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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…

Is February a Sports Data Wasteland?

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by Glenn J. Thomas With the passing of Super Bowl XLVI into the record books (Congratulations to the New York Giants in their win over the New England Patriots, 21-17) and discussions about the ads limited since most have been leaked on the web over the past few weeks, we enter a period of seemingly…

Finding Value in Messy, Unstructured Data

by Angela Guess A recent interview with Alyona Medelyan and Anna Divoli of Pingar takes a look at why unstructured data is worth the effort it takes to analyze it. Divoli stated, “Every single organization in every vertical deals with unstructured data. Tons of text is produced daily — emails, reports, proposals, patents, literature, etc.…

Wolfram Alpha Brings Data Analysis to the Masses

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by Angela Guess Wolfram Alpha is doing their part to democratize data. Tomorrow the company  is releasing “a new, Pro option to its already existing services. Priced at a very reasonable $4.99 a month ($2.99 for students), the new services includes the ability to use images, files, and even your own data as inputs instead…

IBM Names Profitero Global Entrepreneur of the Year

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by Angela Guess IBM has named Profitero the Global Entrepreneur of the Year and the winner of its SmartCamp competition: “Profitero analyzes competitor pricing data, offering retailers new levels of insight to help them maximize profits by adjusting pricing and merchandising strategies. IBM is working with entrepreneurs around the world to uncover and bring to market…

The Learning Curve of Big Data

by Angela Guess A new article comments on the complexity of Big Data and the limited view that many companies still have regarding Big Data’s potential. It states, “More than structured information stored neatly in rows and columns, Big Data actually comes in complex, unstructured formats, everything from web sites, social media and email, to…

The Super Bowl, Fan Sentiment, & Real-Time Data Analytics

by Angela Guess The Super Bowl may be over, but the implications of IBM and USC’s recent study to determine the fan-favorite quarterback will reach well beyond yesterday’s event. A few days before the game, Kevin Nosbusch wrote, “The media and sports industries have been completely transformed by technology.  Today, fans are not only Tweeting…

CA Technologies Releases Data Modeling Solutions for the Cloud

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “CA Technologies made a trio of releases Wednesday that puts its flagship data modeling solution in the hands of more business users and behind a Microsoft cloud-based database. CA ERwin Data Modeler for SQL Azure enables integration and management in Microsoft’s cloud environment. There, the data modeler provides…

When it Comes to Data, is Bigger Better?

by Angela Guess Jeff Stamen recently asked the question, which is better: Big Data or Right Data? He writes, “One look at all the IT headlines these days would suggest that Big Data is the most important data issue today. After all, with lots of computing power and better database storage techniques it is now…

BI/Analytics on NoSQL: Review of Architectures Part 1

by Charles Roe The NoSQL debate, or maybe more appropriately the “NoREL” debate, is not something new to the data management (DM) industry. It has certainly become a driving force over the past few years with the exponential growth and needs of big data, though within the inner sanctums of the field it has been…