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What Data Governance Brings to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Maria C. Villar of Information Management recently wrote, “A data governance program is one important pillar in a company’s overall information strategy. A data governance program can govern one or more business and/or IT data-intensive projects. Using a structured, top-down governance program to guide the data acquisition, integration, processes, policies, standards and…

The Phone Call that Changed Big Data

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of Wired reports, “Arun C. Murthy awoke to a phone call. It was 3 a.m., and an ad-targeting application at Yahoo, where was an engineer, was running at painfully slow speeds. The culprit: a piece of software code that tapped into the open source number-crunching platform Hadoop. Someone else had…

Generating Retail Revenue with Big Data

by Angela Guess Dylan Love of Business Insider reports, “Major retail brands are harnessing big data as a means of generating more revenue. With every consumer purchase, stores from Target to Walgreens collect a bunch of information – products commonly bought together, shipping addresses, sometimes even customers’ social media details. But the sheer volume of data presents…

DATAVERSITY’s Hottest Content Summer of 2013

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by Shannon Kempe Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and we’re half way through 2013. We at DATAVERSITY thought we would appreciate the moment to list what’s been hot on DATAVERSITY so far this year. Top 2013 Blogs 7 Tips for Staying Relevant and Valued as a Data Modeler The Evolution of the Chief…

MapR Announces Breakthrough Performance for NoSQL, Hadoop

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, today announced at Hadoop Summit the results of joint testing with Fusion-io using the Fusion ioMemory platform and the MapR M7 Big Data platform. The combined solution accelerated performance 25 times faster for read intensive Apache HBase…

The Ins and Outs of Big Data Governance

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by Angela Guess April Reeve of Forbes recently wrote, “What are the major drivers behind Big Data Governance?  Both Big Data and Data Governance are very hot topics. Most organizations are implementing a Data Governance program, but these programs tend to be focused on governing the data in relational databases even though unstructured data vastly…

Introducing Falcon: Data Lifecycle Management for App Developers

by Angela Guess Cindy Waxer of Data Informed reports, “For Hadoop to finally make it out of the sandbox and into a real production environment, organizations need the right tools to manage and control Hadoop clusters. That’s a considerable challenge given the vast amount and variety of data Hadoop is capable of storing and processing.…

Big Data and Productivity: The Next Boost

by Angela Guess David Steinberg of Wired reports, “The Big Data argument speaks quite clearly for itself: the better a brand knows its customers, its interaction with those customers becomes more meaningful, ultimately increasing the likelihood that the customer takes some sort of action whether it be a purchase, a positive review, a recommendation or…

Progress Software Expands Cloud and On-Premise Data Connectivity Lineup

by Angela Guess A new article reports, “Progress Software Corporation [has] announced new and expanded data sources for its DataDirect Cloud(TM) service and its DataDirect Connect(R) family of products. The addition of support for several of the most popular Big Data and CRM systems enables improved application connectivity and greater data accessibility for both on-premise and…

MongoDB is the “Hottest” NoSQL Offering

by Angela Guess Jason Schwartz of Visual Studio Magazine reports, “It’s a good time to be a NoSQL vendor. Especially if your product is the hottest one in the space, as is the case with New York- and Palo Alto-based 10gen (it has dual headquarters). 10gen owns MongoDB, and chances are if you’re considering a…