Enterprise Information Management

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,…

Three Aspects of Temporal Data

by Michael Brackett Temporal data are often treated lightly, and sometimes not at all, during data resource design and development.  However, temporal data can be extremely important to an organization and must be considered in a well-designed data resource.  The three aspects of temporal data that must be considered are briefly described below.* Temporal means…

Starting Small with Big Data

by Angela Guess Bill Franks of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “While it isn’t hard to argue the value of analyzing big data, it is intimidating to figure out what to do first. There are many unknowns when working with data that your organization has never used before — the streams of unstructured information…

Varonis Offers Cost Effective DG

by Angela Guess According to a new release, Varonis Systems “has released version 5.8 of Varonis DatAdvantage, offering even more flexible, easier to manage and cost effective data governance for unstructured and semi-structured data while reducing system and network overhead. The latest enhancements are the result of continued improvements to the software to help organizations…