Enterprise Information Management

Big Data from Supercomputers

by Angela Guess Rita Boland of Signal Online recently wrote, “Big data can mean big problems for the people trying to derive usable information from a large number of sources. Since coming into existence in March, the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Institute has made strides to resolve this issue for programs running on supercomputers. The…

Data Governance: Organizational Considerations

by Angela Guess Rob Karel of Informatica recently shared his list of organizational consideration for Data Governance. He writes, “While the People facet of our Data Governance Framework focuses on skills and responsibilities, the Organizational Alignment facet focuses on the working relationships between dependent roles.  Many organizations begin their data governance journey putting decision-making responsibility, resourcing and stewardship within…

IBM Expands PureSystems Big Data Family

by Angela Guess IBM has announced that the company has expanded its PureSystems family to help clients better tame Big Data. According to the article, “To help global organizations make sense of the massive influx of data being created daily, IBM today expanded its PureSystems family of expert integrated systems with the introduction of PureData System. Now,…

NetApp & Data Tactics Partner to Deliver Data Management to Gov Agencies

by Angela Guess According to a new article in Businessweek, “Government agencies and commercial enterprises are inundated with both structured and unstructured data that they must analyze, extract essential information from, and act on, all under extreme time pressure. Doing this in a cloud environment with a solution that has both a big-data infrastructure and…

Big Data Only Works When Little Data is Valued

by Angela Guess Robert Plant of the Harvard Business Review recently opined that Big Data doesn’t work if the small things are ignored. He writes, “Ever waited hours, in vain, for a repair service to arrive at your home? Of course you have. We all have. Chances are you’ve also shifted your allegiance away from…

IBM Analytics in the Vineyard

by Angela Guess IBM recently reported: “Delegat’s Wine Estate, the New Zealand producer and marketer of the internationally-acclaimed Delegat’s and Oyster Bay wines, today announced it has successfully applied IBM analytics technology to better understand the effects of changes in grape supply, capital structures, foreign exchange impacts and distribution decisions to confidently predict long-term business…

Is DG Driven by IT or Business

by Angela Guess Nick Kolakowski of Slashdot recently posed the question, does business or IT drive Data Governance? He writes, “Data governance is one of those amorphous terms that businesses struggle to define, much less implement. In broad strokes, it involves the implementation of processes and methods that govern how data analysts and others within…

Data Governance And The Data Portfolio

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands Surprisingly (well, to me, anyway), there still seems to be a lack of consensus about what “Data Governance” really is. The DAMA DMBOK says that it is “The exercise of authority and control (planning, monitoring, and enforcement) over the management of data assets. Personally, I think that’s pretty good – although it…

A New Framework for Big Data

by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of Search Business Analytics reports, “The traditional analytics framework is broken, according to Simon Zhang, director of business analytics at Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn Corp., and featured speaker at a recent Big Analytics 2012 event in Boston. Zhang backed his position with two reasons: First, the components of the framework are not…

Bigger Alone is Not Necessarily Better

by Angela Guess Jeff Kelly of Wikibon.org recently argued that Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, is a bit off with his message at this week’s Oracle OpenWorld event: “Larry Ellison’s target was archrival SAP. ‘SAP has an in-memory machine, you know, that’s a little bit smaller than what we offer,’ Ellison said at OpenWorld yesterday,…