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Outliers, Charts and Data Visualizations

Karen Lopez

by Karen Lopez @datachick I posted that Tweet last week while attending the NASA 2013 Fiscal Budget Briefing at NASA Headquarters. It did well, being retweeted 200+ times and had the prospect of reaching 1.9 million people. I say prospect because not everyone who follows someone reads all their tweets. But 1.9 million isn’t such a…

BI/Analytics on NoSQL: Review of Architectures Part 2

by Charles Roe Part 1 of the article BI/Analytics on NoSQL: Review of Architectures discussed the general trends in the growth of NoSQL technologies over the past few years. It asked the question, as stated by Nicholas Goldman in his presentation, “how can companies put traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools on top of NoSQL or…

Data & the Seventh Wave

by Angela Guess Richard Wallis believes that big things are just around the corner in the world of data. He writes, “Some in the surfing community will tell you that every seventh wave is a big one.  I am getting the feeling, in the world of Web, that a number seven is up next and…

Classification Essential to Data Loss Prevention

by Angela Guess Aberdeen Group Vice President and Research Fellow Derek Brink has composed a new report that “outlines the benefits to organizations of classifying data in order to effectively protect it. The report, entitled Does Your Enterprise Classify Its Data?, analyzes over five years of data loss prevention (DLP) research by Aberdeen, and concludes…

Data Headaches: Compliance

by Angela Guess A new article takes a look at a major source of data headaches, compliance issues. The article states, “The digital revolution has given rise to a literal explosion of data, as the volume of information shared, distributed and stored increases exponentially on a daily basis. An ever-growing list of regulatory compliance adds…

Hadoop is in the ‘Sweet Spot’

by Angela Guess Peter Wayner reports, “It’s been a big year for Apache Hadoop, the open source project that helps you split your workload among a rack of computers. The buzzword is now well known to your boss but still just a vague and hazy concept for your boss’s boss. That puts it in the sweet…

Big Data Means Big Opportunities

by Angela Guess Steve Lohr writes for the New York Times that the age of Big Data is upon us. He begins, “GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s…

How Big Data is Changing the BI Landscape

by Angela Guess Paul Sonderegger recently argued that Big Data is irrevocably changing the roles of BI teams and data modelers. He writes, ” MTV’s first video, Video Killed The Radio Star, captured TV’s disruption of the music industry. Big data is disrupting the BI industry in a similar way — changing what BI teams do…

Making Smart Meters Even Smarter

by Angela Guess Sunil Soares recently outlined four data governance best practices that can be used by utility companies to better capitalize on their smart meter data. Soares states, “Over the past five years, utilities have been early drivers of big data analytics, largely through regional smart meter projects where it’s been proven that sensors…

Financial Reference Data in a Poor State

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by Angela Guess A new global survey has revealed, “Poor quality of reference data continues to create major problems for financial institutions. The survey was jointly conducted by iGATE Patni, the integrated technology and operations brand providing Business Outcomes-based solutions, in conjunction with Inside Reference Data magazine.” The article notes, “The survey had responses from…