Enterprise Information Management

Featured Video: Data Modeling with the UML

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Data Modeling With the UML from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess The last Enterprise Data World Conference in San Diego featured a number of compelling talks, including the presentation given by Michael Blaha, a Consultant at Modelsoft Consulting Corp. Michael spoke about Data Modeling with the UML. Attendees of the presentation found the presentation to be…

Blending the Doctor’s Office with Information Technology

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by Angela Guess Ki Mae Heussner of GigaOM recently shared the story of MDRevolution, an experiment in combining doctor’s offices with data technology. Heussner writes, “I was at MDRevolution’s La Jolla, Calif., office about a month ago, sitting in on a consultation as a patient huffed away on a treadmill… I felt like I was in a…

Is “Lean Data” a Better Approach for Your Business?

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by Angela Guess Matti Keltanen of The Guardian reports, “Big data is one of today’s hottest topics. We’re told big data is “the new oil” and that it will lead to a distinct and measurable competitive advantage. Over time, they say, enough big data could even make the scientific method obsolete. These predictions suggest a…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Kelle Z. O’Neal on Data Governance

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Kelle Z. O’Neal, a Managing Partner at First San Francisco Partners. Kelle…

How to Destroy Data

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by Angela Guess Karen Kroll of Compliance Week recently wrote, “Much of the emphasis on effective data management focuses (and understandably so) on processes that control the creation, transmission, and storage of data. There is, however, the equally pressing concern of effective data destruction. Records that no longer are useful, and that the organization isn’t legally…

RAID vs Drive Rebuilds – Part 2

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by David Logue This is a follow up to the original article on RAID vs. Drive Rebuilds. Several questions came up since the original posting, and Part 2 will attempt to address those questions. One of our readers noted:  “In your first example, parity is missing from stripe 4. You didn’t mention how that stripe…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Sue Geuens on Data Governance

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Sue Geuens, the President of DAMA SA. Sue will be giving a…

Big Data Doesn’t Need to Move Fast to be Sexy

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus of InfoWorld reports, “In the pecking order of big data sexiness, production applications and exploratory data science sandboxes get all the attention. That’s why, if you’re not a big data pro, you’ve probably ignored the critical role of big data in the ‘landing area’ of your data management and analytics…

Big Data Can Learn a Thing or Two from Lego

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by Angela Guess Kurt Bilafer of Forbes recently discussed Rebrickable, a website for Lego enthusiasts: “Users input Lego set IDs and their current inventory of Lego pieces and voila!  – an analytics engine crunches the data and makes recommendations on new Lego creations they can build.  This means a second life for old, forgotten Lego…