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Data Architecture and the Need to Choose the Right Data Platform

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Architecture Articles, Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

Making do with a less than optimal Data Architecture and Data Platform is like reaching to pay for groceries and finding no wallet or cash. As William McKnight, President of McKnight Consulting Group asked during his Keynote Address for the DATAVERSITY® Database Now! Online 2017 Conference, “We may be overwhelmed by data, should we not […]

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What is Analytics?

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Analytics, is described as: “[An] encompassing and multidimensional field that uses mathematics, statistics, predictive modeling and machine-learning techniques to find meaningful patterns and knowledge in recorded data.” Analytics uses the scientific method where an analyst makes hypotheses and uses the Analytics Tools to test their premises. Analytics is often broken down into three components: Descriptive […]

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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

According to the SAS Institute: “Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks. Most AI examples that you hear about today – from chess-playing computers to self-driving cars – rely heavily on deep learning and natural language processing. Using these technologies, computers can […]

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What is Big Data?

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Big Data refers to extremely large data sets of varying types of data – structured, unstructured, and semi-structured – that can be collected, stored, and later analyzed to provide insights for organizations. Big Data’s promise depends on how the data is managed. In the past data was organized in relational models, sometimes within Data Warehouses, […]

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What is Business Intelligence?

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Business Intelligence (BI) includes the technologies and tools used to analyze and report on different business operations. Business Intelligence uses raw data stored in varying Data Warehouses, Data Marts, Data Lakes, and other storage platforms, and transforms it into actionable knowledge/information assets. Such elements include dashboards, spreadsheets, data visualizations, reports, and many others. “In its […]

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What is a Chief Data Officer (CDO)?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

A Chief Data Officer (CDO) helps bridge the gap between technology and business. This person evangelizes an enterprise-wide Data Management strategy at a senior level. The CDO leads Data Management initiatives, enabling an organization to leverage its data assets and gain a competitive advantage from them. A CDO tends to be part business strategist, adviser, […]

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