Enterprise Information Management

Palantir, NoSQL, and Simplicity

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “If any company could get away with cramming a horribly complex user experience down its customers’ throats, you’d think it would be Palantir. The well-funded and not-so-secretive Palo Alto, California, based startup has engineered a platform that supposedly does some amazing things with data analysis, and…

Concurrent and Elasticsearch Team Up to Accelerate Data Application Deployment

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, and Elasticsearch, Inc., provider of an end-to-end real-time search and analytics stack, today announced a partnership to accelerate the time to market for Hadoop-based enterprise data applications. Enterprises seeking to make the most out of…

Can Better Tech Save the Veteran Affairs Department?

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by Angela Guess David Pittman of Politico recently wrote, “The Veterans Affairs health crisis might be solved with something as simple as putting the right software in the hands of far-flung doctors. Part of the $17 billion bill to overhaul the troubled health system involves much heavier usage of information technology, so that veterans in…

The Data Architecture Trinity

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by Michael Brackett Past articles have explained the data description, data structure, and data integrity components of a formal data resource architecture.  The diagram below shows those three components in graphical form.  The descriptive component consists of two sub-components for formal data names and comprehensive data definitions (The Missing Descriptive Component, A Suitable Descriptive Component). …

Don’t Jump Into a Data Lake Without a Boat

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space, according to Gartner. Several vendors are marketing data lakes as an essential component to capitalise on big data opportunities, but there is little alignment between vendors about what comprises a…

Fujifilm Dternity Delivers Secure and Reliable Archiving Using NetApp

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, and the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today announced that its deep storage and archiving solution – Dternity – is now compatible with NetApp, Windows, Linux, Novell and most file systems. Dternity gives IT and data administrators the flexibility they need to move and storedata, and now…

New Report Finds Big Data Leads to Better Decision Making

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Enterprises should not be asking whether they have the data, APT‘s VP of client services Rupert Naylor said in a telephone interview with TechRepublic, but how to best analyze it and make better sales and marketing decisions. Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is a cloud-based predictive analytics software company headquartered…

Turning to Professional Service Firms for Big Data Help

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by Angela Guess Jeff Kelly of Wikibon recently wrote, “Big Data is applicable to virtually all vertical markets, and the technologies that make up the emerging Big Data stack are diverse. But one thing most Big Data practitioners have in common is their employment of professional services firms to help navigate the journey to Big Data…

New Experian Report Shows Marketing Teams Struggle to Access Data Quickly

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, today published a new report on the prevalence of personalization and analytics required to support new marketing efforts. The study found that while almost half of companies personalize messages…

Talend Introduces the Big Data Sandbox to Accelerate Adoption of Big Data

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced the availability of the Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools. Big data projects often start…