Enterprise Information Management

Liaison Technologies Acquires Hubspan

by Angela Guess Hubspan recently reported that “Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, has acquired Hubspan, the leading provider of cloud-based business integration solutions. The combined company creates the leading cloud integration platform to address critical customer and partner needs for B2B, A2A, Managed File Transfer (MFT), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data…

IBM Introduces Mainframes for Big Data Age

by Angela Guess The Washington Post reports that IBM has introduced a new line of mainframe computers for the Big Data age. According to the article, “IBM said its zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server is designed to help clients securely and quickly sift through massive amounts of data, meeting the demands of retail and other clients…

Resolving The Primary Key Fiasco

by Michael Brackett Primary keys are a major component of formal data resource design.  However, the designation and use of primary keys is often informal based on physical implementation.  The result is an increase in data disparity and difficulty navigating an organization’s data resource. A recent online discussion posed the question about whether there could…

Data Scientists or Data Artists?

by Angela Guess John Koetsier of VentureBeat reports, “The appeal of big data has made data scientists a hot item, commanding respect and income worthy of supermodels or football stars. But perhaps a better term would be ‘data artists,’ befitting the artfulness that goes into interpreting and illustrating big datasets. Perhaps these scientists are not the Einsteins and…

Flying Blind with MDM?

by Angela Guess David Borean has written an article for the Infotrellis blog regarding proper Master Data Management practices. He writes, “For many years I’ve been saying that the one thing all MDM clients have in common is that the quality of data in their source systems is not as good as they thought.  Over…

Implementing a Data Stewardship Committee

by Angela Guess Pete Stiglich has written an article for the Perficient blog regarding the steps to implementing a Data Stewardship subcommittee within a Data Governance program. He writes, “A key initiative to be undertaken prior to instituting Data Stewardship at the enterprise level is to develop a Subject Area Model (SAM) – the 10,000…

Facebook’s Data: Just How Big is It?

by Angela Guess Josh Constine of TechCrunch reports, “Facebook revealed some big, big stats on big data to a few reporters at its HQ today, including that its system processes 2.5 billion pieces of content and 500+ terabytes of data each day. It’s pulling in 2.7 billion Like actions and 300 million photos per day, and it…

Rethinking Master Data Management

by Angela Guess Michele Goetz of Forrester has written an article discussing current thinking surrounding Master Data and how that thinking needs to be rebooted. She writes, “A common theme I hear from clients is that master data is about the linked data elements for a single record. No duplication or variation exists to drive…

A Short History of Data Warehousing

by Paul Williams The relational database revolution in the early 1980s ushered in an era of improved access to the valuable information contained deep within data. Still improvements were needed. It was soon discovered that databases modeled to be efficient at transactional processing were not always optimized for complex reporting or analytical needs. In fact,…

Giving Hadoop Some YARN

by Angela Guess Brian Proffitt of ITWorld reports, “Hadoop has been the undisputed king of big data for a while, but while the emperor has some clothes, the limitations of Hadoop have made the outfit skimpier than it needed to be. Now Hadoop developers are building the new processing system known as YARN, to knit the emperor…