Enterprise Information Management

When Business Rules Fail

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by David Plotkin Business Rules are wonderful things, and I remember what an epiphany they were for me when Ron Ross and Barbara Von Halle began talking and writing about them in the early 90’s. Back then, I was a data modeler — specifically, a logical data modeler (physical would come later) — as well…

7 MDM Best Practices

by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently shared seven best practices for Master Data Management. He writes, “Master Data Management (MDM) is the process of establishing and implementing polices, standards and tools for administering data that’s most essential to an enterprise, including information on customers, employees, products and suppliers. ‘When we talk about master…

Webinar: Data Architecture for Data Governance

Data Architecture for Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides of this presentation, click HERE. This presentation was brought to you in partnership with:   About the Presentation Data Governance is a rapidly increasing priority for many enterprises, especially in industries such as financial services, healthcare, insurance and energy, where regulation is imposing…

Slides: Data Architecture for Data Governance

Data Architecture for Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this webinar, click HERE. This presentation is brought to you in partnership with:   About the Presentation Data Governance is a rapidly increasing priority for many enterprises, especially in industries such as financial services, healthcare, insurance and energy, where regulation is imposing significant…

Drowning in Data

by Angela Guess Bob Evans has written an article for Forbes regarding how much bigger Big Data is bound to get. He writes, “If you think we’ve got Big Data problems now—with ‘only’ about 9 billion devices connected to the Internet—what’s the situation going to be like when that number soars to50 billion at the end…

Data Governance and Apply Processes

by Angela Guess Rob Karel of Informatica writes, “As mentioned in my post describing the major business processes that comprise a data governance function, the Apply processes aim to operationalize and ensure compliance with all the data governance policies, business rules, stewardship processes, workflows, and cross-functional roles and responsibilities captured through the Discover and Define process stages.…

PSC & YarcData Announce ‘Sherlock’

by Angela Guess The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and YarcData have announced “the deployment of ‘Sherlock,’ a uRiKA graph-analytics appliance from YarcData for efficiently discovering unknown relationships or patterns “hidden” in extremely large and complex bodies of information. Funded through the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) program of the National Science Foundation, Sherlock features innovative…

Helping Small Businesses Handle Big Data

by Angela Guess Edward Walsh of the IBM Smarter Planet blog recently wrote, “When people speak of Big Data the natural reflex is to envision a big company or government struggling to deal with massive amounts of digital information. It stands to reason that the bigger the organization, the greater the data challenges. After all,…

Talend Announces v5.2 of Open Source Integration Platform

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced the availability of version 5.2 of its next-generation integration platform, the only offering that provides a unified environment for managing the entire lifecycle across data, application and process integration requirements. With version 5.2, Talend extends…

Affordable Big Data Tools for Small Business

by Angela Guess Elizabeth Woyke of Inc.com recently shared low-cost tools that small businesses can use to capitalize on Big Data. She writes, “Thanks to affordable storage rates and intelligent software, companies now have access to a staggering amount of data about their customers, operations, and markets. This information, and the industry that has blossomed…