Enterprise Information Management

Why Your Organization Needs a Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Thornton May of Forbes recently wrote, “Organizational theorists posit that modern enterprises can be viewed as a portfolio of projects.  Each of those projects uses data.  A key reason many organizations need a Chief Data Officer is that how data is treated and the data management tools used on these projects can…

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Tajo v0.9

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the Apache Software Foundation has announced “the availability of Apache™ Tajo™ v0.9, the advanced Open Source data warehousing system in Apache Hadoop™. ‘With Apache Tajo v0.9, our goal of bringing traditional SQL performance to massive data is a step closer,’ said Hyunsik Choi, Vice President of Apache…

OpenStack Launches Juno, Bringing Added Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud…

Surveying the Current State of Enterprise Search

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by Angela Guess Martin White of CMS Wire recently wrote, “We’ve reached an understanding over the last few years around issues related to the low level of enterprise search implementations and the lack of user confidence in search results. A number of surveys published in 2014 have investigated how search is being implemented and some…

Salesforce Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM, today announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action…

Are You Making this Costly Database Mistake?

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by Thomas LaRock Imagine the beginning of a typical office worker’s day: After getting a cup of coffee and logging in on their computer, they’ll most likely open up whatever applications they use throughout the work day—email, chat, internal CRM systems and maybe the company intranet. This time, however, one or more of the applications…

Expand Your Data Skills with Classes from CMMI Institute

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by Angela Guess CMMI® Institute has several upcoming courses that any data management professional could benefit from. As the CMMI® website states, “CMMI Training and Certification programs offer a number of pathways to learn about the CMMI models and how to use them in your organization. Whether you are just getting started with CMMI or…

A Closer Look at Apache Storm

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by Angela Guess Nathan Marz recently wrote, “Apache Storm recently became a top-level project, marking a huge milestone for the project and for me personally. It’s crazy to think that four years ago Storm was nothing more than an idea in my head, and now it’s a thriving project with a large community used by…

Data Resource Anomalies

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by Michael Brackett An anomaly is a deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified.  A data resource anomaly is a deviation of an organization’s data resource from the common rule of being based on the organization’s perception of the business world and how it chooses to operate…