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Expanding Master Data Management with Big Data

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by Jelani Harper Initially, Master Data Management (MDM) systems and the content they contain may seem counterintuitive or even diametrically opposed to Big Data systems. Some of the considerable differences between Master Data and Big Data include: Volume: Comparatively, Master Data sets are much smaller than those for Big Data. One of the pivotal attractions…

Maintaining the Provenance of Your Big Data

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by Angela Guess Margaret Harrist of Oracle recently wrote in Forbes, “Thirty years ago, a con man named John Drewe pulled off what might be the most elaborate and damaging art fraud of the twentieth century. He befriended and persuaded a talented painter named John Myatt to create forgeries of famous works of art, and…

Avoiding Data Swamps with Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper Michele Goetz at Forrester recently wrote that “…Big Data is creating data swamps even in the best intentioned efforts…Analysts will still spend up to 80% of their time just trying to create the data set to draw insights.” Implicit in this statement is the reality that whether organizations are attempting to leverage…

10 Emerging Big Data Vendors to Watch

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting recently wrote for CRN.com, “Startups developing technology for collecting, analyzing and managing big data make up a disproportionate number of the companies on this year’s CRN list of emerging vendors. That’s not so surprising when you consider that big data is one of the hottest segments of the IT industry…

How Can You Tell Good Data from Bad Data?

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by Angela Guess Lisa Wirthman of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “In this age of big data, business leaders have access to unprecedented amounts of information about their customers, markets and industry. But how can they tell the good data—information that’s accurate, relevant and free from bias—from the bad? Here are some tips for how…

7 Best Practices for Your Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Big data projects are well underway in most companies, but we are only now beginning to distill a set of IT management best practices for big data that can be plugged into IT playbooks. This is what we’ve learned, and how companies are incorporating big data…

The Problems with Sampling Big Data for Enterprise Analytics

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by Angela Guess Alex Gray recently opined in Datanami, “Many companies spend vast amounts of resources to collect, transform and store the massive amounts of data that flows through their business processes. However, when it comes to doing analysis and machine learning on this data, time and compute speed gate how much data can be…

A Look Inside Google News Lab

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by Angela Guess Fast Company contributor Sean Captain recently wrote, “Google is no longer just a place to search for news stories; it’s a place to find raw news itself. Among the 432,000 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every day are user clips of important events—from police beatings to political uprisings—that no media crew…

RWDG Webinar: Big Data & BI Analytics Require Data Governance

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on July 16, 2015 RWDG Webinar: Big Data & BI Analytics Require Data Governance To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Business Intelligence (BI) used to be equated to Data Warehousing. In this day of Big Data and improved analytical technologies…