Enterprise Information Management

The Rise of the Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Steve Laws of Research-Live.com recently wrote, “It is a role that barely existed three years ago. Now most companies of any significance are looking to appoint CDOs. There were around 50 CDOs working in the corporate world in 2012, mainly in US companies; by the end of last year, that figure had risen…

Big Data and the Enterprise App

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by Angela Guess Natalie Gagliordi of ZDnet recently wrote, “Through the implementation of enterprise applications, old-guard vendors such as IBM, Oracle and SAP have long been capturing enterprise data, and in recent years have joined the race to make that data fit for insightful analysis. ‘Big data has been around a long time,’ said Byron Banks,…

The Power of Interactive Data Visualizations

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by Angela Guess Ben Kerschberg of Forbes recently wrote, “Designers often fail to achieve both form and functionality, creating instead subpar visualizations—e.g., bar charts, steamgraphs, treemaps, Gannt charts, and scatter plots—that fail to serve their main purpose of communicating information. These are far from the ideal way to consume data. As a result, users responsible for…

Melissa Data and Scribe Software Partner to Enhance Data Migration With Data Quality Services

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and data integration solutions, today announced its strategic relationship with Scribe Software to deliver better access to business-critical data and power a 360-degree view of the customer. Melissa Data’s sophisticated, native data quality functions are…

Data Lakes & Best Practices for Enterprise Data Management

Arosa and its lake

by Angela Guess Barry Devlin of Search Business Analytics recently wrote, “The term data lake has gained quite a few followers of late. I am explicitly not one of them… It appears that the term dates back to 2011, first used by James Dixon, CTO at software vendor Pentaho Corp. Since then, it has been promoted by people…

A Suitable Descriptive Component

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by Michael Brackett The descriptive component, consisting of data names and data definitions, has been sorely lacking in the majority of data resource design and development efforts (The Missing Descriptive Component).  The lack of a descriptive component has limited a thorough understanding of data in the data resource, and has led to brute-force-physical development and…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Cindy Walker on Data Best Practices

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Cindy Walker, the Director of Data Analytics Center of Excellence at Salient Federal Solutions. Cindy will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. Her session is titled “Combining Traditional Enterprise Data Management Best Practices with…

Altilia Presents MANTRA Smart Web and MANTRA Holistic Intelligence

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by Angela Guess This week at the Enterprise Data World Conference in Austin, Altilia is presenting the first complete release of the company’s products, MANTRA Smart Web & Document Data Capture and MANTRA Holistic Intelligence. The former is “an easy-to-use and highly scalable web scraping and document data capture technology, based on patent pending algorithms, which…

Compact Announces Support for QlikView, SAS and Apache Hive

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by Angela Guess Earlier this month, Compact Solutions announced “official support for lineage extraction from SAS programs, QlikView reports and Apache Hive queries in the MetaDex solution. With these new capabilities we are further expanding the list of technologies that can be covered to achieve true end-to-end data lineage across a heterogeneous environment. To learn more…