Key Trends Driving Local to Global Data Consolidation Challenges

3 Banking Giants Partner On Data Quality Venture

Using PDF to Address Healthcare’s Unstructured Data Challenge

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Sep 2 DGPO Webinar: 5 Steps to a Business Glossary

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DATE: September 2, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Hosted by: About the Webinar Business ownership of data is difficult to manage even in the organization that appreciates data governance. Creating a business glossary cultivates business ownership of data. In this presentation learn the…

Sep 3 CDO Webinar: Metadata and the CDO

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DATE: September 3, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees   About the Webinar Thanks to wiki leaks, the NSA and intense regulatory environments, metadata is now a common term. What is the role of the Top Data Job and what are the options to deploy an effective…

September 8 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Quality Success Stories

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DATE: September 8, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Organizations must realize what it means to utilize data quality management in support of business strategy. This webinar will illustrate how organizations with chronic business challenges often can trace the root of the problem to…

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Integrating Big Data the Right Way

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by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data. Doing so correctly involves accounting for issues of Data Governance, Metadata Management, traceability, and Semantic consistency that frequently require…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

The Reality of Natural Language Processing

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by Jelani Harper Natural Language Processing (NLP) may seem the least notable of Semantic technologies and their applications, particularly when considering the hype surrounding graph databases, Cognitive Computing, and the Internet of Things. Nonetheless, Markets and Markets reports that the NLP market is projected to grow to $13.4 billion–with a CAGR of 18.4 percent—in the next…

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Key Trends Driving Local to Global Data Consolidation Challenges

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by Anand Krishnan Today’s businesses are shifting their organizational structures and making significant changes to how IT operates in a global setting. In particular, it is important to consider how to efficiently transition data from a local view to be a global business function for better business efficiency and IT data management. While it’s easy to…

The Missing Step Before Advanced Analytics: Knowing Your Data IQ

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by Jeff Brown Without quality data your analytics outcomes have lower IQ. There’s no question about it: Data-driven decision making is the common element of successful businesses. Companies that collect and exploit customer information are rocketing ahead of the competition, leaving less tech savvy companies in the dust. It’s no wonder why advanced analytics have…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Alibaba Launches China’s First Artificial Intelligence Service

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by Angela Guess Catherine Shu reports for TechCrunch, “Aliyun, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, is launching an artificial intelligence service that it claims is the first in China. Called DT PAI, the platform combines algorithms used by Alibaba with machine and deep learning techniques and presents them in a simple drag-and-drop interface. Aliyun…

Why Hackers Have the Edge on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Neel V. Patel recently wrote for Inverse, “Hackers, whose m.o. is to outthink machines, remain largely unconcerned about progress in artificial intelligence or artificial counterintelligence. They know that just because computers can be smarter and more facile than humans doesn’t mean humans can’t turn the tables. ‘No A.I. that presently exists can…

Identifying Bias in Machine Learning Algorithms

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by Angela Guess The University of Utah reports for Scientific Computing, “Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. That’s why many companies use algorithms to help weed out job applicants when hiring for a new position. But a team of computer scientists from the University of…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

3 Banking Giants Partner On Data Quality Venture

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri reports via Information Management, “Instead of battling data management costs on their own, three giant banks are partnering with SmartStream Technologies Inc. to build a consolidated data management company. By joining hands, the participants believe they can drive down data management costs while boosting data quality. Indeed, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman…

Be Wary of Your Business Partners’ Data Governance Policies

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by Angela Guess Writing for Dark Reading, Sekhar Sarukkai noted, “As more details emerge about the recent mega breach affecting CVS, Costco, Walmart, RiteAid, and Tesco, security experts are zeroing in on an often overlooked element in a company’s cyber defenses: its business partners. The common thread between these companies is a third-party vendor called…

RWDG Webinar: Data Governance & Data Steward Certification

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 To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>>  About the Webinar Becoming certified means that you have been provided some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit and that you passed that review. Being certified can make the difference in getting a job or that desirable position. Many people are seeking certification…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Using PDF to Address Healthcare’s Unstructured Data Challenge

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by Angela Guess Bruno Lowagie recently wrote in Image & Data Manager, “A typical healthcare office handles tens of thousands of documents for patient records, legal, finance, billing processes. In pharma and biotech, a typical FDA drug review process, involves multiple stages of trials, testing, applications, marketing and manufacturing for the new drug – all…

5 Big Data Open Source Projects Worth Watching

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Take a look at the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF’s) list of projects and you may feel overwhelmed. Between top-level and incubating projects, there are far too many to keep track of. Filtering down the list to Big Data projects may not help, because that “smaller” list…

Is the Cloud the Right Place for Your Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote in Network World, “Is the cloud a good spot for big data? That’s a controversial question, and the answer changes depending on who you ask. Last week I attended the HP Big Data Conference in Boston and both an HP customer and an executive told me that big…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

Key Trends Driving Local to Global Data Consolidation Challenges

anand-krishnanWP

by Anand Krishnan Today’s businesses are shifting their organizational structures and making significant changes to how IT operates in a global setting. In particular, it is important to consider how to efficiently transition data from a local view to be a global business function for better business efficiency and IT data management. While it’s easy to…

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

Big Data

by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data. Doing so correctly involves accounting for issues of Data Governance, Metadata Management, traceability, and Semantic consistency that frequently require…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

A Closer Look at Multiple Regression Modeling

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by Angela Guess Joseph Trevaskis recently wrote for iCrunch Data News, “As a little food for thought, here are a few potential uses of Multiple Regression Models, especially Step-wise Models. Remember that it might be virtually impossible to generate an adequate solution if you are attempting to generate a single stage Multiple Regression Model that…

Data-Ed Webinar: Trends in Data Modeling

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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 for their fundamental data issues. Few realize that…

Data-Ed Slides: Trends in Data Modeling

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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 solutions for…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Basho and Cisco Get Riak Running on Apache Mesos

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by Angela Guess Alex Woodie reports for Datanami, “At the MesosCon conference this week, Basho Technologies and Cisco are demonstrating the Riak key-value store database running atop Apache Mesos, the next-gen cluster manager developed by UC Berkeley’s AMPLab. As Basho CEO Adam Wray tells Datanami, it’s all about making data delivery more scalable. Basho develops…

EnterpriseDB to Add Auto-Sharding to Postgres

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by Angela Guess Paul Krill reports for InfoWorld, “EnterpriseDB will make its open source PostgreSQL relational database more attuned to a NoSQL world, with plans to add auto-sharding capabilities. Speaking at this week’s NoSQL Now conference in San Jose, Calif., Bruce Momjian, senior database architect at EnterpriseDB, talked about plans for the database, also known…

RethinkDB Adds Automatics Failover to NoSQL Solution

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger reports for eWeek, “RethinkDB, a scalable NoSQL database that uses intelligence and automation to keep its data content up to date and available at all times, on Aug. 17 released a new version of its product that features automatic failover in case of a power failure or other unplanned outage.…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

Data-University

by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Telecom Industry

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics…

The Missing Step Before Advanced Analytics: Knowing Your Data IQ

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by Jeff Brown Without quality data your analytics outcomes have lower IQ. There’s no question about it: Data-driven decision making is the common element of successful businesses. Companies that collect and exploit customer information are rocketing ahead of the competition, leaving less tech savvy companies in the dust. It’s no wonder why advanced analytics have…