizing integration of the…

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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…