Moving Big Data Projects into the Cloud: A Guide

Priorities for CIOs in Government in 2015

New Study Shows IT Managers Struggling to Control Data Security

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Cognitive Cloud Platforms: Cognitive Computing Apps for All

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by Jennifer Zaino You’ve heard of Cognitive Computing. And you’ve heard of the Cloud. Now, it’s time to get familiar with Cognitive Cloud platforms. What is a Cognitive Cloud platform? Think of it as extending the ecosystem that will make it possible to create and bring Cognitive Computing applications to the masses. Startup Cognitive Scale…

Capitalizing on Elastic Computing

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by Jelani Harper Aside from its potential to integrate and aggregate a host of resources and technologies, Cloud Computing can most prominently benefit the enterprise through the enabling of Elastic Computing. Elastic Computing is the utilization of the Cloud’s nearly limitless scalability to provision resources on demand and at scale without conventional architectural concerns associated…

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…

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Do You Know Where Your Data Is Tonight?

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by Ian Rowlands A while ago I set up a Google alert to track data breaches. Thanks Google – it saves me a lot of trawling. When I started I was getting one, or at most two, hits a day. Now I’m getting three or four every day. Over just the past few days my…

Big Data Is Not the Death Knell of ETL

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by James Kobielus Data is useless if it lacks structure or if there is no opportunity to add structure downstream so that it can be processed, analyzed, and delivered into real-world applications. Structure is the contextual matrix within which data’s value is realized. It refers to the formats, schemas, models, tags, ontologies, patterns, and other…

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Nov 6 CDO Webinar: The Status of the Chief Data Officer

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DATE: November 6, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar CDOs are a hot topic of discussion, but does the reality support the hype?  We spent the last few weeks talking to CDOs, and based on our research, the answer…

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Priorities for CIOs in Government in 2015

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by Angela Guess Government Technology reports that “The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released on Oct. 30 a list of the top ten priorities for CIOs in 2015. Security, cloud services and consolidation topped the list for the third year in a row. ‘These three priorities, along with budget and cost control,…

Mobiliya Launches Innovative Mobile Data Security Solution

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Mobiliya, an AgreeYa Mobility company, today announced the launch of the latest product in its innovation-driven mobility portfolio Mobiliya Manage — a comprehensive enterprise solution for extensible device management (xDM). A state-of-the-art management solution for mobile devices, Mobiliya Manage ensures the security of sensitive…

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New Study Shows IT Managers Struggling to Control Data Security

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by Angela Guess Business Cloud News reports, “A study including feedback from over 1,800 IT decision-makers globally suggests enterprises are still struggling with securing data hosted in cloud-based services. Research undertaken by the Ponemon Institute and SafeNet suggests IT pros are still facing challenges associated with managing the security of cloud-based applications, with 70 per…

Webinar: What the DG *?@!

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What the DG *?@! from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was 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 existing…

Slides: What the DG *?@!

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What the DG *?@! from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording, click HERE>> This Webinar was 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 existing paradigms for…

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Moving Big Data Projects into the Cloud: A Guide

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus of Wired recently wrote, “The cloud provides an agile, scalable foundation for managing and pulling more insights out of the tsunami of data crashing over companies. Its adaptability creates a flexible platform for deploying new sets of analytics tools. Its connectivity makes analytics accessible and easy to use for anyone…

How Tagging Big Data Could Protect Privacy

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.–As our digital trails explode, privacy is being eroded. At the WSJD Live global technology conference Wednesday, two heavyweights in predictive analytics debated whether it’s possible to use data-mining technologies and protect privacy at the same time. Alex Karp, chief executive…

IBM Launches DashDB and DataWorks

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of InformationWeek reports, “DashDB and DataWorks, now available on IBM’s Bluemix cloud apps platform, are outgrowths of IBM’s February purchase of Cloudant. DashDB is a cloud-based data warehouse service, while DataWorks is a cloud-based data-integration service. IBM is being cagey about the technological roots of these new services, though it’s…

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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…

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…

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Modeling Webinar: Data Security, Data Breaches – Data Horrors

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling Webinar: Data Security, Data Breaches – Data Horrors from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Security, Data Breaches – Data Horrors About the Webinar We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data…

Modeling Slides: Data Security, Data Breaches – Data Horrors

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling Webinar: Data Security, Data Breaches – Data Horrors from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Security, Data Breaches – Data Horrors About the Webinar We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with…

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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The Growing Influence of NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler of Network World recently wrote, “Much of the movement to NoSQL is being driven by megatrends happening in the enterprise IT market. For example, developers are pushed to produce more applications faster. Having a database that’s more flexible, can be configured multiple different ways and changed on the fly (NoSQL…

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…

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…